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Jalal M. Abu-Shaweesh, M.D., is currently the Director of Neonatology at Fairview Hospital as well as Staff Neonatologist for Cleveland Clinic health system hospitals including Main Campus, Hillcrest, Fairview, and Marymount Hospitals.
In addition to his clinical appointments, Dr. Abu-Shaweesh also serves as Associate Professor of Pediatrics in Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Neonatology and Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He also is Director of a Neonatology Case Presentation conference that covers the management of various neonatal conditions and diseases for neonatal faculty, fellows, nurses, pediatrics residents and medical students.
Dr. Abu-Shaweesh is an established clinical and basic researcher with expertise in Control of Breathing and neonatal apnea and has published multiple literature reviews, research articles, and book chapters in peer reviewed journals and Neonatology textbooks. He also is an ad-hoc reviewer for multiple journals including J. Applied Physiology, Respiratory Physiology, and Pediatric Research.
He is currently a member of many national and international professional organizations including, Society for Pediatric Research, Perinatal Research Society, American Physiological Society and Society for Neuroscience. In the past he has served on the Council and is past-President of the Midwestern Society for Pediatric Research. Dr. Abu-Shaweesh also has served as a grant application reviewer for the National Institute of Health.
Dr. Abu-Shaweesh is board-certified in neonatal-perinatal medicine and pediatrics. He received his medical degree from the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan. Dr. Abu-Shaweesh completed a pediatric internship and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa followed by a fellowship in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.
Due to his expertise, Dr. Abu-Shaweesh has been an invited speaker on topics such as ventilatory management, neonatal apnea, neonatal sepsis, and hyperbilirubinemia.
November 2010-current: Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Fairview Hospital, Fairview Park, Ohio.
2010-current: Associated Professor of Pediatrics, Lerner College of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.
2008-2010: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
2001-2008: Assistant professor of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 1999-2001: Instructor, Division of Neonatology, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Awards & Honors
1991: First place ranked resident, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Jordan University Hospital, Amman, Jordan.
1992: First place ranked resident, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Jordan University Hospital, Amman, Jordan
1997: Science Day Presentation Award, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, OH
1999: Science Day Presentation Award, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, OH 2005: Young Investigator, Perinatal Research Society Meeting.
2007: President Elect, Midwest Society for Pediatric Research
2008: President, Midwest Society for Pediatric Research
2008: Pediatric Pearls Day Award for exemplary teaching
Society for Pediatric Research
Perinatal Research Society
American Physiological Society
Society for Neuroscience
Midwestern Society for Pediatric Research
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