Nadir Yehya, MD, MSCE

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Nadir Yehya, MD, MSCE, is an attending physician in the Pediatric Sepsis Program and the Division of Critical Care Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Ventilator Induced Lung Injury, Pediatric Respiratory Failure, Pediatric Acute Respiratory Syndrome (ARDS), Mechanical ventilation
Locations: Main Hospital; Middleman Family Pavilion
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Dr. Yehya is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine. After completing pediatrics training at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, he completed his pediatric critical care fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and joined the faculty after graduation in 2011. He is currently an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and an Attending physician in the pediatric intensive care unit at CHOP.

Dr. Yehya’s research interests encompass all aspects of pediatric respiratory failure, with a particular emphasis on pediatric acute respiratory syndrome (ARDS) and mechanical ventilation. ARDS consists of sudden, severe flooding of the lungs in response to an inflammatory insult causing difficulty breathing, frequently requiring mechanical ventilation. Sepsis is a leading cause of ARDS in children. His long-term goal is better characterization of ARDS in children and to test therapies designed to improve outcomes. His NIH-funded work is assessing the utility of specific plasma biomarkers in pediatric ARDS, with subsequent proteomic characterization and testing in pre-clinical models. Dr. Yehya has several active studies involving biomarkers, clinical epidemiology, and pathophysiological mechanisms in the field of pediatric ARDS, and is involved in several multicenter and multinational collaborations

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA


Pediatrics - Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA


Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Medical Director of Respiratory Care

Associate Chief of Research

Director, Lung Injury Group (LUNG) Research Program

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Selected Publications

Please follow this link to Dr. Yehya’s PubMed Profile.