Aftab H Patni, MD


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

I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. At an early age, I felt I could best help people by being a doctor. I fell in love with otolaryngology during medical school, fascinated by the anatomy of the head and neck, especially the ear. This led me to a fellowship in hearing (otology), how the brain helps us hear (neurotology) and skull base surgery.

Why I Treat Children

Finding and treating ear illness early is so important to preventing hearing loss, dizziness and facial weakness. Happy, healthy, hearing children function better at home and at school — and have a much better chance of reaching their full potential in life as they grow and learn.

What I'm Passionate About

Not being able to hear well affects every part of a child’s life. So I am passionate about hearing health and committed to finding a way to maximize the hearing ability of every child I treat. I am especially interested in the areas of: chronic ear disease cholesteatoma cochlear implantation hearing loss acoustic neuroma ear canal atresia

How I Try to Make A Difference

My team, including our nurses and audiologists, are all focused on individualizing care for each child. We have many state-of-the-art options available, from surgical procedures to non-surgical treatments and hearing technologies.

Education & Training


  • Otology/Neurotology - Michigan Ear Institute - Providence Hospital, 2004


  • General Surgery - University of IL at Chicago College of Medicine, 1998


  • Otolaryngology - University of IL at Chicago College of Medicine, 2002

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - University of Illinois at Chicago College of Med, 1997

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology/Neurotology

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • 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
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • 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

  • English