Marytery Fajardo, MD
Program Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program
Co-Director, Neuro-Cardiac and Development Program
Dr. Marytery Fajardo is a pediatric neurologist and epileptologist with the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Brain Institute and serves as program director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program and co-director of the Neuro-Cardiac and Development Program for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. In addition to seeing patients with general neurology and epilepsy concerns and attending the seizure unit, Dr. Fajardo also leads and participates in several specialty clinics including Neuromodulation, Neuro-Cardiac and Epilepsy Surgery.
Dr. Fajardo earned her medical degree from the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Holtz Children’s Hospital/Jackson Memorial Health System in Miami, Florida; followed by a residency in pediatric neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine/Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Fajardo then pursued a fellowship in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Her clinical interests include pediatric epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, neuromodulation, as well as neurologic and developmental outcomes in children with complex congenital heart disease.
Dr. Fajardo is board certified in pediatric neurology, clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Clinical Neurophysiological Society, American Epilepsy Society and Child Neurology Society. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, she has presented at medical conferences and participated in international mission trips.
Dr. Fajardo is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS), the physician-led multispecialty medical group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.
Founded in 2001, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Brain Institute is one of the largest comprehensive pediatric programs dedicated solely to the care of the developing brain. It brings together world-renowned specialists in numerous pediatric neuroscience subspecialties with cumulative clinical experience unparalleled in the United States. Since 2008, the program has been ranked among the nation’s top-tier programs for pediatric neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. The clinical and research leadership of the program serves as a beacon to families confronting the uncertainty of a child with a brain disorder, offering the latest treatments and assessment techniques, many of which were developed by the Brain Institute team.