Firas Saker, MD

Firas Saker, MD

Neonat/Perinatology Cleveland, OH

Medical director, Neonatal Intensive care unit at Hillcrest Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Children’s East region , Cleveland OH.


Office Address

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation-M31
    9500 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44195
    Phone: (216) 444-2568
    Fax: (216) 444-7625

Firas Saker, MD

Neonat/Perinatology Cleveland, OH

Medical director, Neonatal Intensive care unit at Hillcrest Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Children’s East region , Cleveland OH.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Neonat/Perinatology: General Neonatology, Neonatal Respiratory Failure & Lung Development
  • Clinical Interests: Gluconeogenesis; Pulmonary Hypertension; Severity of Illness Index; Metabolism

Education & Training

  • Case Western Reserve University Case Western Reserve University
  • Case Western Reserve University - University HospitalsCase Western Reserve University - University Hospitals
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences CenterTexas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • GW Hubbard Hospital - Meharry College
  • Damascus University Faculty of MedicineDamascus University Faculty of Medicine

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical LicenseOH State Medical License1993 - 2016
  • American Board of PediatricsNeonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • American Board of PediatricsPediatrics

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Best Doctors listBest Doctors in America, 2014, 2015
    • FDR March of Dime community award November 2014March of Dime, 2014
    • Best Doctors listBest Doctors in America, 2013, 2014

    Clinical Trials

    Publications & Presentations

    PubMed

    Journal Articles

    • Motavizumab for Prophylaxis of Respiratory Syncytial Virus in High-Risk Children: A Noninferiority Trial  Carbonell-Estrany et al, and the Motavizumab Study Group, Pediatrics, 1/1/2010
    • Clinical Trial of Safety and Efficacy of IHN-A21 for the Prevention of Nosocomial Staphylococcal Bloodstream Infection in Premature Infants  Seth Hetherington et al, J Pediatr, 1/1/2010
    • MetroHealth Medical Center-Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Members of the HAPO Study Cooperative Research Group from North American Field Centers, Hyperglyc...  J. Bjaloncik, P.M. Catalano, L. Dierker, S. Fox, L. Gullion, C. Johnson, C.A. Lindsay, H. Makovos, Saker F, N Engl J Med, 1/1/2008

    Abstracts/Posters

    • Compared with Cpap, the Use of Non Invasive Ventilation Post-extubation in Elbw Infants Is Associated with Increased Incidence of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Wasim Khasawneh, MD, Jessica Barry, MD, Raidour Ahmed, MD, Sarah Worley, MS, Firas Saker, MD and Jalal Abu-Shaweesh, MD, APS Meeting, 1/1/2015
    • Glucose Intolerance Is Associated with the Development of Advanced Retinopathy of Prematurity in ELBW Infants S. Smith, Q Zaman, J Abu-Shaweesh,R. Rodriguez, and F Saker, Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1/1/2014
    • Do Preterm Infants with in Utero Exposure to SSRIs or Venlafaxine Require More Respiratory Support? A. N. Hogue, PharmD, M. Temple-Cooper, PharmD, Q. U. Zaman, M. Lagzdins, PharmD, J. Schwersenski, M.D and F. A. Saker, M.D., Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1/1/2014

    Lectures

    • Surfactant Biology and Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Very Low Birth Weight Infants Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH - 1/1/2014
    • High-frequency Oscillatory Ventilation for the Prevention of Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity Division of Neonatology at Cleveland Clinic Foundation. - 1/1/2014
    • Perinatal Risk Factors, Prevention and Neuroprotection for Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy in Newborn Infants Hillcrest Medical Center, Cleveland, OH - 1/1/2014

    Other

    • Overview of Neonatal Respiratory Distress, Disorder of Transition Martin J.R.and Saker F, Deputy Editor Melanie S Kim, MD., UpToDate Electronic Web Site
      1/1/2011
    • Prevention and Treatment of Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Preterm Infants Martin J.R.and Saker F, Deputy Editor Melanie S Kim, MD, UpToDate Electronic Web Site
      1/1/2011
    • Pathophysiology and Clinical Manifestations of Respiratory Distress Syndrome in the Newborn Martin J.R.and Saker F, Deputy Editor Melanie S Kim, MD, UpToDate Electronic Web Site
      1/1/2011

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