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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Amr El Shahed, MD

The Hospital for Sick Children
Junior Staff Neonatologist

Research Institute
Research Institute

Phone: 416-813-7654 x202823
Fax: 416-813-5245
Email: amr.elshahed@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Amr El Shahed was trained at Mansoura University Children’s Hospital for his Master and PhD degrees in Paediatrics. He has had Canadian training in perinatal-neonatal medicine as well as neonatal neurology at University of Toronto. His postdoctoral work is focused on brain health and long-term developmental outcome.

Academic Background

Graduate Studies:

  • 2010-11   Diploma, Diploma of Health Professional Education, Medical Education, Suez Canal
  • 2002-07   Doctorate, Medical Doctorate, Pediatrics, Mansoura University
  • 1999-02   Master's Thesis, Master degree in Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Mansoura University
  • 1990-96   Bachelor's, Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery, Mansoura University

Postgraduate Training:

  • 1999-02   Pediatric Resident Mansoura University Children’s Hospital, Egypt
  • 2002-05   Pediatric-Assistant Lecturer Mansoura University Children’s Hospital, Egypt
  • 2005-07   Perinatal-Neonatal Fellow HSC, MSH, SBH, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 2013-15   Neonatal Transport Fellow, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 2015-17   Neonatal Neurology Fellow, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 2017-Present   Junior Staff Neonatologist, The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada

Research Interests

Neurodevelopmental Outcome of Preterm and HIE Neonates, Cerebral Oxygenation in Relation to Brain Injury


Top publications:

  1. El Shahed AI, Dargaville P, Ohlsson A, Soll RF. Surfactant for meconium aspiration syndrome in full term/near term infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014; 12: CD002054.
  2. El Shahed AI, Vann Chau, Anne Synnes, Ruth E Grunau, Kenneth J Poskitt, Janet Rigney Steven P Miller. Do inflammatory risk factors for preterm birth predict brain injuries and neurodevelopmental outcomes of very preterm neonates? PAS Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Baltimore, United States 2016/4.
  3. Amr I. El Shahed, Helen Branson, Sangita Terumalay, Ala Birca, Susan Blaser, Vann Chau, Elizabeth Pang, Hilary E. Whyte, Linh Ly. The most reliable predictors of neurodevelopmental outcome in Neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, San Francisco, United States 2017/5.

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