Francine Magaletti, M.D., F.A.A.P.

I have lived in Florida for 16 years and currently reside in Lighthouse Point with my husband of 28 years. We have 1 daughter, 4 sons, and 3 grandchildren. All our children are grown, starting their own careers, some with families of their own. My husband and I have recently become empty nesters and truly treasure this time together sharing our hobbies of golf, fishing, gardening, home renovations, and cooking. We loved raising our children, but now finding ourselves enjoying them all the more as adults, celebrating the wonderful person each of them became. We attend Calvary Chapel of Ft Lauderdale. In 2006 I participated in Calvary's medical relief team that was sent to India after the 2005 Tsunami, and look forward to taking part in more medical mission trips.

I believe Pediatrics is a joyful specialty and I love the opportunity that pediatrics gives me to demystify medicine, calm parental anxiety and empower parents to feel confident in caring for the health needs of their children. Pediatrics is rewarding because the care we give as pediatricians has the potential to influence many generations as well as serve the community at large. 

Credentials & Education

Place of Birth New York City, New York
Raised Long Island, New York
College State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York
Touro College, New York
Undergraduate Degrees B.S. in Biological Science
B.A. in Psychology
B.S. in Health Science/Physician Assistant with
additional Certification in Surgery
Medical School State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York
Residency Long Island Jewish Medical Center- New Hyde Park, New York
Winthrop University Hospital- Mineola, New York
Years Practicing Medicine I started practicing medicine as a physician assistant, first in adult surgery, then in internal medicine. I then decided to further my education. After completing medical school and my pediatric residency, I have been practicing pediatrics in private practice for 18 years.
Professional Memberships American Academy of Pediatrics since 1991, with two successful re-certification certificates, the 3rd to be completed in 2011.
Medical Interest

I enjoy teaching parents, patients, as well as other medical personnel. I want to make medicine -logical and understandable. I have interests in hematology, and neurology, including attention deficient disorder.