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

Clinical Associate of Pediatrics 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)

Board Certification:

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2005

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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 Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

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


Eastern Society of Pediatric Research, Local Global Health T32, International NEAR4NEOS, RO1 grant, International Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), International The Children's Hospital Neonatal Consortium, National

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:

Edwards T, Bartholomew D, Froh E, Herkert L, Spatz D, Villasis C, Wild K, Hedrick H, Nawab U: Enteral Feeding Practices in Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia APSNA : 2019.

Spatz DL, Froh EB, Bartholomew D, Edwards T, Wild KT, Hedrick H, Nawab U: Lactation Experience of Mothers and Feeding Outcomes of Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Breastfeed Med : 2019.

Nawab U, Thomas B, O’Connor T, Ware E, Padula M, Wang S, Bodenstab H: Improving Vaccination Rates of Critically Ill Infants in a Quaternary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit IHI BMJ Scotland : 2019.

Sammons JS, Graf EH, Townsend S, Hoegg CL, Smathers SA, Coffin SE, Williams K, Mitchell SL, Nawab U, Munson D, Quinn G, Binenbaum G: Outbreak of Adenovirus in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Critical Importance of Equipment Cleaning During Inpatient Ophthalmologic Examinations Ophthalmology 126 (1): 137-143,2019.

Parga-Belinkie J, Van Wagner A, Hoffman-Craven C, Pineda R, Veils J, Versaw-Barnes D, Okan E, Nawab U: Developmental Aids for Premature Infants (DAPI Study): United States Usage PAS Baltimore : 2019.

Romero F, Demauro S, Devine M, Padula M, Bodenstab H, Bingham E, Pert A, Nawab U, Jensen E: Association between enteral zinc supplementation and change in growth trajectory among preterm infants receiving tertiary neonatal intensive care Pediatric Academic Societies - Baltimore : 2019.

Rachel Wiener DNP, CRNP, NNP-BC, Kerri Lombardi, Nicholas Bamat MD, Ursula Nawab MD: Coloring to Reduce Stress Among Advance Practice Providers in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit ESPR : 2019.

Coggins S, Harris MC, Grundmeier R, Nawab R, Srinivasan L: Pediatric SIRS and organ dysfunction criteria in late-onset sepsis in a quaternary NICU: a case-control study PAS Baltimore : 2019.

Zach Kaznica, M.H.A., LSS-GB; Megan Cunningham, M.S.N., RN, CPHQ; James Won, Ph.D.; Ursula Nawab, M.D: Patient Safety Project Aims to Reduce Alarm Fatigue in the NICU Children’s Hospital Today 27 (2): 2019.

Cunningham M, Bezpalko O, Kaznica Z, Murphy S, Stracuzzi L, Nawab U, Won J: Patient Safety in the N/IICU: Integrating a Human Factors Approach Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, Orlando, Florida : 2018.

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)