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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 - 2018

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


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:

Srinivasan L1, 2, Kilpatrick L3, Shah SS4, 5, Abbasi S6, Harris MC1, 2: Elevations of novel cytokines in bacterial meningitis in infants Journal PLoS One. 13 (2): e0181449,2018.

Sivieri E, Foglia E, Abbasi S: Carbon dioxide washout time, HFNC vs. NCPAP : A bench study Journal: Pediatric Pulmonology 52 (6): 792-798,2017.

Schmidt B, Whyte R, Shah R, Abbasi S, Bairam A. Harrold J, Roberts R.: Effects of Targeeting Higher or Lower Oxygen Saturations in Centers with More or Less Separation Between Median Saturations in the Two Groups of the Canadian Oxygen Trial. Journal of Pediatrics 178 : 2016.

Srinivasan L, Laurie Kilpatrick L, Shah S, Abbasi S, Harris M.: Cerebrospinal Fluid Cytokines in the Diagnosis of Bacterial Meningitis in Infants. Pediatric Research 80 (4): 566-572,2016.

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.

Academic Contact Info

CHOP Newborn Care
Pennsylvania Hospital
800 Spruce Street

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