MIAMI, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miami Children's Health System welcomes Saima Aftab, MD, FAAP, and neonatologist, as Medical Director of the Fetal Care Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Dr. Aftab is employed by the health system's multispecialty group practice, Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) and also serves as PSA chief for the Section of Neonatology and Perinatal Medicine.
Dr. Aftab oversees the new Fetal Care Center, which is dedicated to families expecting an infant with medical needs that require intervention at birth. The program offers comprehensive, coordinated care from prenatal diagnosis to delivery, postnatal care and the transition to infant care.
Prior to joining PSA and Miami Children's Health System, Dr. Aftab served as director of education in the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine and assistant director of the STRATUS Center for medical simulation at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She has held academic appointments at Harvard Medical School, Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
Dr. Aftab earned her medical degree from King Edward Medical University in Lahore, Pakistan. She then completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in neonatal perinatal medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. She is board certified in general pediatrics, neonatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org/fetalcare.
About Miami Children's Health System
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, part of Miami Children's Health System, is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 740 attending physicians and over 220 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed nonprofit hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine and routinely has many programs ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. The organization has grown and evolved into the Miami Children's Health System (MCHS) which includes Miami Children's Health Foundation, the organization's 501c3 fundraising arm; a network of 10 nonprofit outpatient centers situated in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties; Pediatric Specialists of America, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center, as well as an e-commerce line of children's wellness and safety products that support the hospital's mission of serving the region's pediatric population. MCHS is the region's only healthcare system exclusively for children.
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