Clinical Focus

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: LACplusUSC Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship (2023) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2017)
  • Residency: Loyola University Chicago Registrar (2016) IL
  • Medical Education: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (2013) CA
  • MA, Loyola University Chicago, Master of Arts in Medical Sciences (2009)

All Publications

  • California NICU disaster preparedness. Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association Eskandar-Afshari, F. n., Carbine, D. N., Cohen, R. S., Cui, X. n., Dueñas, G. V., Lee, H. C. 2020


    NICU patients are disproportionately affected by any disaster due to their vulnerability and highly specialized care needs that require a multitude of resources. Research in disaster preparedness and its effect on NICU patients is limited.From March to May 2018, NICUs across California participated in a survey designed to assess their preparedness for a disaster.Of the 84 responding units, 99% were urban, 73% were nonprofit, and 65% were community NICUs. As for NICU participation in hospital training exercises for disaster preparedness, 10% did not participate in annual drills, 44% did once a year, 36% did twice a year, and 10% did more than two times per year.We showed that many NICUs had redundant systems in place and plans for various disasters; however, there is not consistent participation by NICUs in hospital training exercises for disaster preparedness.

    View details for DOI 10.1038/s41372-020-0676-3

    View details for PubMedID 32382117

  • A Neonate With a Perineal Lesion. NeoReviews Eskandar-Afshari, F., Danzer, E., Lee, H. C., Ragavan, N. 2019; 20 (11): e680–e682

    View details for DOI 10.1542/neo.20-11-e680

    View details for PubMedID 31676744