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Heather McCrea, MD

Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Pediatrics



Dr. Heather J. McCrea is the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Holtz Children’s Hospital. Dr. McCrea is board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery. She is an expert in endoscopic procedures and minimally invasive surgeries. She is trained to use rigid endoscopes, and is the only surgeon in Miami trained to use flexible endoscopes – valuable skills used when performing craniosynostosis repairs, and treating brain tumors, pituitary tumors, hydrocephalus, and arachnoid cysts.


  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery, Pediatrics

Area of Interest

  • Chiari Malformation
  • Clinical Research
  • Concussion
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Moya Moya Syndrome
  • Pediatric Brain Tumors
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Tethered Cords
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Lesions


  • Medical Education: Yale University School of Medicine
  • Internship: New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell and Memorial S
  • Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Fellowship: Boston Children's Hospital


Holtz Children's Hospital

1611 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136

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