Meet Our Providers
THE TEAM AT SOUTHWEST PEDIATRICS LOOKS FORWARD TO MEETING YOU & YOUR CHILDREN
Welcome to Southwest Pediatrics, your childcare physician in West Phoenix. We work with children and their families to establish a lifelong, trusting relationship. All of our medical care is provided in a cheerful, loving atmosphere. At Southwest Pediatrics, we offer a complete range of pediatric services for you and your loved ones. We grow with you, providing care from infancy into adolescence. Our team is committed to quality care, and ensuring that you feel comfortable and safe each step of the way.
Southwest Pediatrics opened its doors on March 16, 2009. Over the years our small family has continued to expand, growing and working together to bring you the best in Pediatric care. Our outstanding staff work hard to fulfill your needs in a professional and supportive environment.
Dr. Michael Z. Arbel M.D., F.A.A.P.
American Board of Pedatrics Certified
Dr. Michael Z. Arbel was born and raised in Israel where he completed his medical degree at the Israel Institute of Technology School of Medicine. Dr. Arbel completed his pediatric residency program at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn. In 1991, Dr. Arbel completed his Ambulatory fellowship at the New York University School of Medicine.
Dr. Arbel is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is an active member in the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Arizona Pediatric Council and is currently serving as a member of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Medical Executive Committee. Dr. Arbel has been a practicing Pediatrician in the West Valley since he moved to Arizona in 1993. In his spare time, you can find Dr. Arbel hiking, travelling or just spending time with his wife and three daughters. He opened Southwest Pediatrics in March of 2009 with the goal to help his patients grow and build a better relationship with the community.
Dr. Farha Khan
American Board of Pedatrics Certified
Dr. Khan, is a general Pediatrician and has been practicing in Phoenix for 20 years. Dr. Khan completed her residency at Bronx Lebanon Medical Center in New York and Chief Resident for 1 year.
Dr. Khan is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Khan is an advocate for children and dedicated to improving the quality of care for Pediatric patients and is very interested in medical education. She is an assistant Professor at Midwestern University and supervises medical students from the University. She enjoys serving as a mentor for these students as they build their careers. She is also a preceptor for Nurse Practitioner students from Grand Canyon University.
Dr. Khan is married and has three daughters. Her oldest daughter is a Pediatrician and her second-oldest is completing her Pediatric residency at Banner University Medical Center in Tucson. She enjoys spending her time with her family and her hobbies include hiking, cooking and reading.
Jennifer Valentine MSN, CPNP
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practictioner
Jennifer has been a practicing Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Valley for over 10 years and a pediatric nurse for 20 years. She graduated from Arizona State University with her Masters in Nursing in 2002. She is nationally certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner by the PNCB. She is bilingual in English and in Spanish.
She is a current member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners both at the national and local levels.
Jennifer is married with three children. She is originally from St. Louis, Missourri and moved to Scottsdale at the age of 16 with her parents and siblings. She enjoys camping, reading, hiking, relaxing in Mexico on the beach, and spending time with friends and family.