Providers

Edwin Liu, MD

Edwin Liu, MD

Dr. Edwin Liu was born and raised in the Midwest. Originally from Indiana, he moved to the North Shore of Chicago for high school then on to the University of Michigan before heading out to California for his medical school and pediatrics residency at the University of California-Los Angeles. He then entered the Harvard-Longwood program for his Child Neurology fellowship which included a year in training with Dr. David Urion at the behavioral and learning disabilities clinic of Boston Children’s Hospital.

He went on to further training in clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy and sleep medicine at Texas Children’s and Miami Children’s Hospitals. Although his focus has always been on clinical medicine, he has spent several years doing basic research in neurophysiology and molecular biology and has published several important papers. In 2000, he moved to Palm Beach county and founded Pediatric Neurologists of Palm Beach.

He is currently very active in clinical research in the areas of epilepsy, headaches and autism and has recently presented some of his findings at the American Epilepsy Society annual meeting. He also actively participates in the training of medical students and residents through Florida State University and Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Liu is a classically trained violinist/violist and enjoys tennis, golf and boating in his free time.

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Sleep Medicine
BERNARDO FLASTERSTEIN, MD

BERNARDO FLASTERSTEIN, MD

Dr. Bernardo Flasterstein was born and raised in La Paz, Bolivia and moved to Jerusalem Israel where he attended the Hadassah Hebrew University Medical School and acquired his medical degree. Dr. Flasterstein served as a Physician in the Israel Defense Army for 5 years and after this he became a pediatrician and worked as such for 10 year at a Children’s Hospital at the Belinson Medical center in Israel.

In 1990, he moved to Cleveland Ohio, where between 1990 and 1993 he trained in pediatric neurology. After working as a child neurologist in Ohio for 5 years, he moved in 1998 to Springfield Missouri where he led a first of the line child neurology practice. He was recognized as best Neurologist for many years in a row and he did run a Cerebral Palsy clinic and did participate in treatments with Baclofen pump, Botox therapy and was an integrative part of the Muscular Dystrophy Clinic and the Spina Bifida Clinic. After 13 years in Missouri, he moved to West Palm Beach and joined our practice. He has a vast experience in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric neurology conditions including Epilepsy, ADHD, Autism, Headaches, Tourette’s, Neonatal Neurology, Movement Disorders, Developmental Delay, Learning Disabilities, Neurofibromatosis, Tuberous Sclerosis and Neuromuscular Conditions.

On his free time he enjoys jogging, traveling and playing bridge. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Hebrew.

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

  • Child Neurology Society
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • American Academy of Neurology
Farjam Farzam, MD

Farjam Farzam, MD

Dr. Farzam completed his Pediatrics Residency at Tulane University, his Child Neurology Residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and his Neurophysiology Fellowship at Miami Children’s Hospital. He joined Pediatric Neurologists of Palm Beach in 2013.

EDUCATION

Medical School: Universidad Central Del Caribe School of Medicine/ San Juan Bautista School of Medicine

Pediatrics Residency: Tulane University/Ochsner Medical Center

Child Neurology Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Neurophysiology Fellowship: Miami Children’s Hospital

PRIOR APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurology, Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics, University of Kentucky

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurology, Departments of Child Health and Neurology, University of Missouri-Columbia

ABIGAIL LEY, MD

ABIGAIL LEY, MD

Dr. Abigail Ley is originally from Indiana, but grew up coming to the Treasure Coast frequently since early childhood. She attended Scripps College in Southern California where she majored in art history and French. After graduation, she spent one year in India on a Fulbright Scholarship to study bamboo housing and then went to the Courtauld Institute of Art in London to complete a master’s degree in art history. 

Dr. Ley decided to enter medicine due to an interest in working with children, specifically those with autism. After graduating from Indiana University School of Medicine, she completed her Pediatrics residency and fellowship in Child Neurology/Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. 

She is thrilled to be with Pediatric Neurologists of Palm Beach, and enjoys seeing a wide variety of patients with the support of an excellent team. She is also very pleased to have joined the faculty of FSU School of Medicine as a clinical educator. 

Dr. Ley lives in Vero Beach, a place that holds a very special place in her heart, with her wonderful husband and three young girls. She continues to love art, music, history and travel. She also enjoys running, swimming and other outdoor and community activities with her family and friends.

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

  • Pediatrics
  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

BOARD ELIGIBLE

  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (anticipated October 2019)

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Neurology

  • Child Neurology Society

  • American Epilepsy Society

Novette Green, DNP, APRN

Novette Green, DNP, APRN

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
President: Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

TRAINING
Undergraduate: Long Island University
Graduate School: SUNY Stony Brook
Doctoral Program: University of Miami

PRIOR APPOINTMENTS
Nurse Clinician, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
July 2000 – July 2005

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

  • Association of Child Neurology Nurses
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • Child Neurology Society
Alyssa Ausnehmer, APRN

Alyssa Ausnehmer, APRN

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Central Florida – Magnum Cum Laude

Master of Science in Nursing
Florida Atlantic University

ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner

EXPERIENCE

Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse at St. Mary’s Medical Center

PERSONAL

Twin sister teaches kindergarten. Plan to travel the world and have already been to 15 countries!

Alejandra Pozzo, APRN

Alejandra Pozzo, APRN

Alejandra grew up in Lima, Peru and moved to Boca Raton, Florida at eleven years old. She attended the University of Miami where she majored in nursing and was the president of the Nursing Student Association. Upon graduation, she moved to the Washington DC area and worked as a pediatric nurse at Inova Children’s Hospital where she led multiple health education initiatives.

Alejandra went to Johns Hopkins University to complete her master’s degree in nursing and training as a pediatric nurse practitioner. During her time as a student at Johns Hopkins, she had extensive training in pediatric neurology, which deepened her desire to serve pediatric patients with neurological conditions.

In her spare time, Alejandra enjoys writing, going to the gym, and cuddling with her dogs. She lives in Coconut Creek with her wonderful husband. She is fluent in Spanish. She joined Pediatric Neurologists of Palm Beach in 2019.