Dr. Parul Jayakar, MD

Dr. Parul Jayakar, MD

Pediatrics  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Parul Jayakar, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Miami, FL and has been practicing for 42 years. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College, University Of Delhi in 1976 and specializes in pediatrics, clinical genetics, and more.Read her story

3100 SW 62nd Ave

Miami, FL 33155

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  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Jayakar's Experience

Dr. Jayakar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatrics
  • Board certified in Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Clinical Cytogenetics, Clinical Genetics and Pediatrics
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Jayakar's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Jayakar "Dr. Jayakar is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the physician-led group practice of Miami Children's Health System. She is the director of the Division of Genetics and Metabolism, Director of Miami Genetic Laboratories and Section director of Neurogenetics/Metabolism at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Dr. Jayakar earned her degree from the University of Delhi, India; and pursued a master's degree in human genetics at the University of Manitoba, Canada. he completed her residency training in pediatrics at Nicklaus Children's Hospital and a fellow ship in clinical genetics, clinical cytogenetics and clinical biochemical genetics at the University of Miami. She is board certified in pediatrics, clinical genetics, cytogenetics and biochemical genetics. After joining the Division of Genetics and Metabolism in 1995, Dr. Jayakar expanded the program's clinical services and became the director of the Cytogenetics Laboratory. She then established the Neurogenetics/Metabolic Program that offers comprehensive multidisciplinary care to children referred from all over Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Jayakar was instrumental in launching the Ion Channel Epilepsy Program, as well as Tuberous Sclerosis and Neural Tube Defects Multidisciplinary clinics. She is board certified in pediatrics, clinical genetics, clinical cytogenetics and clinical biochemical genetics. Dr. Jayakar provides comprehensive coordinated clinical and metabolic genetic inpatient and outpatient services to patients with seizures, undiagnosed intellectual disabilities, autism, suspected genetic syndromes, dysmorphism, inborn errors of metabolism, abnormal state newborn screens, chromosome abnormalities, neurodegenerative diseases. She has presented at national meetings and published extensively in peer-reviewed jounals. Dr. Jayakar sees patients at the Nicklaus Children's Hospital main campus. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi and Guajarati."


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4  Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Clinical Biochemical Genetics
  • Clinical Cytogenetics
  • Clinical Genetics

4  Board Certifications

  • Clinical Biochemical Genetics
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Genetics*
  • Clinical Cytogenetics
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Genetics*
  • Clinical Genetics
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Genetics*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

48  Conditions Treated

  • Achondroplasia
  • Ambiguous Genitalia
  • Angelman Syndrome
  • Ataxia
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Developmental Delay
  • DiGeorge Sequence
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dystonia
  • Encephalopathy
  • Epilepsy
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Galactosemia
  • Gingival Fibromatosis - Unusual Facies - Cafe-Au-Lait Pigmentation - Congenital Skin Telangiectases
  • Glycogen Storage Disease
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Lysosomal Storage Disorders
  • Macrocephaly - Mental Retardation - Facial Dysmorphism
  • Macroglossia
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Microcephaly - Normal Intelligence - Immunodeficiency
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome Associated With Isolated Del(5q) Chromosome Abnormality
  • Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Neurofibromatosis, Type 1
  • Neurofibromatosis, Type 2
  • Noonan Syndrome
  • Nystagmus
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Short Stature
  • Skeletal Dysplasia - Coarse Facies - Mental Retardation
  • Speech Delay
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Turner Syndrome


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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.


  • Lady Hardinge Medical College, University Of Delhi
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • University of Delhi / College of Medical Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Nicklaus Children's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of Miami
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Jayakar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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