Michelle Hidalgo, MD, is a physician specializing in pediatric palliative care at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. She provides supportive care for children with chronic or complex life-threatening illnesses and their families. She attends to every aspect of a child’s well-being, coordinates family support, and offers decision-making resources. Fluent in both English and Spanish, she also has trained to perform cultural and linguistic assessments to provide her patients and their families the highest level of care, compassion and understanding.
Dr. Hidalgo earned her medical degree at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Florida in Gainesville, graduating cum laude. She completed her residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in hospice and palliative care at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.
She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, where she participates in the bioethics and palliative care sections. Dr. Hidalgo is an active volunteer and has developed and managed palliative care support groups for critically and chronically ill adolescents and participated in three medical mission trips to the Dominican Republic.