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This physician directory lists Pediatric Specialists of America employed physicians, as well as private practice physicians who are solely responsible for the medical services provided by them. All physicians are members of the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital medical staff.

= Physicians with the “PSA” badge by their name are employed by Pediatric Specialists of America.

Toba Niazi, M.D.

3100 SW 62 Avenue, ACB #3109
MCH Neurosurgery
Miami FL 33155

Phone: (305)662-8386
Fax: (305)663-8490

Status: Active

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Dr. Niazi is an attending Pediatric Neurosurgeon at Miami Children’s Hospital. She is also on staff as Affiliate Faculty with the University of Miami/Miller School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics. Dr. Niazi obtained her medical degree from the University of Maryland and completed her residency training in neurological surgery at the University of Utah. She then went on to complete her Fellowship in Pediatric Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Medical Center. During her time in training, she 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). After training, Dr. Niazi took a position at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in the outskirts of the nation’s capital; however, the majority of her practice was in the adult population and her true passion was working with children. In order to fulfill her passion of working with children with neurological conditions, she joined Miami Children’s Hospital in January of 2013. Her areas of interest include treating children with brain and spinal cord tumors and children with complex congenital or traumatic spinal disorders. Some of her goals while at Miami Children’s Hospital include further developing the Neuro-Oncology program, becoming involved in clinical trials through the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), and working towards building a comprehensive spine clinic.

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Treatment of a cerebral pial arteriovenous fistula in a patient with sickle cell disease-related moyamoya syndrome: case report.

Lo Presti A, Weil AG, Fallah A, Peterson EC, Niazi TN, Bhatia S.

J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 May 22:1-5. [Epub ahead of print]

Herpes simplex reactivation or postinfectious inflammatory response after epilepsy surgery: Case report and review of the literature.

Lo Presti A, Weil AG, Niazi TN, Bhatia S.

Surg Neurol Int. 2015 Mar 25;6:47. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.153882. eCollection 2015.

The supracerebellar-transtentorial approach to posteromedial temporal lesions in children with refractory epilepsy.

Weil AG, Middleton AL, Niazi TN, Ragheb J, Bhatia S.

J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Jan;15(1):45-54. doi: 10.3171/2014.10.PEDS14162.

Avoiding routine postoperative head CT in children.

Weil AG, Ragheb J, Niazi TN, Bhatia S.

J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 May;13(5):585-7. doi: 10.3171/2013.12.PEDS13624. Epub 2014 Mar 14. No abstract available.

Diffusion tensor imaging of the superior cerebellar peduncle identifies patients with posterior fossa syndrome.

Ojemann JG, Partridge SC, Poliakov AV, Niazi TN, Shaw DW, Ishak GE, Lee A, Browd SR, Geyer JR, Ellenbogen RG.

Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Nov;29(11):2071-7. doi: 10.1007/s00381-013-2205-6. Epub 2013 Jul 2.

Role of adjuvant radiosurgery after thoracoscopic microsurgical resection of a spinal schwannoma.

Niazi TN, Bowers CA, Schmidt MH.

Case Rep Neurol Med. 2012;2012:345830. doi: 10.1155/2012/345830. Epub 2012 Jul 18.

Resolution of syndromic craniosynostosis-associated Chiari malformation Type I without suboccipital decompression after posterior cranial vault release.

Levitt MR, Niazi TN, Hopper RA, Ellenbogen RG, Ojemann JG.

J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Feb;9(2):111-5. doi: 10.3171/2011.11.PEDS11268.

Isolated intradural lumbosacral tailgut cyst with carcinoid features.

Niazi TN, Shah LM, Chin SS, Schmidt MH.

J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Mar;14(3):382-7. doi: 10.3171/2010.11.SPINE09763. Epub 2011 Jan 21.

Diagnosis and management of arteriovenous malformations in children.

Niazi TN, Klimo P Jr, Anderson RC, Raffel C.

Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2010 Jul;21(3):443-56. doi: 10.1016/ Review.

Utah Population Database: a tool to study the hereditary element of nonsyndromic neurosurgical diseases.

Niazi TN, Cannon-Albright LA, Couldwell WT.

Neurosurg Focus. 2010 Jan;28(1):E1. doi: 10.3171/2009.10.FOCUS09214.

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