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Nahed O. El-Hassan, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics


  • Neonatology


  • Neonatology

Contact Information

  • Email:
    Phone: 501-364-1028
    Fax: 501-364-4264
    Address: Arkansas Children's Hospital
    1 Children's Way
    Little Rock, AR 72202


  • M.D., American University of Beirut, 1996
  • Bachelor of Science, American University of Beirut, 1992


  • Master in Public Health, Clinical Investigator, Univ of Rochester, 2000-2002
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Univ of Rochester, 2002-2004
  • Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Univ of Rochester, 1999-2002
  • Residency, Pediatrics, American University of Beirut, 1996-1999

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Recent Honors

  • Educator of the Year 2009, Univ of AR for Medical Sciences Dept of Pediatrics, 2009
  • Educator of the Year, Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2011
  • Educator of the Year, Department of Pediatrics University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences , 2015

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Kaiser JR., Bai S., ElHassan NO. Association between Transient Newborn Hypoglycemia and Test-Proficiency-Reply. JAMA Pediatr 2016 (19):1.
  • Journal Article, Kaiser JR., Bai S., Gibson N., Holland G., Lin TM., Swearingen CJ., Mehl KJ., El Hassan NO. The Association of Transient Newborn Hypoglycemia and Fourth-Grade Achievement-Test Proficiency: A Population-Based Study. JAMA Pediatr 2015 169(10):913-921.
  • Journal Article, Zarate YA., Farrell JM., Alfaro MP., El Hassan NO. STAR Syndrome is Part of the Differential Diagnosis of Females with Anorectal Malformations. Am J Med Genet A 2015
  • Journal Article, El Hassan NO. Similarity of in Vitro Activity of Different Gum Thickeners on the Gastrointestinal Tract.. J Pediatr 2015 166(4):1096.
  • Journal Article, El Hassan NO., Bird TM., King AJ., Ambadwar PB., Kaiser JR., Robbins JM. Variation and Comparative Effectiveness of Patent Ductus Arteriosus Pharmacotherapy in Extremely Low birth Weight Infants. J Neonatal Perinatal Med 2014 7(3):229-235.
  • Journal Article, Prodhan, P., Stroud, M., Elhassan, N., Peeples, S., Rycus, P., Brogan, TV., Tang, X. Prolonged Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator Support among Neonates with Acute Respiratory Failure: A Review of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Registry. ASAIO 2014 60(1):63-69.
  • Journal Article, El Hassan NO., Kaiser, JR. Parenteral Nutrition in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. NeoReviews 2011 12:e130-e140.
  • Journal Article, El Hassan NO., Sproles, K., Sachdeva, R., Bhutta, S., Szabo, J. A neonate with left pulmonary artery thrombosis and left lung hypoplasia. J Med Case Reports 2010 4:284-288.
  • Journal Article, Ware, SM., El-Hassan N., Kahler, SG., Zhang, Q., Ma, YW., Miller, E., Wong, B., Spicer, RL., Craigen, W., Kozel, BA., Grange, DK., Wong, LJ. Infantile cardiomyopathy caused by a mutation in the overlapping region of mitochondrial ATPase 6 and 8 genes. J Med Genet 2009 Feb ; 46(5):308-314.
  • Journal Article, ElHassan, NO, Jones, LR, Ray, RM, Rogers, BJ, Kaiser, JR. A Neonate with Microphthamia and Median Clefting of the Lower Lip and Mandible. Am J Perinatology 2008; 25(1):01-04.

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