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Our Team

Dr. Saba Merchant, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Merchant is the Owner and Director of Maple Kidz Clinic.
She has been practicing General Pediatrics in Vaughan since 2004. She also works with the Children's Treatment Network of Simcoe-York in the area of Developmental Pediatrics. . She holds a faculty position in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto. Dr Merchant is a Peer Assessor with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. She serves as a Director on the board of the Vaughan Community Health Centre(VCHC).

Dr. Merchant completed her pediatric residency at the Hospital for Sick Children in 2004 .She graduated from medical school in 1994 from University of Amravati, India.Dr Merchant resides in Vaughan with her husband and daughter.

Dr. Amani Roushdi, MBBCh, FRCPC

An accomplished Pediatrician and Pediatric Nephrologist, Dr. Roushdi is available to see patients in consultation. She is on staff at Mackenzie Health and she provides nephrology consultations to local pediatricians and family physicians.

Dr Daniel Ostro, MD, FAAP

Dr Daniel Ostro is a General Pediatrician at the Maple Kidz Clinic. He is an attending Pediatrician at the Mackenzie Health Hospital. Dr Ostro completed his Pediatric residency and was Chief Resident at SUNY Downstate Medical Centre, in Brooklyn, New York.
Dr Ostro is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics(FAAP).

Dr. Pooja Prabhu, MD, FAAP, IBCLC

Dr. Pooja Prabhu is a General Pediatrician with additional interest and experience in Breastfeeding Medicine. Along with her work at Maple Kidz Clinic, she works at the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic at the International Breastfeeding Centre in Toronto. She is committed to helping families meet their own breastfeeding goals without pressure or judgement. She has also completed the CanREACH Mini-Fellowship: Patient-Centered Mental Health in Paediatric Primary Care.

Dr. Prabhu received her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis and completed her pediatrics residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Before her move to Ontario, she practiced Emergency Pediatrics at Children's Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Prabhu is Board-Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Farahnaz Ganjizadeh Zavareh, MD, MHSc

Dr. Farahnaz Ganjizadeh Zavareh is a General Pediatrician with an interest and experience in developmental pediatrics. She started working as a pediatrician in 2012 in Alberta. She moved to Toronto in 2019. Her goal as a pediatrician is to help children stay physically and mentally healthy up into their adulthood.

Dr. Joshua Hochman, MD FRCPC, Clinical Allergist and Immunologist

Dr. Joshua Hochman is a Royal College certified pediatrician, who has completed fellowship training in Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Dr. Hochman graduated from medical school at McMaster University before completing his Pediatrics residency at the University of Saskatchewan. He then returned to McMaster University to complete a subspecialty fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, where he was also chief resident.

Dr. Hochman is a member of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Dr. Benjamin Matta, MD, FAAP, MSc

Dr. Benjamin Matta graduated from medical school at the Technion in Haifa, Israel before completing his Pediatrics residency at Staten Island University Hospital, in New York. He went on to Kansas City, Missouri, where he completed a subspecialty fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology. While in Kansas City, he also completed a master of science in bioinformatics at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, where he conducted research on blood pressure control in children with chronic kidney disease.

Dr. Matta is certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Nephrology by the American Board of Pediatrics, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Matta is welcoming new referrals or consultations for Pediatrics. Dr. Matta returned to Ontario with his family, and now lives in Maple. While not in the clinic, Dr. Matta enjoys camping in nature with his wife, three daughters and son.

Dr. Hyder Fazal, MD (Hons), FRCPC, FAAP

Maple Travel Clinic is run by Dr. Hyder Fazal. He received his medical degree from the University of Toronto with Honours. During his training, he spent time at the Toronto General Hospital Tropical Disease Clinic.

He has been advising travellers about preventative medicine for more than 30 years. He is certified in Travel Medicine by the International Society for Travel Medicine and participates regularly in their conference for continuing medical education. Dr. Fazal is eminently qualified to advise vacationers, corporate travellers, overseas volunteers, back packers, pilgrims, and missionaries.

Aileen - Office Manager

Aileen - Office Manager

Aileen joins us with over 10 years of experience in the medical field. She has completed Leadership in Healthcare Management program. She worked and managed medical offices. We are very excited to have her on our team as our office manager. If you have any questions, concerns or any feedback, please do not hesitate to contact her.

Dava - Registered Nurse

Dava - Registered Nurse

Dava is a registered nurse with pediatric knowledge. She works closely with our pediatricians in preparing children for visits, providing treatment when necessary, and minimizing pain and discomfort when administering vaccines.

Sharon - Medical Secretary / Reception

Sharon joins our clinic with over 10 years of experience working as a Secretary in the Medical field. She previously worked in the field of Dermatology for 10 years. She has completed courses in Medical Terminology. She is dedicated to her job and cares about the needs of others. Sharon is always ready to help and assist with a smile on her face! If you need her assistance you can always find her at the front desk.

Michelle - Medical Secretary / Reception

Michelle is excited to be a member of this team. She has 4 years of medical experience working in a fast paced medical environment, and 11 years in customer service. Michelle graduated from Georgian College in 2014 with honors in Medical Office Administration. She is passionate about her job and is willing to take the extra step to complete tasks on time. She also understands what it is like to be on the other side of the waiting room.