Dr. Chavez specializes in general pediatrics in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Department of Pediatric Medicine. He joined the medical staff in 2006 and sees patients in St. Petersburg, Florida. In 2023, he was named William Baumgartner, M.D., Physician of the Year at Johns Hopkins All Children's.
Dr. Chavez received his medical degree from the University of San Carlos in Guatemala City, Guatemala, and completed his pediatric training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, in Newark. Dr. Chavez also was an associate researcher for the World Health Organization’s Epidemiological Research Center in Reproductive Health and studied pediatric endocrinology and diabetes in Germany at University Children’s Hospital, Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tuebingen. Dr. Chavez specializes in the care of complex children. He speaks English, Spanish and German.