Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) Chief, Section of Neonatology and Perinatal Medicine
Dr. Aftab is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Miami Children’s Health System. She is a neonatologist and PSA chief for the Section of Neonatology and Perinatal Medicine at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and serves as medical director of the Fetal Care Center. 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.
Prior to joining PSA, 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 is board certified in both general pediatrics and neonatology. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and she has presented at conferences both nationally and internationally. Her clinical and research interests are focused on delivery room resuscitation and incorporating high fidelity simulation in practice to ensure the highest quality of care in code situations.
Dr. Aftab sees patients at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital main campus. She is fluent in English and Urdu.
The Fetal Care Center at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital 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.