Dr. Nazeema Khan-Assad is an experienced physician specializing in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. She began her career at the University of Florida, Jacksonville completing her pediatric residency and fellowship training at UF Jacksonville. She worked for a number of years at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. She moved to the Central Florida area to be a part of the Nemours Children’s Hospital. She served as both Medical Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine and a Physician Informatics Specialist during her five years at Nemours Children’s Hospital. During this time, she also served as an Emergency Medicine Preceptor for UCF COM. In 2018, Dr Khan-Assad was recruited to help built and develop the Pediatric Emergency Department at the first pediatric facility in the United Arab Emirates, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital. She served as the Chair of Emergency Medicine and on the Medical Executive Board for 3 years.

Nazeema joined the UCF College of Medicine in 2012 as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, moving up to Associate Professor in 2017. After moving abroad, she returned to the COM in 2021. Dr. Khan-Assad brings more than 20 years of clinical pediatric emergency medicine knowledge, as well as over a decade of teaching experience. She has presented lectures to faculty colleagues and the community, including a virtual lecture for a Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Fellows course in Kenya. She is dedicated to student learning and success, and acts as a role model for future physicians.

Education & Specialties

BA, City University of New York Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

MD, State University of New York Health Sciences Center, Brooklyn, NY


  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric EMS Education
  • Simulation Education for Medical Students and Residents



Research Interests:

  • Pediatric Burn Treatment
  • Prehospital Care for Pediatric Patients

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