Mohamed A. Mohamed, MD, MS, MPH, FAAP
Director, Division of Newborn Services
Professor of Pediatrics and Global Health

The George Washington University Medical Center
Washington, DC

Dr. Mohamed is an associate professor of pediatrics and global health at the George Washington University. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Egypt in 1991 and completed a Masters of Sciences in Pediatrics in 1996. He moved to the US and completed a pediatrics residency at the Children’s Regional Hospital of South Jersey, UMDNJ and a fellowship in neonatology at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Medicinal College of Cornell University. He is certified in both pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine. In 2008, Dr. Mohamed completed his Masters in Public Health, with focus on Global Health Policy & Programs, from the George Washington University. Dr. Mohamed has been an attending neonatologist at the newborn services division, the George Washington University Medical Center since 2003 and holds dual appointment in the Pediatrics and Global health departments. Dr. Mohamed is teaching essentials of pediatrics & neonatal medicine to medical students, pediatrics residents, and neonatology fellows. He mentors residents and fellows in their clinical research projects, and public health students in their practicum and culminating experience. He also certifies practitioners in neonatal resuscitation. Dr. Mohamed is interested in improving the health outcomes of newborns and children and he authored several publications in the field of neonatal mortalities, morbidities, and pregnancy outcomes. Dr. Mohamed is currently working with the center for global health at the George Washington University to establish a sustainable relationship with academic institutions in Egypt focusing on public health education, research, and scholarly development. He was funded through USDA to lead joint efforts with National Research Centre in Egypt to develop research agenda to examine neonatal infections related mortality and morbidity in Egypt.

Hany Aly, MD, FAAP
Chairman, Department of Neonatology
Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital
Cleveland, OH

Hany Aly, MD, FAAP, is the chairman of the Department of Neonatology at Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Aly postdoctoral fellowship training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and has published and reviewed for many journals and written several book chapters


Kyonna Coulibaly, RN, MPH
Staff Nurse, NICU
The George Washington University Medical Center
Washington, DC

Mohamed El-Dib, MD
Director, Neurocritical Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Dr. El-Dib is the director of Neurocritical Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA. Before that, he has been an Attending Neonatologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and of Neurology, at the George Washington University, Washington DC. Dr. El-Dib is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He has completed fellowship training in the fields of Neonatology and Neonatal Neurology and Brain development at Children’s National Medical Center and the George Washington University. He graduated from Cairo University School of Medicine, and completed two pediatric residency programs at Cairo University Children’s Hospital and University of Connecticut. Dr. El-Dib is an established researcher and author of more than 50 peer reviewed manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters. His focus of interest is brain injury in both term and preterm neonates.  In term infants, he has focused on hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and strategies for neuroprotection. In premature infants, he has been studying early neurophysiologic metrics e.g. amplitude integrated EEG, near-infrared spectroscopy, and CO2 reactivity and their relation to brain development and neurodevelopmental outcome.

Kari Roberts, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Kari Robers earned her medical degree at the University of Minnesota and completed her pediatric residency and neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. In addition to attending in the NICU at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital and Special Care Nurseries at Fairview Ridges and Southdale hospitals, Dr. Roberts is involved in research regarding pre-medication for elective intubations. Her other research include newborn resuscitation, pain and physiologic responses dirung invasive procedures, and resident competency and training.

Christopher Thornton, RRT
Respiratory Therapist
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Annapolis, MD

Jen Wung, MD, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Children's Hospital of New York
New York, NY

A pioneer in Bubble Nasal CPAP therapy, Dr. Wung is a neonatal intensivist who has directed respiratory care at the Columbia NICU since 1974. He is board-certified in Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology. Dr. Wung is a professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center, New York. He received his medical degree from Taipei Medical University in 1966. His post-graduate trainings include: Residencies in obstetrics-gynecology and anesthesiology, and fellowship in combined pediatrics and neonatal intensive care medicine at Columbia in 1973. Dr. Wung has served as a World Health Organization consultant in China in 1987, and has participated in several National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute sponsored committees. His specialties include: Gentler and kinder ventilation with preservation of spontaneous breathing, permissive hypercarbia; The management of infants with PPHN without hyperventilation; The management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia infants with gentle ventilation, delayed surgery and no prophylactic chest tubes; Laryngeal mask airway (LMA) for infant with Pierre Robin sequence; Technique of one-lung ventilation in neonates; Continuous inhalation of iloprost for Persistent pulmonary hypertention of neonate. Dr. Wung invented a nasal prong CPAP system (Hudson) and Oxyscope.

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