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Nuzhat Nafisa Handoo, M.D.

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Languages: English, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Pushto, Urdu




Howard County General Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-884-4888
5755 Cedar Lane
The Childrens Care Center
Columbia, MD 21044 map
Fax: 410-884-4887


Dr. Nuzhat Handoo joined Childrens Care Center at Howard County General Hospital in 1997. She graduated, in 1979, from Fatimah Jinnah Medical College located in Lahore, Pakistan. In 1984, she received a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her residency was completed at the New York Metropolitan Hospital. Prior to joining the Childrens Care Center, she worked at Ferguson Medical Group in Sikeston, Missouri and Total Healthcare in Baltimore.

Dr. Handoo enjoys serving the community and has been actively involved in mentoring high school students interested in medicine. Dr. Nuzhat Handoo is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. more



  • MD, Fatima Jinnah Medical College (1979)


  • Metropolitan Hospital Center - New York Medical College / Pediatrics (1989)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (1990)

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