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Soraya Abbasi, MD

Soraya Abbasi, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Provider

Professor of Pediatrics at the Pennsylvania Hospital

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

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About Dr. Soraya Abbasi

Recognized by Best Doctors in America - 2013-2014

Clinical Specialties


  • Neonatology and Newborn Services

Programs & Centers:

  • Neonatology Program (Intensive Care Nursery)

Board Certification:

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1981
  • Pediatrics, 1979

Practice Locations and Appointments

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


AAP/AHA Neonatal Resuscitation Course Instruction, National Adjudication Committee for Multinational Trials of Surfaxin, Local American College of Chest Physicians, National American College of Nutrition, National American Federation of Clinical Research, National American Lung Association of Philadelphia, Local American Medical Association, National American Pediatric Society, National American Thoracic Society, National Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, National Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, National National Perinatal Association, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Pennsylvania Perinatal Association, Local Philadelphia Neonatal-Perinatal Society, Local Physiological Society of Philadelphia, 1985-1988, Local Society for Critical Care Medicine, National Society for Pediatric Research, International The New York Academy of Science, National

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: 800-789-7366 (PENN)