Education and Training
MD - University of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria, Egypt
Pediatric Resident, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Flushing, NY
Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
American Board of Pediatrics
Titles and Academic Titles
Departments and Services
Aghai ZH, Kode A, Saslow J, Nakhla T, et al. Azithromycin Suppresses Activation of Nuclear Factor-Kappa B and Synthesis of Pro-inflammatory Cytokines in tracheal aspirates From Premature Infants Pediatric Research 2007; 62, 483-488.
Aghai ZH, Kumar S, Farhath S, Kumar MA, Saslow J, Nakhla, Eydelman R, Strande L, Stahl G, Hewitt C, Nesin M, Rahman I. Dexamethasone Suppresses Expression of Nuclear Factor-Kappa B in the Cells of Tracheobronchial Lavage Fluid in Premature Neonates with Respiratory Distress. Pediatric Research 2006; 59, 811-815.
Jennie Mathew, Tarek Nakhla. Optimizing Caffeine treatment in the NICU, 10 years after the CAP trial. Poster presented at the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 2018.
Chowdar R, Nakhla T, Patel N, Dembofsky C. Improving the use of antibiotics for EOS; Risk based versus current management. Poster presented at the Vermont Oxford Network Meeting, Chicago, IL. September 2016 and the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 2017.
Awards and Honors
2016, Main Line Health, Top Doc 2017
1997, Second Prize, Research Day, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
1997, Fellowship Research Award, Maimonides Society, Philadelphia, PA
Leadership and Memberships
1998-present, Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics
Patient Experience Ratings
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