Nahla Khalek, MD, MPH, MSEd

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Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Attending Physician, Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment/Special Delivery Unit at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, Fellowship in Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment, Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Advisory Dean, Mossell House, 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
Education:
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.
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Selected Publications

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. Sept 2022.

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.

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 in Obstetrics & Gynecology 58(5): 744-749, Nov. 2021 Notes: Epub Mar. 16, 2021.

Soni S, Moldenhauer JS, Kallan MJ, Rintoul N, Adzick NS, Hedrick HL, Khalek N: Influence of gestational age and mode of delivery on neonatal outcomes in prenatally diagnosed isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Fetal Diagnosis & Therapy 48(5): 372-380, May 2021 Notes: Epub May 5, 2021.

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 224(5): 528.e1-528.e12, May 2021 Notes: Epub Nov. 26, 2020.

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.

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Last updated: 10/31/2022
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