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Cancer Center | Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Neuro Oncology

The neuro oncology team, led by Dr. Ziad Khatib, provides state-of-the-art treatment for all newly diagnosed and recurrent brain tumors. Novel treatments include chemotherapy for young children to avoid or delay radiation's side effects, stem cell transplantation with high dose chemotherapy and antiangiogenesis therapy to cut the blood supply to growing tumors.

We are offering personalized molecular genomic testing of tumors and are involved with novel tumor vaccine trials.

Neuro Oncologist:

Ziad Khatib, MD.
(For consultation -
3100 SW 62nd Ave. #121
Miami, FL 33155
Phone: 305-662-8360
Fax: 305-666-6387
Twitter: @Khatib_Ziad



Enrique Escalon, MD
Athena Chr.-Pefkarou, MD
Guillermo De Angulo, MD
Maggie C. Fader, MD
Alejandro Levy, MD
Haneen Abdella, MD



Nolan Altman, MD
Martha Ballesteros, MD
Santiago Medina, MD
Esperanza Pacheco, MD
Luisa Cervantes, MD



John Ragheb, MD
Sanjiv Bhatia, MD
Toba Niazi, MD


Nurse Liaisons:

Lauren Uscinski, ARNP (
Ana Diaz, ARNP
Anne McNeil 



Joseph Panoff, MD


Luis Gonzalez-Mendoza, MD
Adriana Carrillo, MD
Alejandro Diaz, MD

Social Workers:

Evelyn Gonzalez

Child Life Specialists:

Lisa Kimball
Justine Marty

Neuro Psychologist:

Gustavo Ray, PhD.

Stem Cell Transplant:

Linda Oher, ARNP
Martin Andreansky, MD
Kamar Godder, MD
Vicki Angulo-Vazquez, ARNP
Jennifer Reichbach Douglas, ARNP


Jennifer Caceres


Claudia Vargas – Neurosurgery
Nicole Gonzalez – Oncology

The Cancer Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (786) 624-2778 or toll free 1-888-624-2778.

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