Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Education: MD – University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Pediatric Internship: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Pediatric Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
I strongly recommend fully vaccinating kids against preventable diseases on the schedule approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). I do not support nonmedical vaccine exemptions.
My daily goal is to provide the highest standard of care and support to all my patients and families, both inside and outside of our clinic. My intention is to be as thoughtful to your child as I am toward my own family.”– Nicki Nabavizadeh, MD
Science and volunteering have always been staples in Dr. Nicki’s life. In college, she naturally found her way into Environmental Engineering, which was the perfect intersection of her interests. Through her coursework, Dr. Nicki was exposed to global community volunteering programs like Engineers without Borders, which works to improve the health and infrastructure of communities. Her studies also introduced her to areas of human biology that she found extremely fascinating. These experiences are what ultimately swooned her into applying for medical school – a place where she could continue to explore science and gain skills that help communities.
As a med student, Dr. Nicki loved learning about the intricacies of children’s health and development, and looked forward to her daily interactions with children and their families. She also appreciated pediatrics for its focus on preventive care, an area she felt she could make the most impact for communities. No time spent on her pediatrics rotation ever felt like a chore, and this still holds true today!
Dr. Nicki loves learning about all the determinants of a child’s health and working with families to better understand how we can keep children healthy together. She has a special interest in advocacy and volunteers to support environment health causes throughout Oregon to ensure a healthy environment for the future of our children.
To relax and recharge, Dr. Nicki heads out into nature. She enjoys road tripping adventures to the mountains, forests, and Oregon coast. She’s also a fan of quiet moments at home, tending to her garden.
"The scheduling staff check the time understanding the urgency for why my newborn needed to see his doctor. This made me feel at ease because it felt as though they put my son as if it was their own and they were understanding the care that was needed. Dr. Nikki is amazing she's honest truthful and pretty much just straight forward and I can trust that even though I know a lot of people nowadays don't like hearing the truth. She always make sure to ask questions and make sure that you understand what she is trying to explain and puts your child's needs at the top of the list this is why they get a 5-star rating from me."– Lindsay G.
Thank you for choosing Metropolitan Pediatrics as your child’s Medical Home! Our physicians and staff are pleased to have the opportunity to build a relationship with you, your child, and family.