Claudia Taboada, DO

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida 6535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 Appointment: (407) 650-7715

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

Dr. Claudia Taboada is a board-certified maternal fetal medicine specialist at Nemours Children’s Hospital. She has been an invited lecturer, an associate professor in maternal fetal medicine and obstetrics/gynecology, and has published medical journal articles in her field. For her work, Dr. Taboada was named a March of Dimes Medical Honoree for 2019.

Why I Treat Children

When I was in kindergarten I told my parents I wanted to be a doctor. I remember this was shortly after having to go to the emergency department for an injury on my foot. I was fascinated by the doctors I met and everything that was happening around me. My parents encouraged me to pursue my dream. They encouraged and supported me during all my education. I remember that they brought me groceries in college and medical school. I was very lucky in that aspect. I wanted to pursue pediatric emergency medicine when I started medical school. I believe it was all linked to my childhood experience. However, as I rotated as a third-year medical student, I was drawn to internal medicine with a focus on women's health. Maternal Fetal Medicine allows me to take care of women with high-risk, pre-existing medical conditions during their pregnancies. MFM also allows me to manage high-risk pregnancies, such as multiple gestations or abnormal fetal structural findings on ultrasound. 

What I'm Passionate About

I treat my patients like family. I am honest with them and convey that my role is to make sure they have the best maternal and fetal outcome. I work hard to establish a good relationship with my colleagues to ensure good patient care.  I hope that my patients will feel confident that we will provide them with the best care during their pregnancy, forming multidisciplinary teams for their needs — including, as needed, team members from a variety of medical specialties at Nemours, social work and others. I have a special interest in diagnostic testing (amniocentesis and CVS), cerclage placement and preterm labor. And, in a prior position, I started a program for medication-assisted treatment in pregnancy for women with an opioid addiction. I worked closely with the NICU team and the primary OB team. I would like to continue the outreach into my new community here at Nemours. 

Education & Training


  • Maternal/Fetal Medicine - UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2009


  • Obstetrics/Gynecology - UMDNJ-SOM, Kennedy Mem. Hosp., 2006

Medical/Dental School

  • Osteopathic Physician - New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2002

Board Certifications

  • American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology/Maternal Fetal Medicine

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Health First Health Plans
  • HealthSmart Health Plans PPO
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

Research Activities

Some of my research interests include:

  • Management of sickle-cell anemia in pregnancy
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Ultrasound assessment
  • Care for premature babies of low body mass index
  • Alcohol and drug use in pregnancy

  • English
  • Spanish