• Assistant Professor Pediatric Pulmonologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA. Experienced in Translational and Clinical Research of Pediatric Pulmonary Diseases. HIs research focuses on factors affecting lung and pulmonary vascular development and pulmonary complications of Sickle Cell Disease. He has American Board certification in Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology. He is also Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London. He is Board Certified by the Arab and Jordan Boards in Pediatrics. He has strong clinical and education achievements in pediatric pulmonary medicine.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2021 Chlorine inhalation induces acute chest syndrome in humanized sickle cell mouse model and ameliorated by postexposure hemopexinRedox Biology.  44. 2021
    2021 Acute chest syndrome in pediatric sickle cell disease: Associations with racial composition and neighborhood deprivationPediatric Blood and Cancer.  68. 2021
    2021 Nocturnal hypoxemia measured by polysomnogram is associated with acute chest syndrome in pediatric sickle cell diseaseThe Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.  17:219-226. 2021
    2020 Non-invasive forced oscillometry to quantify respiratory mechanics in term neonatesPediatric Research.  88:293-299. 2020
    2019 Allergic airway sensitization impairs antibacterial IgG antibody responses during bacterial respiratory tract infectionsJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.  143:1183-1197.e7. 2019
    2019 Mycoplasma pneumoniae Carriage with De Novo Macrolide-Resistance and Breakthrough PneumoniaPediatrics.  144. 2019
    2017 A new clinical algorithm scoring for management of suspected foreign body aspiration in childrenBMC Pulmonary Medicine.  17. 2017
    2017 Effect of prenatal versus postnatal Vitamin D deficiency on pulmonary structure and function in miceAmerican Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology.  56:383-392. 2017
    2014 Genotypic diversity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis siblings in Qatar using AFLP fingerprintingEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases: an international journal on pathogenesis, diagnosis, epidemiology, therapy, and prevention of infectious diseases.  33:265-271. 2014
    2012 Effects of age, gender, and environmental exposures on exhaled nitric oxide level in healthy 12 to 18 years Qatari childrenAnnals of Thoracic Medicine.  7:98-103. 2012
    2012 Co-existing paradoxical vocal cord motion and asthma in a young childPediatric Pulmonology.  47:96-98. 2012
    2006 A distinct autosomal recessive ataxia maps to chromosome 12in an inbred family from JordanBrain and Development.  28:353-357. 2006


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    2020 Spontaneous pneumomediastinum in children and adolescents. 2020

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Saadoon Alishlash's interests include studying the factors that affect lung development in children. His laboratory also investigates the pulmonary complications of sickle cell disease, pulmonary hypertension in children, effects of vitamin D deficiency on lung structure and function. He also has multiple publications about pediatric asthma, exhaled nitric oxide, cystic fibrosis microbiome, flexible bronchoscopy and pneumomediastinum in children.
  • Teaching Overview

  • He is also actively involved in the education of medical students, pediatric residents and pediatric pulmonary fellows.
  • Full Name

  • Ammar Saadoon Alishlash