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Ursula S. Nawab, MD

Ursula S. Nawab, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Provider

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neonatology and Newborn Services

Programs & Centers:

  • Neonatology Program (Intensive Care Nursery)

Description of Clinical Expertise

Quality Improvement, Clincal Pathway/Guideline Implementation, Patient Safety

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of South Florida
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Hospital Affiliation

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

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Quality Improvement, Neonatal Nutrition (focus on enteral nutrition and NEC), CPAP

Selected Publications:

Sammons JS, Townsend S, Hoegg CL, Smathers SA, Graff EH, Coffin S, Williams KL, Farnon E, Nawab U, Munson D, Dysart K, Binebaum G: Outbreak of adenovirus in a neonatal intensive care unit: rapid detection and successful prevention of secondary transmission (Poster Presentation) Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) 44th Annual Educational Conference, Portland, OR : 2017.

Thomas B, Maschhoff K, Lioy J, Segreti M, Padula M, Nawab U: Improving vaccination rates in level IV NICUs (Poster Presentation) Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA : 2017.

Pouppirt N, Napolitano N, Nawab U, Nishisaki A, Nadkarni V, Ades A, Foglia E: Video laryngoscopy is associated with decreased risk for tracheal intubation-associated events (Poster Presentation) Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA : 2017.

Milet-Letelier MB, Garimella R, Chuo J, Warren K, Nilan KA, Carroll JM, Maschhoff K, Evans J, Zhang H, Nawab US: Immunization related events in hospitalized infants with severe chronic lung disease (Poster Presentation) Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA : 2017.

Gaulton J, Gordon S, Stoller J, Fraga M, Nawab U, Chuo J: Use of ultrasound to confirm central venous line position decreases number of x-rays and line manipulations in the neonatal intensive care unit (Poster Presentation) Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA : 2017.

Tkach EK, White AM, Dysart KC, Waber B, Nawab US, Zhang H, Jensen EA: Comparison of intact parathyroid hormone, alkaline phosphatase, phosphate levels for diagnosing severe metabolic bone disease in infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia Am J Perinatol (ePub ahead of print) : 2017.

Sloane AJ, Nawab US, Carola D, Aghai ZH: Utility of measuring direct bilirubin at first 72 h of age in neonates admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit J Perinatol (ePub) 37 (5): 2017.

Ursula Nawab, Susan B. Williams: Transfusion Considerations for Neonatal Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Neonatal Transfusion Practices : 103-121,2017.

Funderburk A, Nawab U, Abraham S, DiPalma J, Epstein M, Aldridge H, Aghai ZH.: Temporal Association Between Reflux-like Behaviors and Gastroesophageal Reflux in Preterm and Term Infants. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 62 (4): 556-561,2016.

Sonia Shastry, Kristin McKenna, Dala Taha, Ursula Nawab.: Growth Trends After Steroid Exposure in the NICU ESPR : 2016.

Academic Contact Info

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Neonatology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 590-2462
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)