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Hany Aly, MD, MSHS
Chairman, Department of Neonatology
Cleveland Clinic Children’s
Professor of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University LCM


Prem Shekhawat, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
MetroHealth Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland Clinic Planning Committee

Jalal Abu-Shaweesh, MD, MBA
Chairman of Pediatrics, Fairview Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Case Western Reserve University LCM

Carol Bennett MBA, MSN, APRN, PCNS-BC 
Nursing Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

Firas Saker, MD
Medical Director
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Case Western Reserve University LCM

Ibrahim Sammour, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Director of Neonatal Simulation Based Education 

Natalie Yeaney, MD  
Neonatal Director Fetal Care Center

Advisory Committee

Sharon L Groh-Wargo, PhD
Senior Nutritionist
Professor, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland

Deepak Kumar, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, CWRU SOM
Program Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Training Program

John Moore, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Reproductive Biology, CWRU
Head, Division of Neonatology

Rupesh Raina, MA, FACP, FAAP, FASN and FNKF
Consultant Nephrologist
Director of Medical Research in Internal Medicine
Akron General Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Staff at Akron Children's Hospital
Council Member for Internal Medicine University Council at Northeast Ohio Medical University
Associate Professor and Faculty Staff at Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine Cleveland Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Clinic Faculty

Tina DiFiore, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC, CNS
NICU Clinical Nurse Specialist

Katherine L. Fedor, MBA, RRT, RRT-NPS, CPFT
Manager, Pediatric Respiratory Therapy

Hani Najm, MD
Chair of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery

Jonathan Sears, MD
Cole Eye Institute

Amanda Sheppard RRT-NPS
NICU Respiratory Supervisor

Guest Faculty

David Bar-Shain, MD
Director of Informatics
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
The MetroHealth System
Cleveland, OH

Xi Chen, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Yasser Elsayed, MD, PhD
Director of the Targeted Neonatal Echocardiograph and Integrated Hemodynamics, and neonatal Ultrasound Programs
Staff Neonatologist, Health sciences Centre-Winnipeg
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health- Department of Pediatrics
Research scientist: Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, and Biology of Breathing Theme- Department of Physiology
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine
University of Manitoba- Canada

Mark Johnson, PhD, BM, BSc, FRCPCH
Consultant Neonatologist, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Neonatal Medicine, University of Southampton
Training Lead for the Nutrition Theme, National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre Southampton
Southampton, UK

Mohamed A. Mohamed, MD, MS, MPH, FAAP
Director, Division of Newborn Services
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Global Health
The George Washington University Medical Center
Washington, DC

Deborah L. O’Connor, PhD, RD
Interim Chair and Professor
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto 
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Rukshana Shroff, MD, FRCPCH, PhD
Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Great Ormond Street

Bradley A. Warady, MD
Director, Division of Pediatric Nephrology
Director, Dialysis and Transplantation
Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Professor of Pediatrics
UMKC School of Medicine

Jen Wung, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Children's Hospital of New York
New York, NY