Dr. Carl R. Barr is a native of Pennsylvania. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he received his degree in osteopathic medicine. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship at the National Capital Consortium in Bethesda, Md. Dr. Barr retired from the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant commander and served for 27 years, including during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Dr. Barr is board-certified in Neurology, with special qualifications in Child Neurology. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Neurology, Child Neurology Society and American Epilepsy Society. Dr. Barr is director of Child Neurology for Florida Hospital for Children and has privileges at Florida Hospital for Children, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. He is licensed to practice medicine in Florida and Pennsylvania.
He has a true passion for the children he treats and strives to make each child’s visit as informative and helpful as possible. He and his staff are committed to providing exceptional medical care in a compassionate and caring environment.
Dr. Murtuza K. Kothawala received his medical degree from the Government Medical College & Hospital in Nagpur, India. While there, he pursued his passion for pediatrics and finished his Masters in Pediatrics. He practiced pediatrics in a large hospital for 11 years. During his time as a Pediatrician, he developed a special interest in neurological disorders. He came to the U.S. and completed his pediatric residency at Cooper University Hospital in New Jersey. He then completed his fellowship in child neurology at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Kothawala is board-certified in Pediatrics and Neurology, with special qualification in Child Neurology. His areas of special interest are epilepsy, headaches and neurobehavioral disorders in children. Dr. Kothawala has privileges at Florida Hospital for Children, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. He is licensed to practice medicine in Florida and Alabama. He is fluent in several Indian languages, including Hindi.
Angela was born and raised here in Orlando, Florida and is a true Floridian. She attended the University of Central Florida to pursue nursing. She earned her Bachelor's degree in nursing in 2008 with Summa Cum Laude honors and was the top honor graduate of her class. From there she went on to become a Burn/Trauma RN at Orlando Regional Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2012 with her Master's degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is board certified with a love for children.
Angela is married with one son and a dog. She enjoys spending time with family and visiting the beach. In her spare time you will find her at the gym or enjoying the outdoors. She loves any and all sports and is a Gator fan by marriage.
Adriana was born and raised in Puerto Rico, moved to Florida in 2010. She received her Associates Degree in 2012 at Southern Technical College. She worked at a Cancer Center for 4 years and joined Florida Child Neurology in 2016. She is happily married with three children. She enjoys spending time with her family. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.
Millie was born in Puerto Rico and is a native of Ohio. She received her Bachelors degree in Health Care Administration at Everest University and has since earned her Masters in Business Administration with a major in Health Care Administration at Strayer University. Millie is our office manager, and is committed to ensuring our patients receive the best possible care and service. She has 25 plus years experience in the health care industry. She is fluent in Spanish and English.
Easter grew up in Kansas City, Kansas. Upon completion of high school she joined the United States Army. She served 22 years and worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse in areas of Maternal Child & Health from 1986-2000.
Upon her retirement from the military, she continued her career progression and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in nursing at University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Not yet satisfied, she pursued her passion to work in pediatrics and completed her Master’s degree as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at University of Central Florida in 2012.
She is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, a member of the Florida Nurse Association, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and Sigma Theta Tau International.
Easter is a former marathon runner, enjoys biking, riding her street strider, and she is a fervent sports fan. Her favorite teams are UF “Gator” football, KU basketball, Lady Vols basketball, KC Royals & Chiefs, & The Dallas Cowboys. She is married and has 3 fur babies.
Dr. Muhammad Salim is the newest member of our medical team.
He holds board certifications in Child Neurology, Epilepsy, and Clinical Neurophysiology, and has over 18 years of experience.
Dr. Salim received his medical degree at the University of Karachi/ Sindh Medical College in Pakistan. From there, Dr. Salim went on to complete his child neurology residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He completed his Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO.
His primary interests are in epilepsy, headaches, and ADHD.
A husband and father of two young children, Dr. Salim enjoys white water rafting and reading in his spare time.
Dr. Salim also speaks Hindi and Urdu.
Vicki grew up on the east coast of Florida in Melbourne. She then relocated to Orlando, where she attended the University of Central Florida for her undergraduate education. She graduated from UCF with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It was clear to her that her passion was, and always will be, caring for children. Vicki worked as a registered nurse at Florida Hospital for Children on a General Pediatrics unit for five years. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Florida, and became licensed as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the Florida Nurses Association and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.
When she is not working, Vicki enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and her dog, Charlie. She loves to do anything outdoors, go to Disney, and travel.
Carl R. Barr, D.O.
Murtuza K. Kothawala, M.D.
Angela Rivett, MSN, FN-BC
Adriana Rivera, MA
Millie Rivera, MBA HSA
Easter Johnson, CPNP
Muhammad Salim, M.D.
Vicki Bernhardt, MSN, ARNP, CPNP