Dr. Athena Pefkarou, MD

Dr. Athena Pefkarou, MD

Pediatric Hematology & Oncology  |  
Female  |  
Age 69
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Athena Pefkarou, MD is a pediatric hematology & oncology doctor who practices in Miami, FL. She is 69 years old and has been practicing for 44 years.

3100 SW 62nd Ave # 121

Miami, FL 33155

Contact Information

(305) 662-8360

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas


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Sickle Cell Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Blood Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
very high
more than 94% of peers

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  • Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • 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
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Malignant Histiocytosis
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • von Willebrand Disease


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  • Bone Marrow Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pefkarou has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pefkarou's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pefkarou to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Pefkarou's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Ft Lauderdale, FL |
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!
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 accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Select
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Pefkarou has admitting privileges

Nicklaus Children's Hospital
3100 SW 62nd Ave
Miami, FL 33155
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