Firas Saker, MD

Firas Saker, MD

Director of Neonatology, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley

Department:

Neonatology

Locations

NICU - Boardman

Medical School

Damascus University School of Medicine, Damascus, Syria

Residency

Pediatrics: Texas Tech University School of Medicine, El Paso, TX

Fellowship

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics; Pediatrics & Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Associations

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
AAP Section on Perinatal Pediatrics

Publications

Berazategui JP, Aguilar A, Escobedo M, et al. Risk factors for advanced resuscitation in term
and near-term infants: a case–control study. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. Published Online First: June 6, 2016 doi:10.1136/archdischild-
2015-309525

Carbonell-Estrany et al, and the Motavizumab Study Group, Motavizumab for Prophylaxis of Respiratory Syncytial Virus in High-Risk Children: A Noninferiority Trial. Saker F contributed as a member of the Motavizumab Study Group,
PEDIATRICS Volume 125, Number 1, January 2010.

Seth Hetherington et al, Clinical Trial of Safety and Efficacy of IHN-A21 for the Prevention of Nosocomial Staphylococcal Bloodstream Infection in Premature Infants. Saker F contributed as a member of the Study Group, J Pediatr 2010;151:260-5

Martin J.R.and Saker F, Deputy Editor Melanie S Kim, MD. Overview Of Neonatal Respiratory Distress, Disorder of transition, UpToDate electronic web site. Last literature review version 19.3: January 2011 | Updated 2012, 2013, 2014

Martin J.R.and Saker F,Deputy Editor Melanie S Kim, MD. Prevention and treatment of respiratory distress syndrome in preterm infants UpToDate electronic web site. Last literature review version 19.3:January 2011 | Updated 2012, 2013, 2014

Martin J.R.and Saker F, Deputy Editor Melanie S Kim, MD. Pathophysiology and clinical
manifestations of respiratory distress syndrome in the newborn, UpToDate electronic web site. Last literature review version 19.3: January 2011 | Updated 2012, 2013, 2014.

Stephen Clark, Firas Saker, Mary Schneeberger, Ellen Park, Daniel Sutton, and Yoav Littner. Administration of 100% Oxygen does not Hasten Resolution of Symptomatic Spontaneous Pneumothorax in Neonates. Journal of Perinatology , (3 April 2014) | doi:10.1038/jp.2014.55

Comparison of Devices for Newborn Ventilation in the Delivery Room. The DVD Trial: Multicenter, Cluster-Randomized, Two- Period Crossover Trial Edgardo G Szyld,et al; Saker F PI site investigator from Cleveland Clinic Foundation. The Journal of Pediatrics - 31 March 2014 (10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.02.035)

U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals - Neonatology 2011-2012

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