Skilled Care in Child Emergencies

The Emergency Department staff at Manatee Memorial Hospital includes pediatric physicians called hospitalists who can speak directly to your pediatrician about your child's condition and needs.

Victoria L. Riley, MD, FAAP, Pediatric Medical Director

Victoria L. Riley, MD
  • Pediatric Hospitalist for 10 years at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, Tampa, Florida
  • Board Certified in Pediatric and Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Member of the American Medical Association and Manatee County Medical Society
  • Pediatric Residency training at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Graduated from the University of South Florida College of Medicine
  • Bachelor's degree from University of South Florida
 

Johnny Alvarez, MD, FAAP

Johnny Alvarez, MD
  • Pediatrics private practice in West Bradenton for 25 years
  • Board Certified in Pediatrics since 1989, re-certified in 2013
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified
  • Selected by Castle Connolly to their "Top Doctors in America" list for 2006 - 2013
  • Training in pediatrics from 1984 - 1987 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Los Angeles, California
  • Graduated from the University of Utah Medical School
  • Bachelor's degree from UCLA in Los Angeles, California
 

Melinda Hierholzer, DO, FAAP

Melinda Hierholzer, DO
  • Pediatric Emergency Department physician for five years
  • Board Certified in Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified
  • Fellow and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Residency in Pediatrics at Geisinger Medical Center, Pennsylvania
  • Completed Medical School at Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Bachelor's degree from University of Tampa