Mohamed Ahmed, MD, PhD

Instructor, The Merinoff Center for Patient-Oriented Research,
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Research Director, The Lilling Family Neonatal Research Laboratory,
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Phone: (718) 470-3440
Email: mahmed2@northwell.edu

About the Investigator
Dr. Ahmed is the director of Neonatal research in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He is the founder of Pulmonary hypertension program at Cohen Children’s Medical Center and Northwell Health. He is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, and instructor at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research of Northwell Health. Northwell Health comprises more than 20 hospitals with 12 newborn services, more than 40,000 births per year, and more than 4,000 NICU admissions per year.

Dr. Ahmed earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Suez Canal University. He completed internship, residency, and master degree in Pediatrics at university of Suez Canal, Egypt. He also completed residency of Pediatrics at UNC, Chapel, Hill, NC and completed medical genetic and Neonatology fellowship at Duke University, NC. He earned his Ph.D degree from both university of Duke and Suez Canal University.

Research Focus
Dr. Ahmed’s research focuses on neonatal lung biology and oxidative stress. The primary focus is the effect of free radicals induced by hyperoxia/hypoxia exposure on premature lung. He and his team study the effects of free radicals on lung development and angiogenesis which eventually lead to development of many serious health problems e.g. chronic lung disease and pulmonary hypertension, which have high morbidity and mortality among neonates.

Dr. Ahmed also explores new therapeutic modalities for our neonates’ health challenges including new vasodilators and new anti-oxidants. He and his team are also trying new prenatal approach in treating neonates lung disease prenatally (e.g. congenital diaphragmatic hernia).

In addition to his basic/transitional research focus, he is also involved in many clinical studies based on the database developed for his pulmonary hypertension patients and is also part of multicenter clinical trials as a study site.

Lab Members

Shahana Perveen, MD
Neonatologist, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Phone: (516) 562-4665
Email: sperveen1@northwell.edu
Research: Dr. Perveen and her lab members focus on understanding the mechanism of lung injury after exposure to oxidative stress and with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Group is working to develop new therapeutic modalities with special interest in preserving angiogenesis and improving lung growth in newborn period.

Nahla Zaghloul, MD
Neonatologist, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Phone: (516) 562-4665
Email: nzaghloul@northwell.edu

Kamesh R. Ayasolla, PhD
Research Associate, Lilling Family Neonatal research Laboratory, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Education

Suez Canal University, Egypt
Degree: PhD
2002

Suez Canal University, Egypt
Degree: MS
1993
Field of Study: Pediatrics

Suez Canal University, Egypt
Degree: MD
1987

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