Nahla Khalek, MD, MPH, MSEd

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Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology in Surgery
Attending Physician, Richard D. Wood Jr. Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment/Special Delivery Unit at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, Fellowship in Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment, Richard D. Wood Jr. Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Course Director, Doctoring II, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Advisory Dean, Mossell House, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Co-Course Director OBG 325, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Surgery

Contact information
The Hub for Clinical Collaboration at CHOP
3500 Civic Center Blvd
2nd Floor, General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-5190
Fax: 215-590-2447
BS (Biomedical Education)
Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City College of New York/CUNY, 1997.
MD (Medicine)
New York Medical College, 1999.
MPH (Healthcare Policy and Management)
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, 2010.
Cert (Patient Oriented Research)
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 2013.
Cert (Leadership)
Academy for Leadership and Development, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, 2014.
MSEd (Medical Education)
Graduate School of Education at The University of Pennsylvania, 2016.
Cert (Physician Leadership)
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2019.
Cert (Medical Education Research)
Association of American Medical Colleges , 2020.
Cert (Clinician Communication Skills for Serious Illness)
VITALtalk Faculty Development Program at the University of Pennsylvania, 2023.
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Selected Publications

Sheppard SE, March ME, Seiler C, Matsuoka LS, Kim SE, Kao C, Rubin AI, Battig MR, Khalek N, Schindewolf E, O'Connor N, Pinto E, Priestley JR, Sanders VR, Niazi R, Ganguly A, Hou C, Slater D, Frieden IJ, Huynh T, Shieh JT, Krantz ID, Guerrero JC, Surrey LF, Biko DM, Laje P, Castelo-Soccio L, Nakano TA, Snyder K, Smith CL, Li D, Dori Y, Hakonarson H.: Lymphatic disorders caused by mosaic, activating KRAS variants respond to MEK inhibition. JCI Insight 8(9): 1-17, May 2023.

Nelson O, Khalek N, Wu L, William MS, Wohler B, Lin EE, Tran KM, Simpao AF.: Perioperative maternal fetal outcomes in the setting of minimally invasive fetal therapy for complex monochorionic pregnancies with monitored anesthesia care. Fetal Diagn Ther April 2023.

Matalon DR, Bhoj EJ, Li D, McDougall C, Schindewolf E, Khalek N, Wilkens A, McManus M, Deardorff MA, Zackai EH: Genomic sequencing in a cohort of individuals with fibular aplasia, tibial campomelia, and oligosyndactyly (FATCO) syndrome. Am J Med Genet 191(4): 977-982, Apr 2023.

Soni S, Gebb JS, Moldenhauer JS, Hwang R, Paidas Teefey C, Oliver ER, Khalek N: Predictors of dual demise within the first week after selective cord occlusion via radiofrequency ablation for complex monochorionic pregnancies. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM 5(3), March 2023.

Adutwum M, Hurst A, Mirzaa G, Kushner JD, Rogers C, Khalek N, Cristancho AG, Burrill N, Seifert ME, Scarano MI, Schnur RE, Slavotinek A: Six new cases of CRB2-related syndrome and a review of clinical findings in 28 reported patients. Clin Genet 103(1): 97-102, January 2023.

Gebb J, Miller K, Hwang R, Soni S, Paidas Teefey C, Didier R, Oliver ER, Rychik J, Moldenhauer JS, Khalek N: Risks of single fetal demise after laser for Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome. Fetal Diagn Ther. Aug 2022.

Gebb JS, Khalek N, Miller K, Hwang R, Paidas Teefey C, Soni S, Tran KM, Moldenhauer JS: Impact of obesity on pregnancies undergoing laser therapy for twin-twin transfusion syndrome. Fetal Diagn Ther. Aug 2022.

Gebb J, Hwang R, Paidas Teefey C, Soni S, Coleman BG, Zarnow DM, Moldenhauer JS, Khalek N: Magnetic resonance neuroimaging after laser for twin-twin transfusion syndrome with single fetal demise. Am J Obstet Gynecol. May 2022.

Oliver ER, Didier RA, Horii SC, Hedrick HL, Khalek N, DeBari SE, Adzick NS, Coleman BG.: Fetal thoracic teratomas: mediastinal or pericardial? Pediatr Radiol. Apr 2022.

Didier RA, Oliver ER, Rungsiprakarn P, Debari SE, Adams SE, Hedrick HL, Adzick NS, Khalek N, Howell LJ, Coleman BG: Decreased neonatal morbidity in 'stomach-down' left congenital diaphragmatic hernia: implications of prenatal ultrasound diagnosis for counseling and postnatal management. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Nov 2021.

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Last updated: 08/14/2023
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