Nahla Khalek, MD, MPH, MSEd

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology in Surgery
Department: Surgery

Contact information
Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
5th Floor, Wood Center
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 Mangement)
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.
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Selected Publications

Didier RA, Oliver ER, Rungsiprakarn P, DeBari SE, Adams SE, Hedrick HL, Scott Adzick N, Khalek N, Howell LJ, Coleman BG: Decreased morbidity of 'bowel-only' left congenital diaphragmatic hernia patients: implications of prenatal ultrasound diagnosis for prenatal counseling and postnatal management. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology Mar. 16 2021 (Epub) Notes: doi: 10.1002/uog.23630.

Stirnemann J, Slaghekke F, Khalek N, Winer N, Johnson A, Lewi L, Massoud M, Bussieres L, Aegerter P, Hecher K, Senat MV, Ville Y: Intrauterine fetoscopic laser surgery versus expectant management in stage 1 twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome: an international randomized trial. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology Nov. 26 2020 (Epub) Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2020.11.031.

Moldenhauer JS, Soni S, Jatres J, Gebb J, Khalek N, Paidas Teefey C, Johnson MP, Flake AW, Hedrick HL, Peranteau WH, Heuer GG, Adzick NS: Open fetal surgical outcomes for myelomeningocele closure stratified by maternal body mass index in a large single-center cohort. Fetal Diagnosis & Therapy 47(12): 889-893, Dec. 2020 Notes: Epub Nov. 9, 2020.

Soni S, Moldenhauer JS, Rintoul N, Adzick NS, Hedrick HL, Khalek N: Perinatal outcomes in fetuses prenatally diagnosed with congenital diaphragmatic hernia and concomitant lung lesions: A 10-year review. Fetal Diagnosis & Therapy 47(8): 630-635, Aug. 2020 Notes: Epub May 7, 2020.

Oliver ER, DeBari SE, Didier RA, Johnson AM, Khalek N, Peranteau WH, Howell LJ, Adzick NS, Coleman BG: Two's company: Multiple thoracic lesions on prenatal US and MRI. Fetal Diagnosis & Therapy 47(8): 642-652, Aug. 2020 Notes: Epub June 29, 2020.

Pritchard AB, Kanai SM, Krock B, Schindewolf E, Oliver-Krasinski J, Khalek N, Okashah N, Lambert NA, Tavares ALP, Zackai E, Clouthier DE: Loss-of-function of Endothelin receptor type A results in Oro-Oto-Cardiac syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A 182(5): 1104-1116, May 2020 Notes: Epub Mar. 5, 2020.

Oliver ER, DeBari SE, Horii SC, Pogoriler JE, Victoria T, Khalek N, Howell LJ, Adzick NS, Coleman BG: Congenital lobar overinflation: A rare enigmatic lung lesion on prenatal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 38(5): 1229-1239, May 2019 Notes: Epub Sept. 12, 2018.

Zaretsky MV, Tong S, Lagueux M, Lim FY, Khalek N, Emery SP, Davis S, Moon-Grady AJ, Drennan K, Treadwell MC, Petersen E, Santiago-Munoz P, Brown R; North American Fetal Therapy Network: North American Fetal Therapy Network: Timing of and indications for delivery following laser ablation for twin-twin transfusion syndrome. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 1(1): 74-81, Mar. 2019 Notes: Epub Mar. 27, 2019.

Gebb Juliana S, Khalek Nahla, Qamar Huma, Johnson Mark P, Oliver Edward R, Coleman Beverly G, Peranteau William H, Hedrick Holly L, Flake Alan W, Adzick N Scott, Moldenhauer Julie S: High tumor volume to fetal weight ratio is associated with worse fetal outcomes and increased maternal risk in fetuses with sacrococcygeal teratoma. Fetal Diagnosis & Therapy 45(2): 94-101, Jan. 2019 Notes: Epub Mar. 1, 2018.

Laje Pablo, Fraga Maria V, Peranteau William H, Hedrick Holly L, Khalek Nahla, Gebb Juliana S, Moldenhauer Julie S, Johnson Mark P, Flake Alan W, Adzick N Scott: Complex gastroschisis: Clinical spectrum and neonatal outcomes at a referral center. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 53(10): 1904-1907, Oct. 2018 Notes: Epub Mar. 14, 2018.

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