Nafisa K. Dajani, M.D. Perinatologist (Maternal-fetal Medicine)
- Areas of Expertise
- Women’s Health
- Digital Health & Innovation
- Patient Type
Primary Appointment Location
6119 Midtown Avenue
Little Rock, 72205
- Appointment Phone Number
- (501) 526-1050
New and Returning Patients
About Dr. Dajani
Nafisa K. Dajani, M.D., is a board-certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, a sub-specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her research interests are in diabetes in pregnancy, obesity in pregnancy, and diagnosis and prenatal management of fetal anomalies. She has collaborated on several projects involving research on the placental serotonin role in pregnancies complicated by gestational diabetes, fetal brain response to diabetes, and cytokine profile in pregnant patients with diabetes.
Dr. Dajani founded The Diabetes in Pregnancy Program in 1998. She continues as director of the program which has grown into a DSME accredited program under the new name of the UAMS Obstetrical Center for the Management of Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy. The center offers telemedicine and onsite consultation and diabetes management by a team of dietitians and certified diabetic educators. Dr. Dajani expanded the center’s outreach into a web-based educational healthy living program and a postpartum weight loss program called the WIN Program that is managed by the same professional team of physicians, nutritionist and diabetic educators. These programs are expanding across the state of Arkansas via telemedicine and local health departments to reach patients in rural areas.
Dr. Dajani created the FAIM (Fetal Anomaly and Interventional Management) teleconference to discuss fetal anomaly cases and how they can be better managed in the future. Dr. Dajani supervises a high-risk obstetrical clinic one and a half days a week. She also supervises nurse practitioners who manage high-risk obstetrical patients, and she serves as supervisor to the prenatal diagnosis and management of fetal disorders clinic two days per week. Dr. Dajani teaches MFM fellows, obstetrics and gynecology residents, family medicine residents, and medical students.
Dr. Dajani's Academic Background
- Obstetrics And Gynecology
- Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
- University of Minnesota
- Wayne State University
- Medical School
- American University of Beirut
- American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology — Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Dr. Dajani's Research
Research InterestsDiabetes mellitus, ultrasound
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UAMS Research Profile
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