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Dr. Athena Pefkarou, MD

Pediatric Hematology & Oncology ·  Female · Age 70

Dr. Pefkarou

Dr. Athena Pefkarou, MD is a pediatric hematology-oncology specialist in Miami, FL and has been practicing for 39 years. She graduated from U London Fac Med in 1973 and specializes in pediatric hematology & oncology.


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(305) 662-8360

Dr. Pefkarou accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Pefkarou's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Thalassemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pefkarou treats Thalassemia more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Pefkarou treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Alpha Thalassemia
  • Beta Thalassemia
  • Beta Thalassemia Intermedia
  • Thalassemia Minima
Sickle Cell Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pefkarou treats Sickle Cell Disease more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Pefkarou treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Blood Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pefkarou treats Blood Disorders more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Pefkarou treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Pefkarou's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • 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
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Malignant Histiocytosis
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • von Willebrand Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Athena Pefkarou, MD is a pediatric hematology-oncology specialist in Miami, FL and has been practicing for 39 years. She graduated from U London Fac Med in 1973 and specializes in pediatric hematology & oncology.

Specialties

  • Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Pediatrics

Education

Mercy Hospital Med Center
Residency Hospital
Miami Children's Hospital
Residency Hospital
1980
Miami Childrens Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1974
U Coll-N Middlesex Hosps
Internship Hospital
1973
U London Fac Med
Medical School
1980
1974
1973

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

Awards

Dr. Pefkarou's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pefkarou

4.0

Based on 8 reviews

5 Stars
75%
(6)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
25%
(2)

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Dr. Pefkarou is simply a wonderful Dr and Human Being. She takes her patients on as if they are her grandchildren. She is approachable and you can contact her at any time of the day and night and she will respond. She is very sensible and humane. We could not have been more blessed to have her treat our child. We will always be grateful to her for her care and support. She is one in a million. Romina Dadlani and family.
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She is the best doctor! She should have 10 stars. No one needs a friend in moments like this they need an expert that will treat you like family and give you the best possible treatment!
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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.
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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.
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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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