Maritza Plaza-Verduin

Maritza Plaza-Verduin, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor; Associate Program Director – Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Department: Department of Emergency Medicine
Business Phone: (352) 265-5911

About Maritza Plaza-Verduin

Maritza Plaza, M.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Dr. Plaza earned her medical degree from the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico before moving to the Sunshine State for a residency in pediatrics at the University of Florida. She then completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando.

During her time in Puerto Rico, Dr. Plaza was the president of Pediatrics Interest Group, and she has since served on a handful of committees, including the resident liaison committee and GME quality advisory council at Orlando Health. She now serves on the PACE committee as a pediatric emergency medicine liaison at UF Health. She belongs to several professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, American College of Emergency Physicians and Florida Medical Association, and she is fluent in Spanish.

Accomplishments

Physician Customer Service/Patient Safety Recognition
2012 · University of Florida
Resident of the Month
2011 · University of Florida
Recognition for Excellence in Pediatric Medical Student Education
2010 · University of Florida

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Pediatrics
Subspecialties
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Publications

2021
An Unusual Visit from an Old Foe: Oral Presentation of Syphilis in a Teenage Patient.
Case reports in pediatrics. 2021 [DOI] 10.1155/2021/7755914. [PMID] 34434588.

Grants

Jan 2021 – Aug 2021
Refresher Training and Assessment in Austere Environments
Role: Faculty
Funding: UNVEIL via DEFENSE HEALTH AGENCY

Education

Fellowship – Pediatrics/Emergency Medicine
2015 · Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Residency – Pediatrics
2012 · University of Florida
Medical Degree
2009 · Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Bachelor of Science – Biology
2004 · University of Puerto Rico

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
MDC7400 Pediatric Clerkship
2018
MDC7710 Sr Emerg Med Clerkshp

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 265-5911