Lindsay Waqar, MPH, CCRC

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Lindsay Waqar, MPH, CCRC, is the clinical research manager for the Division of Rheumatology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

Education and Training

Board Certification

Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC)

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Biochemistry - McDaniel College, Westminster, MD

Graduate Degree

MPH - Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Training

Graduate Certificate in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research - Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Clinical Research Program Manager

Departments and Services




Lawrence, KM. Berger, K. Herkert, L. Franciscovich, C. O’Dea, CL. Waqar, LN. Partridge, E. Hanna, BD. Peranteau, WH. Avitabile, CM. Hopper, RK. Rintoul, NE. (2019). Use of prostaglandin E1 to treat pulmonary hypertension in congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 54(1): 55-59.

Goodnight, W. Bahtiyar, O. Bennett, K. Emery, SP. Lillegard, J. Fisher, A. Goldstein, R. Goodnight, W. Jatres, J. Lim, F. McCullough, L. Moehrlen, U. Moldenhauer, JS. Moon-Grady, AJ. Ruano, R. Skupski, DW. Thom, E. Treadwell, MC. Tsao, K. Wagner, A. Waqar, LN. Zaretsky, M. (2019, February). Subsequent pregnancy outcomes after open maternal-fetal surgery for myelomeningocele closure. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Chang, JC. Buckley, LH. Goldberg, T. Nolan, BE. Liebling, EJ. Peterson, R. Waqar, LN. Burnham, JM. (2019). Enhancing communication and social engagement among clinicians and research teams to improve reliability of research recruitment. BMJ Open Quality.

Rubinstein, T. Ogbu, E. Rodriguez, M. Waqar, L. Woo, J. Davis, A. Lapin, W.B. Ng, L. Treemarcki, E. von Scheven, E. and Knight, A. (2019). Priortized agenda for mental health research topics in pediatric rheumatology: survey results from the mental health workgroup of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance. American College of Rheumatology Open Rheumatology.


Riley JS, Antiel RM, Rintoul NE, Ades AM, Waqar LN, Lin N, Herkert LM, D’Agostino JA, Hoffman C, Peranteau WH, Flake AW, Adzick NS, Hedrick HL: Reduced oxygen concentration for the resuscitation of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Perinatology 38:834-843, 2018.

Kim AG, Danzer E, Moldenhauer JS, Khalek N, Cheng LC, Waqar LN, Hedrick HL, Johnson MP, Adzick NS, Peranteau WH, Flake AW: Amniotic fluid concentrations of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) do not correlate with prenatal metrics in fetuses with myelomeningocele. Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy 43:297-303, 2018.

Lawrence KM, Berger K, Herkert L, Franciscovich C, O'Dea CLH, Waqar LN, Partridge E, Hanna BD, Peranteau WH, Avitabile CM, Hopper RK, Rintoul NE, Hedrick HL. Use of prostaglandin E1 to treat pulmonary hypertension in congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Oct 5;. PMID: 30442461 


Antiel, RM. Licht, DJ. Hoffman, C. Lin, N. Waqar, LN. Xiao, R. Monos, S. D’Agostino, J. Bernbaum, JC. Herkert, LM. Rintoul, N. Peranteau, WH. Flake, A. Adzick, NS. Hedrick, HL. (2017). Growth trajectory and neurodevelopmental outcome in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg, 52(12): 1944-1948.

Danzer, E. Hoffman, C, D’Agostino, J. Connelly, JT. Waqar, LN. Gerdes, M. Bernbaum, J. Rintoul, NE. Herkert, LM. Perateau, WH. Flake, AW. Adzick, NS. Hedrick, HL. (2017). Short-term neurodevelopmental outcome in congenital diaphragmatic hernia: the impact of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and timing of repair. Pediatr Crit Care Med, 19(1): 64-74.


Antiel RM, Riley JS, Cahill PJ, Campbell RM, Waqar L, Herkert LM, Rintoul NE, Peranteau WH, Flake AW, Adzick NS, Hedrick HL. Management and outcomes of scoliosis in children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg. 2016;51(12):1921-1925. 

Awards and Honors

Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society
Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor Society, McDaniel College
Tri Beta Biology Honor Society, McDaniel College