Meet the Neuro-Oncology Team

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.

Ziad A Khatib, MD

Vice President of the Medical Staff
Director, Neuro Oncology Program

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Pediatric brain tumors, neuro-oncology, pediatric cancer treatment, chemotherapy, glioma


Ossama M Maher, MD

Associate Director, Neuro Oncology Program

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Medulloblastoma, germ cell tumors, gliomas and stem cell transplant for brain tumors.


Toba N Niazi, MD

Medical Director, Neuro-Oncology Surgical Services

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Brain and spinal cord tumors, cerebral palsy, spasticity and movement disorders, complex congenital or traumatic spinal disorders


A Team Approach to Care

Following appropriate surgical treatment by the world-renowned neurosurgery team, treatment with chemotherapy or radiation therapy may be required. Our specialty team also includes:

 A physician identified with a Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists logo is an employee of Nicklaus Children's Health System. All other physicians listed on the website are in private medical practices.