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Shahab Noori, MD, MS CBTI

Administrative Director, Clinical Research, Division of Neonatology
Attending Neonatologist
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Dr. Noori is an attending neonatologist at CHLA and a professor of pediatrics at Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. His primary research interests are developmental cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology, patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) and cerebral hemodynamics. He has been using various technology such as echocardiography, ultrasonography, vascular and laser Doppler, near-infrared and visible light spectroscopy for both clinical care and to study the transitional circulation, PDA, cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology in preterm and term infants and has published extensively on the subjects.

Clinical Interests

Cardiorespiratory failure
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
Congenital heart diseases


Medical School

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Medical University, Hungary

Graduate School

University of Southern California: Clinical, Biomedical and Translational Investigations


Henry Ford Hospital/Detroit; Pediatrics


LA General Medical Center/Los Angeles; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine



Pediatrics; American Board of Pediatrics; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; American Board of Pediatrics


American Academy of Pediatrics
Western Society of Pediatric Research
Society for Pediatric Research



Noori S, Friedlich P, Wong P, Ebrahimi M, Siassi B, Seri I. Hemodynamic changes following low-dose hydrocortisone administration in vasopressor-treated neonates. Pediatrics 118:1456-66, 2006. PMID# 17015536

Noori S, McCoy M, Anderson M, Ramji F, Seri I. Changes in cardiac function and cerebral blood flow in relation to peri/intraventricular hemorrhage in extremely preterm infants. J Pediatr 164:264-270.e3, 2014. PMID# 24183212

Noori S, McNamara P, Jain A, Lavoie PM, Wickremasinghe A, Merritt A, Solomon T, Sekar K, Attridge J, Swanson J, Gillam-Krakauer M, Reese J, Poindexter B, Brook M, Auchus R, Clyman R and PDA Ligation/Hypotension Trial Investigators. Catecholamine-resistant hypotension and myocardial performance following patent ductus arteriosus ligation. J Perinatol 35:123-7, 2015. PMID# 25118721

Sekar K, Szyld E, McCoy M, Wlodaver A, Dannaway D, Helmbrecht A, Riley J, Manfredo A, Anderson M, Lakshminrusimha S, Noori S. Inhaled Nitric Oxide as an Adjunct to Neonatal Resuscitation in Premature Infants: A pilot, double blind, randomized controlled trial.  Pediatr Res. 87:523-528, 2020. PMID: 31666688

Noori S, Ebrahimi M, Huiwen Luo, Seri I, Siassi B. Development and validation of an automated assessment tool of echocardiography skills acquired on a neonatal simulator. Echocardiography 38:217-221, 2021. PMID: 33319414


Research Summary

Developmental cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology
Neonatal Shock
Cerebral Hemodynamics
Transitional Circulation
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Hemodynamic Monitoring
Point of Care Ultrasonography
Echocardiography Simulation

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