Bernadette Antonyrajah, MD

Dr. Bernadette Antonyrajah is a Board Certified Pediatrician who specializes in Pediatric Critical Care, and is one of the founding members of Advanced Kids Care.

Born in London, England, Dr. Antonyrajah relocated to the United States with her family at the age of 8, settling in Detroit, Michigan. Growing up in the “Wolverine State”, she became a lifelong Michigan fan and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, studying Biopsychology and Chemistry. In 1998, after completing her premedical studies, she returned to the United Kingdom, having been accepted to study medicine at The Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland. After graduating with honors and a Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery as well as a Bachelor of Obstetrics, Dr. Antonyrajah completed her medical internship at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Ayelesbury, England. Wanting to be closer to family, she returned to the United States where she completed her Pediatric training at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, earning her Board Certification in Pediatrics in 2009. After completing her residency, Dr. Antonyrajah began working as a Pediatric Hospitalist for two years before deciding to pursue further subspecialty training. She went on to complete a Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, earning her Board Certification in Pediatric Critical Care in 2016.

After completing her Critical Care Fellowship, Dr. Antonyrajah relocated to Florida, where she served as the Medical Director of the Pediatric ICU at Florida Hospital for Children from 2012-2016, and then at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville in 2017.

Dr. Antonyrajah is married and has two children. Though her career pursuits have kept her busy, being a mom has always been a priority for her and so she is actively involved in her children’s schools, extracurricular activities and the community as well. Dr. Antonyrajah sits on the committee of several charitable organizations, most notably Runway to Hope, an event that raises money for childhood cancer research and treatment. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her family, going to the gym and spending time with friends and family.

Undergraduate & Medical Education
University of Michigan
1996-1998
Premedical Sciences in Biopsychology & Chemistry

Royal College of Surgeons
1998-2004
Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery
Bachelor of Obstetrics

Medical Internship & Pediatric Residency
Stoke Mandeville Hospital
2004-2005
Internal Medicine

University of Toledo Medical Center
2005-2008
Pediatrics

Pediatric Fellowship
Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
2009-2012
Pediatric Critical Care

Certifications:
American Board of Pediatrics – October 2009
American Board of Pediatric Critical Care – November 2016

Marie Antonyrajah, MD

Dr. Marie Antonyrajah is a Board Certified Pediatrician who heads Advanced Kids Care’s division of Concierge Pediatrics.

Born in London, England, Dr. Antonyrajah relocated to Detroit, Michigan with her family at the age of two. She attended John Carroll University as an undergraduate, where she studied Biology and pre-medical science. Her interest in medicine led her to The Cleveland Clinic where she studied Molecular Cardiology as a Research Assistant at the Lerner Research Institute. After graduation she pursued her Doctorate of Medicine at Ross University School of Medicine, where she graduated with honors in 2011. She continued her training in Pediatrics at Dayton Children’s Hospital at Wright State University in Ohio, becoming board certified in 2015.

After completing her training, Dr. Antonyrajah and her husband relocated to Florida, where she has held academic faculty positions with University of Central Florida College of Medicine with both Florida Hospital for Children as a Pediatric Hospitalist and at Nemours as a Pediatric Emergency provider.

Dr. Antonyrajah is very passionate about pediatrics, in particular preventive care. She strives to provide outstanding care to her patients and families.

Dr. Antonyrajah is married and has a 2 year old daughter. She and her husband are excitedly expecting their second child in the coming months. In her free time, the little that she has with a busy young family, she enjoys traveling, Orange Theory workouts and spending time with family and friends.

Undergraduate & Medical Education:
John Carroll University
2002-2006
Bachelor of Science – Biology 

Lerner Research Institute at The Cleveland Clinic
2004-2005
Research Assistant

Ross University School of Medicine
2007-2011
Doctor of Medicine

Pediatric Internship & Residency
Dayton Children’s Hospital at Wright State University
2011-2014

Certifications:
American Board of Pediatrics – October 2015

Sal Buonaiuto, MD

Dr. Sal Buonaiuto is a Board Certified Pediatrician who specializes in Pediatric Cardiology & Pediatric Critical Care, and is one of the founding members of Advanced Kids Care. Originally from Long Island, NY, Dr. Buonaiuto attended Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania where he studied Economics & Political Science, earning his Bachelor’s degree in 1992. After working in the financial industry for several years in both New York and Boston, he decided to pursue a more personally fulfilling career, choosing medicine and returning to school in 1999 at St. George’s University in Grenada, graduating with his Doctorate in 2004. After graduation he accepted a position at The University of Buffalo where he completed both his medical internship and Pediatric residency training at The Women’s & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo in 2007. Upon completing his residency Dr. Buonaiuto went on to pursue further subspecialty training in both Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, completing fellowships at Stanford University and subsequently at the University of Michigan, in 2010 and 2012 respectively.

Upon completion of his second fellowship, Dr. Buonaiuto accepted an academic faculty appointment at the University of Utah’s Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, UT, where he worked and taught in both the Pediatric ICU and Pediatric Cardiac ICU. In 2014 he relocated to Florida to accept a position as Medical Director of the Pediatric Cardiac ICU at Florida Hospital for Children. In 2016 he joined the team at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at their New York based WCA Hospital location, spearheading the development of their Pediatric department.

Dr. Buonaiuto is married and has three children. Though his career has kept him busy, he still enjoys staying active and participates in several club sports, including ice hockey and lacrosse. He also enjoys several outdoor activities with his wife and family such as surfing, snowboarding, scuba diving and mountain biking. He and his wife are avid travelers and have recently started training for triathlons.

Undergraduate & Medical Education
Gettysburg College
1992
Bachelor of Arts – Economics

St. George’s University School of Medicine
2004
Doctor of Medicine

Medical Internship & Pediatric Residency
State University of New York at Buffalo – The Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
2004-2007
Pediatrics

Pediatric Fellowships
Stanford University – Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
2007-2010
Pediatric Cardiology

The University of Michigan – C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
2010-2012
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine