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Soraya Abbasi, MD

Soraya Abbasi, MD Non-Penn Medicine Provider

Professor of Pediatrics at the Pennsylvania Hospital

Dr. Abbasi is employed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

About Dr. Soraya Abbasi

Recognized by Best Doctors in America - 2013-2014

Clinical Specialties


  • Pediatrics
    • Neonatology and Newborn Services

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1981
  • Pediatrics, 1979

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Gateway Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Pahlavi University
Residency: The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center
Residency: The Waterbury Hospital Health Center
Fellowship: Yale-Pediatrics
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Pediatric Society, National Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, National Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, National National Perinatal Association, National Philadelphia Neonatal-Perinatal Society, Local Society for Pediatric Research, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Abbasi is employed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Neonatal lung function and outcome.

Selected Publications:

Gerdes J, Sivieri E, Abbasi S: Factors Influencing Delivered Mean Airway Pressure during Nasal CPAP with the RAM Cannula. Pediatric Pulmonary 51 (1): 60-69,2016.

Reiterer F, Sivieri E, Abbasi S: Evaluation of bedside pulmonary function in the neonate: from the past to the future. Pulmonology 50 (10): 1039-1050,2015.

Tehrani FT, Abbasi S: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure treatment of premature infants; application of a computerized decision support system. Comput Biol Med 62 : 136-140,2015.

DeMauro SB, Cohen MS, Ratcliffe SJ, Abbasi S, Schmidt B: Serial Echocardiography in Very Preterm Infants: A Pilot Randomized Trial Acta Paediatrica 102 (11): 1048-1053,2013.

Srinivasan L, Shah S, Abbasi S, Padula M, Harris M: Traumatic Lumbar Punctures in Infants Hospitalized in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 32 (10): 1150-1152,2013.

Kirpalani H, Millar D, Lemyre B, Yoder BAm Chiu A, Roberts RS: NIPPV Study Group. A trial comparing noninvasive ventilation strategies in preterm infants. N Engl J Med 369 (7): 611-620,2013.

Yoder B, Stoddard R, Li M, King J, Durnberger D, Abbasi S: Heated Humidified High Flow Nasal Cannula Versus Nasal CPAP for Respiratory Support in Neonates. Pediatrics 131 (5): 1482-1490,2013.

Sivieri E, Gerdes JS, Abbasi S: Effect of High Flow Nasal Cannula flow rate, cannula size, and nares diameter on generated airway pressures. An in vitro study. Pediatric Pulmonary 48 (5): 506-514,2013.

Schmidt B, et al for the Canadian oxygen trial.: Effects of targeting higher vs lower arterial oxygen saturations on death or disability in extremely preterm infants. JAMA 309 (20): 2111-2020,2013.

Deuber C, Abbasi S, Schwoebel A, Terhaar M.: The toxigen initiative: targeting oxygen saturation to avoid sequelae in very preterm infants. Adv Neonatal Care 13 (2): 139-145,2013.

Academic Contact Info

CHOP Newborn Care
Pennsylvania Hospital
800 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 829-3301
Fax: (215) 829-7211
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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