Ursula S. Nawab, MD

Ursula S. Nawab, MD, is the associate medical director of the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit and an attending neonatologist with the Division of Neonatology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

    Internship

    Pediatrics - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital/duPont Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

    Residency

    Pediatrics - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital/duPont Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

    Fellowship

    Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital/Christiana Care Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    General Pediatrics
    Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine

    Undergraduate Degree

    BSE, Biomedical Engineering - Boston University College of Engineering, Boston, MA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Neonatologist

    Associate Medical Director, Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit

    Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2012

    Imseis E, Navarro F, Nawab U, Debroy AM, Rhoads JM: Controversies in Short Bowel Syndrome (Chapter 17). Gastroenterology and Nutrition: Neonatology Questions and Controversies. Neu J (eds.). 2, Jan 2012.

    2006

    Nawab US: Alkalosis (Chapter 5). Pediatrics On Call. Pohl C (eds.). McGraw-Hill Medical, Page: 23-26, Jun 2006.

    Abstracts

    2012

    Nawab, U. 20cal/oz vs 24 cal/oz Preterm formula (PTF) trophic feeds in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. (Poster presentation, ESPR Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2012).

    Nawab US, Liu Y, Dubinsky WP, Rhoads JM. Formula associated differences in he intestinal proteome. E-PAS2010:1458.68, 2010.

    Nawab U, Tsarnas C, Hiriak E, Aghai Z, Larson J. 20cal/oz vs 24 cal/oz Preterm formula (PTF) trophic feeds in very low birthweight (VLBW) infants. E-PAS2012:194, 2012.

    Saslow J, Mody K, Bhat V, Pyon K, Gayen Nee Betal S, Nawab U, Larson J, Stahl G, Aghai Z. Release of pro-inflammatory mediators by TA cells from premature infants: effects of hyperoxia, resveratrol and caffeine. PAS2012:1150.4, 2012

    Sehkon R, Nawab US, et al. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in infants of diabetic mothers requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. (Fellow platform presentation at CNMC Symposium for ECMO, Keystone, CO, Feb 2012).

    Ziegler K, Nawab U, Glynn B, Aghai Z. Methemoglobinemia and inhaled nitric oxide, are we monitoring too much? E-PAS2012:9 , 2012.

    Ziegler K, Nawab U. et al. Methemoglobinemia and inhaled nitric oxide, are we monitoring too much? (Fellow platform presentation, ESPR Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA Mar, 2012).

    Papers

    2014

    Taha D, Kirkby S, Nawab U, Dysart KC, Genen L, Greenspan JS, Aghai ZH. Early caffeine therapy for prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2014 Feb 17. [Epub ahead of print] Read the abstract.

    2008

    Nawab US, Greenspan JS, Kirkby S, Culhane JF, Kornhauser M. Differences in short-term neonatal outcomes between discordant twins. Adv Neonatal Care. 8:334-340, 2008.

    Posters and Presentations

    2014

    Gayen nee Betal S, Funderburk A, Nawab U, Addya S, Sandhu N, Vachhani A, Larson J, Aghai Z : Effects of Hyperoxia on the Expression of Circadian Genes (NrIdI and CLOCK) and Inflammatory Mediators (IL-6, TNF-a) in Cord Blood Monocytes (Poster). PAS May 2014.

    Funderburk A, Sounder S, He Z, Nawab U, Abraham S, DiPalma J, Epstein M, Aldridge H, Skiffington E, Gayen nee Betal S, Larson J, Aghai Z: Detection of Pepsin in Mouth Swab, a Noninvasive Method of Detecting Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Preterm Infants (Poster). PAS May 2014.

    Gayen nee Betal S, Taha D, Sandhu N, Vachhani A, Nawab U, McKenna K, Larson J, Aghai Z: Intrauterine LPS Exposure and Post-Natal Hyperoxia Reduces Sirtuin I and Increases Acetylated NF-kB in the Lung of Neonatal Rats (Poster). PAS May 2014.

    McKenna K, Nawab U, Aghai Z, Larson J: Characteristics of Infants Requiring Phenobarbital for NAS (Poster). PAS May 2014.

    O'Donnell E, Mackley A, Nawab U, Paul D, Aghai Z: Do Extremely Preterm Infants Need Screening for Retinopathy of Prematurity Earlier Than 31 Weeks Post Menstrual Age? (Poster). PAS May 2014.

    Samohod M, McKenna K, Nawab U, Aghai Z, Larson J: Relationship of Maternal Methadone Dose and Short Term Neonatal Outcomes (Poster). PAS May 2014.

    Sloane A, Nawab U, McKenna K, Aghai Z: Utility of Measuring Direct Bilirubin at 24-72 Hours of Age in Neonates Admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Poster). PAS May 2014.

    Taha D, Gayen nee Betal S, Vachhani A, Sandhu N, Nawab U, McKenna K, Larson J, Aghai Z: Resveratrol Up-Regulates Circadian Protein Rev-erb-a and CLOCK in Hyperoxia and LPS Exposed Neonatal Rat Lung (Poster). PAS May 2014.

    Taha D, Nawab U, McKenna K, Aghai Z: Occult Blood in Stool Does Not Predict Occurrence of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Preterm Infants (Poster). PAS May 2014.

    Vachhani A, Gayen nee Betal S, Taha D, Sandhu N, Nawab U, McKenna K, Larson J, Aghai Z: Vitamin D Increases the Expression of Circadian Rhythm Protein Rev-erb-a in the Lungs of LPS and Hyperoxia Exposed Neonatal Rats (Poster). PAS May 2014.

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Academic and institutional committees

    2014, Judge, 2014 CHOP Research Poster Day, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia