61582-Moallem, Mohannad

Mohannad Moallem, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

RT 4600
Indianapolis, IN


Dr. Mohannad Moallem is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and an attending neonatologist providing clinical service at Community North Hospital, and Community East Hospital. Dr. Moallem has a special interest and multiple publication related to quality improvement in NICU, Neonatal viral infections, and non-invasive mechanical ventilation.

Key Publications

  1. “Hydrocortisone to improve Survival without Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia” Watterberg K et al, Moallem M (PI for NCH center), for NICHD Neonatal Research Network, N Engl J Med, Mar-2022; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2114897


  1. “Surgery-Associated Infections among Infants Born Extremely Preterm”
    1. Shane AL, Hansen NI, Moallem M, Sánchez PJ, Stoll BJ, and NICHD Neonatal Research Network, The Journal of Pediatrics, Jan-2022; DOI 10.1016/j.jpeds.2021.08.064
  2. “Short-term complications and long-term morbidities associated with repeated unplanned extubations”
    1. Pavlek R, Dillard J, Ryshen G, Hone E, Shepherd E. G, Moallem M.
    2. Journal of Perinatology, Feb 2021; DOI 10.1038/s41372-021-00927-9


  1. “A Quality Improvement Approach to Reduce Unplanned Extubation in the NICU While Avoiding Sedation and Restraints”
    1. Bertoni, CB, Bartman T, Ryshen, G, Kuehne B, Larouere M, Thomas L, Wishloff E, Shepherd E, Dillard J, Pavlek Moallem M. Pediatric Quality and Safety: Sep/Oct 2020 - Volume 5 - Issue 5, DOI 10.1097/pq9.0000000000000346


  1. “Evaluating the efficacy of Seattle-PAP for the respiratory support of premature neonates: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial”
    1. Backes CH, Notestine JL, . Lamp JM, Balough JC, Notestine AM, Alfred CM, Kern JM, Stenger MR, Rivera BK, Moallem M, Hansen TN, Smith CV; Journal of Perinatology, Jan 2019; DOI 10.1186/s13063-018-3166-6.


  1. “Detection of Cytomegalovirus in Intestinal Tissue of Infants with Necrotizing Enterocolitis or Spontaneous Intestinal Perforation”

Panesso S, Conces MR, Shimamura M, Talavera MM, Moallem M, Sanchez PJ, Malleske DT; Journal of Pediatrics, Sep 2019; DOI 10.1016/j.pediatrics.2019.07.038

  1. “Outcomes following indomethacin prophylaxis in extremely preterm infants in an all- referral NICU”

Nelin TD, Pena E, Giacomazzi T, Lee S, Logan WJ, Moallem M, Bapat R, Shepher EG, Nelin LD; Journal of Perinatology , Aug 2017; DOI 10.1038/jp.2017.71


  1. “Nutritional practices and growth in premature infants after surgical necrotizing enterocolitis”

Lin GC, Olsen S, Reber KM, Moallem M, DiGeronimo R, Mulroy C, Datta A, Robinson DT, Murthy K; J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. Jul 2017; DOI 10.1097/MPG.0000000000001504


  1. “Adenovirus and “Culture-negative Sepsis” in a Preterm Neonate”

Moallem M, Song E, Jaggi P, Conces MR., Kajon AE, Sánchez PJ; Am J Perinatol Rep 2016 Oct;6:e417–e420, doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1597266


  1. “Preeclampsia and Neonatal Neutropenia”
Mohannad Moallem, Joyce M. Koenig:, NeoReviews Vol.10 No.9 2009 e454

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Education
    2003 MD University of Damascus
  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    Syrian American Medical Society
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
  • Awards
    Desc: Fellowship Teacher of the year, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus-OH
    Scope: National
    Date: 2019-01-01
    Desc: J. Terrance Davis Safety Award-2018 NICU Unplanned Extubation Team, Nationwide Children’s hospital, Columbus-OH
    Scope: National
    Date: 2019-01-01

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