Dr. Athena Pefkarou, MD

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Pediatric Hematology & Oncology | Female

Dr. Athena Pefkarou, MD
Dr. Athena Pefkarou, MD is a pediatric hematology & oncology doctor who practices in Miami, FL. She is 68 years old and has been practicing for 44 years. Dr. Pefkarou is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Pefkarou's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pefkarou to family and friends
3.7
based on 6 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Pefkarou's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Miami, FL |
I don't write this review because my son died from ALL under her care but because of Dr. Pefkarou's level of treatment during his treatment. She made decisions which were without a doubt the very worst. I would never recommend her or her team to treat other children with such horrible diseases. Please stay away from these money driven team of people.
in Miami, FL |
GOOD BLESS DR PEKKAROU. There are no words to describe Dr. Pekkarou not only as a doctor but as a person. Her intense care and loving ability to work with kids has left my family and I speechless. My 3 year old niece was diagnosed with ALL and in less than a month Dr. Pekkarou saved her life and sent her to remission. By doing so she saved us as well. Thanks again doctor, for all that you have done and continue to do for kids in Nicklaus children's hospital.
in Boca Raton, FL |
Dr. Pefkarou has been our child's oncologist for the past three years. There is no one I would trust more than her based on her knowledge, experience, compassion and approach to fighting childhood cancer. She is aggressive yet conservative. She is direct and specific in communication. She is loving and kind. We drive 50 miles each way for her to take care of our son- often multiple times in a week- and she is worth it. Dr. Pefkarou and the entire staff that surrounds her are the best there is.
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Dr. Pefkarou's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pediatric Hematology & Oncology
  •  Board certified in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Pediatrics
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Pediatrics

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Malignant Histiocytosis
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • von Willebrand Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Kings College School Of Medicine and Dentistry / University Of London Facility Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1973

  • Internship Hospital
    U Coll-N Middlesex Hosps

    Completed in 1974

  • Residency Hospital
    Mercy Hospital Med Center
    Miami Children's Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Miami Childrens Hospital

    Completed in 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • HPC Transplantation (Stem Cell Transplant)
  • Plasmapheresis