Primary Office

Address:
Nicklaus Children's Neurosurgery
3100 SW 62 Avenue, ACB #3109
Miami, FL 33155
Phone Number: 305-662-8386

Education

Medical School - University of Maryland
Residency - University of Utah
Fellowship - University of Washington

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgery - Certified
American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery - Certified


Dr. Toba Niazi, neurosurgeon at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, specializes in the surgical treatment of children with brain and spinal cord tumors, and children with cerebral palsy, spasticity and movement disorders.

She has made a difference in the lives of countless children with complex health needs. See some of her recent successes online: They include Michael who has resumed a rich life after Dr. Niazi performed a dorsal rhizotomy to decrease his spasticity and Cameron, who is thriving after she performed a life-saving craniotomy.

Prior to joining the team in 2013, Dr. Niazi was on staff at Inova Fairfax Children’s Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia, where she served as a pediatric neurosurgeon. Dr. Niazi received her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

She completed her internship and residency at the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and a fellowship in neurosurgery at the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. During her time in training, Dr. Niazi focused on translational research in a transgenic mouse model with medulloblastoma. This work led her to earn the prestigious Kenneth Shulman Award through the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS).

Dr. Niazi is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America, the physician group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System and sees patients at the flagship facility, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, and at the Nicklaus Children’s Miramar Outpatient Center & Nicklaus Children’s Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center.
 

Publications

 

A systematic review and meta-analysis of endoscopic versus open treatment of craniosynostosis. Part 1: the sagittal suture.

Yan H, Abel TJ, Alotaibi NM, Anderson M, Niazi TN, Weil AG, Fallah A, Phillips JH, Forrest CR, Kulkarni AV, Drake JM, Ibrahim GM.

J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Jul 6:1-9. doi: 10.3171/2018.4.PEDS17729. [Epub ahead of print]


A systematic review of endoscopic versus open treatment of craniosynostosis. Part 2: the nonsagittal single sutures.

Yan H, Abel TJ, Alotaibi NM, Anderson M, Niazi TN, Weil AG, Fallah A, Phillips JH, Forrest CR, Kulkarni AV, Drake JM, Ibrahim GM.

J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Jul 6:1-8. doi: 10.3171/2018.4.PEDS17730. [Epub ahead of print]


Epidemiology and short-term surgical outcomes of children presenting with cerebellar tumors.

Totapally BR, Shah AH, Niazi T.

Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2018 May;168:97-101. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2018.02.038. Epub 2018 Feb 26.


Extracranial extra-CNS spread of embryonal tumor with multilayered rosettes (ETMR): case series and systematic review.

Shah AH, Khatib Z, Niazi T.

Childs Nerv Syst. 2018 Apr;34(4):649-654. doi: 10.1007/s00381-017-3657-x. Epub 2017 Nov 25.


Publications

Hall, M.D., Odia, Y., Allen, J.E., Tarapore, R., Khatib, Z., Niazi, T.N., et al (2019). First clinical experience with DRD2/3 antagonist ONC201 in H3 K27M-mutant pediatric diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma: a case report. Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics, View in Pubmed

Totapally, B.R, Shah, A.H., Niazi, T. (2018). Epidemiology and short-term surgical outcomes of children presenting with cerebellar tumors.. Clinical neurology and neurosurgery, 168(), 97-101. View in Pubmed

Yan, H., Abel, T.J., Alotaibi, N.M., Anderson, M., Niazi, T.N., et al (2018). A systematic review and meta-analysis of endoscopic versus open treatment of craniosynostosis. Part 1: the sagittal suture. Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 22(4), 352-360. View in Pubmed

Yan, H., Abel, T.J., Alotaibi, N.M., Anderson, M., Niazi, T.N., et al (2018). A systematic review of endoscopic versus open treatment of craniosynostosis. Part 2: the nonsagittal single sutures.. Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 22(4), 361-368. View in Pubmed

Shah, A.H., Ibrahim, G.M., Sasaki, J., Ragheb, J., Bhatia, S., Niazi, T.N. (2018). Multiple echocardiography abnormalities associated with endoscopic third ventriculostomy failure. Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 21(1), 25-30. View in Pubmed

Goyal, A., Cajigas, I., Ibrahim, G.M., Brathwaite, C.D., ..., Niazi, T., et al (2018). Surgical Treatment of Intramedullary Spinal Metastasis in Medulloblastoma: Case Report and Review of the Literature. World neurosurgery, 118(), 42-46. View in Pubmed

Shah, A.H., Khatib, Z., Niazi, T. (2018). Extracranial extra-CNS spread of embryonal tumor with multilayered rosettes (ETMR): case series and systematic review. Child's nervous system, 34(4), 649-654. View in Pubmed

Jermakowicz, W.J., Weil, A.G., Vlasenko, A., Bhatia, S., Niazi, T.N. (2017). Cognard Type V intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula presenting in a pediatric patient with rapid, progressive myelopathy. Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 20(2), 158-163. View in Pubmed

Donson, A.M., Apps, J., Griesinger, A.M., Amani, V., Witt, D.A., ..., Niazi, T., et al (2017). Molecular Analyses Reveal Inflammatory Mediators in the Solid Component and Cyst Fluid of Human Adamantinomatous Craniopharyngioma. Journal of neuropathology and experimental neurology, 76(9), 779-788. View in Pubmed

Lo Presti, A., Weil, A.G., Fallah, A., Peterson, E.C., Niazi, T.N., Bhatia, S. (2015). Treatment of a cerebral pial arteriovenous fistula in a patient with sickle cell disease-related moyamoya syndrome: case report. Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 16(2), 207-211. View in Pubmed

Lo Presti, A., Weil, A.G., Niazi, T.N., Bhatia, S. (2015). Herpes simplex reactivation or postinfectious inflammatory response after epilepsy surgery: Case report and review of the literature. . 6(), 47. View in Pubmed

Weil, A.G., Middleton, A.L., Niazi, T.N., Ragheb, J., Bhatia, S. (2015). The supracerebellar-transtentorial approach to posteromedial temporal lesions in children with refractory epilepsy. Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 15(1), 45-54. View in Pubmed

Weil, A.G., Ragheb, J., Niazi, T.N., Bhatia, S. (2014). Avoiding routine postoperative head CT in children. Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 13(5), 585-587. View in Pubmed

Ojemann, J.G., Partridge, S.C., Poliakov, A.V., Niazi, T.N., Shaw, D.W., Ishak, G.E., Lee, A., Browd, S.R., Geyer, J.R., Ellenbogen, R.G. (2013). Diffusion tensor imaging of the superior cerebellar peduncle identifies patients with posterior fossa syndrome. Child's nervous system, 29(11), 2071-2077. View in Pubmed

Bisson, E.F., Sauri-Barraza, J.C., Niazi,T., Schmidt, M.H. (2013). Synovial cysts of the cervicothoracic junction causing myelopathy: report of 3 cases and review of the literature. Neurosurgical Focus, 35(1), E3. View in Pubmed

Niazi, T.N., Bowers, C.A., Schmidt, M.H. (2012). Role of adjuvant radiosurgery after thoracoscopic microsurgical resection of a spinal schwannoma. Case Reports in Neurological Medicine, View in Pubmed

Levitt, M.R., Niazi, T.N., Hopper, R.A., Ellenbogen, R.G., Ojemann, J.G. (2012). Resolution of syndromic craniosynostosis-associated Chiari malformation Type I without suboccipital decompression after posterior cranial vault release. Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 9(2), 111-115. View in Pubmed

Niazi, T.N., Shah, L.M., Chin, S.S., Schmidt, M.H. (2011). Isolated intradural lumbosacral tailgut cyst with carcinoid features. Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine, 14(3), 382-387. View in Pubmed

Krisht, K.M., Whitehead, K.J., Niazi, T., Couldwell, W.T. (2010). The pathogenetic features of cerebral cavernous malformations: a comprehensive review with therapeutic implications. Neurosurgical Focus, 29(3), E2. View in Pubmed

Niazi, T.N., Klimo, P. Jr, Anderson, R.C., Raffel, C. (2010). Diagnosis and management of arteriovenous malformations in children. Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, 21(3), 443-456. View in Pubmed

Niazi, T.N., Cannon-Albright, L.A., Couldwell, W.T. (2010). Utah Population Database: a tool to study the hereditary element of nonsyndromic neurosurgical diseases. Neurosurgical Focus, 28(1), E1. View in Pubmed

Niazi, T.N., Forester, C., Afify, Z., Riva-Cambrin, J. (2009). Osteosarcoma presenting as hemorrhagic cerebellar metastasis. Child's nervous system, 25(12), 1643-1647. View in Pubmed

Niazi, T.N., Jensen, E.M., Jensen, R.L. (2009). WHO Grade II and III supratentorial hemispheric ependymomas in adults: case series and review of treatment options. Journal of Neuro-oncology, 91(3), 323-328. View in Pubmed

Niazi, T., QuinoƱes-Hinojosa, A., Schmidt, M. (2008). Management of brain abscesses associated with halo fixation. Neurosurgical Focus, 24(8), E14. View in Pubmed

Binning, M.J., Niazi, T., Pedone, C.A., Lal, B., Eberhart, C.G., Kim, K.J., Laterra, J., Fults, D.W. (2008). Hepatocyte growth factor and sonic Hedgehog expression in cerebellar neural progenitor cells costimulate medulloblastoma initiation and growth. Cancer Research, 68(19), 7838-7845. View in Pubmed


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