Providing health care to at-risk and uninsured teens
Mikey Maurer ’11
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
MAJOR: SCIENCE PREPROFESSIONAL STUDIES
Dr. Maurer, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, provides health care to uninsured and underserved teens, ensuring that they have access to the medical services they need.
Maurer works with the University of Miami School Health Initiative, a health care program that serves area schools, coordinating clinical care, program development, and health education activities. He assists schools in the medically underserved area of North Miami, treating a significant number of significant Haitian patients, many of whom lack health insurance. He also works with a mobile pediatric clinic that serves uninsured children and families throughout Miami-Dade County. In addition, Maurer advocates for children as a member of several committees and is building an international partnership between the University of Miami and a Brazilian institution to help create a clinical and cultural exchange for medical students and residents. He remains involved with GALA-ND/SMC as it provides support for other LGBTQ alumni as well students within the Notre Dame family.
Maurer has made a conscious decision to serve marginalized and vulnerable patients, using his medical training on behalf of those who most need it.