Omar S. Alibrahim MD, FAAP

Omar Alibrahim

Omar S. Alibrahim
MD, FAAP

Clinical Associate Professor and Division Chief, Critical Care

Department of Pediatrics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; Pediatrics

Contact Information
UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Critical Care
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0200
Fax: (716) 323-0293
osa2@buffalo.edu


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Education and Training:

  • Cert, Writing and Publishing High-Impact Research Manuscripts, University at Buffalo Office for Research Advancement (2018)
  • Cert, Maque-CardioHelp, Oishei Children's Hospital (2018)
  • Cert, Executive Development in Health Care Program, University at Buffalo School of Management (2016)
  • Cert, Simulation Methodology, University at Buffalo Behling Simulation Center (2011)
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care, University at Buffalo (2006)
  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, St. Joseph‘s Children‘s Hospital (2003)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, St. Joseph‘s Children‘s Hospital (2002)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital (2000)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Jordan University Hospital (1999)
  • Internship, Al Bashir Hospital (1998)
  • MBBS, Medicine/Surgery, Jordan University of Science and Technology (1997)

Employment:

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2018-present)
  • Division Chief, Critical Care, UBMD Pediatrics (2014-present)
  • Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Oishei Children's Hospital (2014-present)
  • Fellowship Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, University at Buffalo (2013-present)
  • Medical Director, ECMO and Apheresis Programs, Oishei Children's Hospital (2009-present)
  • Attending Physician, Critical Care, UBMD Pediatrics, Oishei Children's Hospital (2006-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2006–2018)
  • Interim Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2013–2014)
  • Interim Division Chief, Critical Care, UBMD Pediatrics (2013–2014)
  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2006–2009)

Awards and Honors:

  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Program Director of Excellence Award (2017)
  • Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo: United University Professions Discretionary Award (2017)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Attending of the Year in the Department of Pediatrics (2007)
  • St. Joseph's Children's Hospital: Award for Outstanding Resident in Intensive Care and Neonatology (2002)
  • St. Joseph‘s Children‘s Hospital: Award for Outstanding Pediatric Chief Resident (2002)
  • Jordan University of Science and Technology: Award for ranking 2nd in medical school class as 6th year medical student (1997)
  • Jordan University of Science and Technology: Award for ranking 7th in medical school class at graduation (1997)
  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization: Award for Excellence in Life Support (2009, 2011, 2013, 2016)

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • August 2018
    Transmitted Intrapulmonary Pressures Values with the Use of Negative Pressure Ventilation via Biphasic Chest Cuirass
    Wildermuth Foundation
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $4,000
  • January 2018
    Music Intervention for Agitation Reduction in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $2,500
  • November 2017
    A Comparison of Oral Flora and Tracheal Culture in Pediatric Patients
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $20,000
  • July 2017
    Transcranial Doppler in Pediatric Head Injury
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $1,000

Journal Articles:

  • Hassinger AB, Breuer RK, Nutty K, Alibrahim OS. Negative-Pressure Ventilation in Pediatric Acute Respiratory Failure. Respir Care. 2017.
  • Quraishi MA, Devgun R, Alibrahim OS, Mireles R, Heard CM. Remifentanil and Dexmedetomidine Sedation for Office Oral Surgery Patients. Int J Clin Anesthesiol. 2017; 5(1).
  • Alibrahim OS, Heard CM. Extracorporeal Life Support: Four Decades and Counting. Curr Anesthesiol Rep. 2017; 7(2).
  • Triplet RM, Alibrahim OS, Kramer BC. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Disseminated Herpes Simplex Virus Infection with Multiorgan Failure. Austin Crit Care J. 2016; 3(2).

Books and Book Chapters:

  • Heard CM, Alibrahim OS. "Sedation and Analgesia". Fuhrman and Zimmerman‘s Pediatric Critical Care, 5th Edition. 2016.

Abstracts:

  • Kramer BC, Ducato C, Alibrahim OS. Apheresis and ECMO: A Single Center Experience. J Clin Apher. 2018; 33(2).
  • Gourabathini H, Kramer BC, Shum K, Abdelmagid K, Alibrahim OS. Necrotizing Enterocolitis Complicating RSV Bronchiolitis: A Case Series. Crit Care Med. 2018; 46(1).
  • Shum K, Heard CM, Breuer RK, Alibrahim OS, Waz WR. The DNR Order in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Crit Care Med. 2018; 46(1).
  • Gourabathini H, Heard CM, Alibrahim OS, Kramer BC. Is it Safe and Effective for Pediatric Intensive Care Faculty to Manage an Apheresis Program?. J Clin Apher. 2017; 32(2).
  • Gourabathini H, Heard CM, Breuer RK, Alibrahim OS, Kramer BC. A Pediatric Intensivist Directed Apheresis Program: from Conception to Fruition. Crit Care Med. 2016; 44(12).
  • Patankar N, Alibrahim OS. Use of Perfluorocarbon for Pulmonary Lavage in Severe Pediatric ARDS. Crit Care Med. 2015; 43(12).
  • Shum K, Alibrahim OS, Heard CM. Biphasic Cuirass Ventilation Use in Bronchiolitis: A Novel Use of Negative Pressure Ventilation. Crit Care Med. 2015; 43(12).
  • Kramer BC, Heard CM, Alibrahim OS. A Decrease in Blood Product Transfusion Following a Change to Heparin-Bonded ECMO Circuit: A Case Series. Crit Care Med. 2012; 40(12).
  • Rotta AT, Alibrahim OS, Kunrath CB, Wiryawan B, Dowhy MS, Frisicaro PE, Fuhrman BP. Perflubron Vapor Treatment in a Model of Acid-induced Lung Injury. Crit Care Med. 2004; 32(12).
  • Rotta AT, Alibrahim OS, Wiryawan B, Vinai M, Dowhy MS, Cox PN. Low Dose Perflubron and Lung Recruitment During High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation. Crit Care Med. 2004; 32(12).

Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:

  • Kramer BC, Heard CM, Alibrahim OS. Acute respiratory distress syndrome from hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: a case report. Austin Crit Care J. 2015; 2(1).

Professional Memberships:

  • Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (2013–present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Fellow (FAAP) (2012–present)
  • American Medical Association (2006–present)
  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) (2006–present)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (2003–present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2000–present)
  • Jordanian Medical Association (1999–present)

Presentations:

  • "ExtraCorporeal Life Support (ECLS): The Past, the Present and the Future" Chapter Meeting, Upstate New York Transplant Services (2018)
  • "Venovenous ECMO Cannulation in Neonates, Pediatrics and Adults Respiratory ECLS" Pediatric Surgery Grand Rounds, Oishei Children's Hospital (2018)
  • "Apheresis and ECMO: A Single Center Experience" Annual Meeting, American Society for Apheresis (2018)
  • "Negative Pressure Ventilation: A Blast from the Past!" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Oishei Children‘s Hospital (2018)
  • "Absent Right Pulmonary Artery: An Unsual Cause of Pulmonary Hemorrhage in Pediatrics" 47th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2018)
  • "Air Leak Syndrome in Children with Acute Respiratory Failure on Negative Pressure Ventilation" 47th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2018)
  • "Isolated Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy Presenting with Ventricular Tachycardia and Cardiac Arrest" 47th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2018)
  • "Isolated Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy Presenting with Ventricular Tachycardia and Cardiac Arrest" 47th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2018)
  • "Necrotizing Enterocolitis Complicating RSV Bronchiolitis: A Case Series" 47th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2018)
  • "Spontaneous Resolution of Congential Acute Myeloid Leukemia in a Newborn" 47th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2018)
  • "The Role of Dornase Alfa in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit" 47th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2018)
  • "The Use of a Propofol Simulation Program to Direct the Dosing for Pediatric Sedation Procedures" 47th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2018)
  • "Understanding the DNR and End of Life Care in a Medical Surgical Pediatric Intensive Care Unit" 47th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2018)
  • "Evidence-Based Medicine and PCCM Research: The Past and the Future" Western New York Chapter Meeting, American Association of Critical Care Nurses (2017)
  • "Research in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine" Department of Pediatric Surgery Research Meeting, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2017)
  • "Updates on Critical Care Management of Near-Fatal Asthma" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Jordan University Hospital (2017)
  • "The Use of Negative Pressure Ventilation in Pediatric Critical Care" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Mercy Hospital (2017)
  • "Is It Safe and Effective for Pediatric Intensive Care Faculty to Manage an Apheresis Program?" Annual Meeting, American Society for Apheresis (2017)
  • "Extracorporeal Life Support: Basics and Principles" Regional Symposium, New York State Society for Respiratory Care (2017)
  • "Negative Pressure Ventilation: A Blast from the Past!" Visiting Professorship, Rainbow Babies and Children‘s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Critical Care (2017)
  • "Plasmapheresis Use in Pediatric Sepsis" Visiting Professorship, Rainbow Babies and Children‘s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Critical Care (2017)
  • "A Pediatric Intensivist Directed Apheresis Program: From Conception to Fruition" 46th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2017)
  • "A Single Center Experience with the Biphasic Cuirass Ventilator in Pediatric Residency Failure" 46th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2017)
  • "Use of RAM Cannula in Infants with Acute Respiratory Failure Secondary to Bronchiolitis" 46th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2017)
  • "RTX Ventilator: The New Kid in the Block" Western New York Chapter Meeting, American Association of Critical Care Nurses (2016)
  • "Peri-Operative Care in Patients with Tetralogy of Fallot" Department of Pediatrics, Istiklal Hospital (2016)
  • "Biphasic Cuirass Ventilation Use in Bronchiolitis: A Novel Use of Negative Pressure Ventilation" 45th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2016)
  • "Use of Perfluorocarbon for Pulmonary Lavage in Severe Pediatric ARDS" 45th Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2016)
  • "Warmer Weather Partly Why This Flu Season Has Been Bearable" Media Interview, Time Warber Cable News (2016)
  • "Deep Sedation for OMFS Outpatient Surgery Using Dexmedetomidine, Remifentanil and Propofol" 69th Postgraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology, New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (2015)
  • "What Does My Anesthetic Cost?" Annual Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiologists (2015)
  • "Disseminated Herpes Simplex Virus in ECMO: A Case Report" Annual Conference, Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (2015)
  • "HSV in ECMO: A Case Report" Annual Conference, Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (2015)
  • "Mechanical Ventilation in Pediatrics" Department of Pediatrics, Istiklal Hospital (2015)
  • "Pediatric CPR" Pediatric Surgical Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2015)
  • "Asthma in Critical Care" Western New York Chapter Meeting, American Association of Critical Care Nurses (2015)
  • "Near-Fatal Asthma in Pediatrics" Western New York Chapter Meeting, American Association of Critical Care Nurses (2015)
  • "Plasmapheresis and Sepsis" Western New York Chapter Meeting, American Association of Critical Care Nurses (2014)
  • "Plasmapheresis Use in Pediatric Patients with Thrombocytopenia Associated with Multiorgan Failure (TAMOF)" Western New York Chapter Meeting, American Association of Critical Care Nurses (2014)
  • "Prolonged VenoArterial ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support in a Neonate with VGAM and Severe Pulmonary Hypertension" Keystone ECMO Conference (2014)
  • "Physiology of Venou-Arterial ECMO" Pediatric Surgical Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2014)
  • "Navigating through ECMO" Western New York Chapter Meeting, American Association of Critical Care Nurses (2013)
  • "The Use of ECMO in Pediatric Critical Care" Western New York Chapter Meeting, American Association of Critical Care Nurses (2013)
  • "A Decrease in Blood Product Transfusions Following a Change to Heparin-Bonded ECMO Circuit: A Case Series" 42nd Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2013)
  • "Perfluocarbon Use for Lung Lavage in an Infant with Pertussis Pneumonitis on VA-ECMO" 42nd Annual Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2013)
  • "Use of the RTX Hayek Respirator in the PICU" 2012 Congress, American Society of Anesthesiologists (2012)
  • "Viral Myocarditis: A Case Presentation" Critical Care Education Day, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Pediatric Residents (2012)
  • "Asthma and Critical Care" Pediatric Department Meeting, Jordan University Hospital (2012)
  • "Basic Principles of Clinical Pharmacy and Plasmapheresis" Clinical Pharmacist Meeting, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2012)
  • "Plasmapheresis" Pediatric Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program Meeting, King Hussein Cancer Center (2012)
  • "Plasmapheresis Principles" Pediatric Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program Meeting, King Hussein Cancer Center (2012)
  • "Status Asthmaticus in Pediatric Critical Care" Department of Pediatrics, Jordan University Hospital (2012)
  • "Keystone Conference Updates" Surgical Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2012)
  • "Plasmapheresis and Sepsis: A Growing Relationship" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2012)
  • "Sepsis and Plasmapheresis: A Growing Relationship" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2012)
  • "Venovenous ECMO Part II" Surgical Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2012)
  • "Venovenous ECMO Part I" Surgical Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2012)
  • "Pertussis and ECMO: A Story to Tell" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2012)
  • "ARDS from Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis: A Case Report" Annual Conference, Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (2011)
  • "Principles and Fundamentals of CPR in Pediatrics" Department of Pediatrics, Jordan University Hospital (2011)
  • "Navigating through ECMO" Pulmonary Biology Conference, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2011)
  • "Navigating through ECMO" Pediatric Grand Rounds, St. Joseph‘s Children‘s Hospital (2011)
  • "What's New in ECMO" Surgical Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Asthma and Critical Care" Annual Meeting, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (2010)
  • "Shock States" Pediatric Transport Team Meeting, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "ECG in Pediatrics" Pediatric Transport Team Meeting, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Death from Influenza" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2005)
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Service Activities:

  • New York State Department of Health: Brain Death Determination Committee; Committee Member (2018–present)
  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization: Newsletter; Editor (2018–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Graduate Medical Education Awards of Excellence Selection Committee; Committee Member (2018–present)
  • Al-Isteklal Hospital Department of Pediatrics: Congenital Heart Disease Surgical Mission; Volunteer (2016)
  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization: Newsletter; Physician Leader (2016–2018)
  • Clinical Respiratory Journal; Reviewer (2016–present)
  • Oishei Children‘s Hospital: Code Blue Committee; Co-Founder (2016–present)
  • Respiratory Care; Reviewer (2016–present)
  • UBMD Pediatrics: Board of Directors; Vice President (2016–present)
  • Al-Isteklal Hospital Department of Pediatrics: Congenital Heart Disease Surgical Mission; Volunteer (2015)
  • Al-Khaldi Hospital Department of Pediatrics: Congenital Heart Disease Surgical Mission; Volunteer (2015)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM): Annual Congress (Phoenix, AZ); Invited Participant (2015)
  • University at Buffalo: Faculty Senate; Member (2015–2017)
  • Hunter‘s Hope Foundation: Leukodystrophy Care Network; Member (2015–present)
  • Oishei Children‘s Hospital: Executive and Physician Leadership Relocation Team; Department Representative (2015–present)
  • Oishei Children‘s Hospital: Pediatric Intensive Care Hospital Acquired Infection Committee; Co-Founder (2015–present)
  • Oishei Children‘s Hospital: Severe Sepsis QA Committee; Co-Founder (2015–present)
  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO): Annual Conference (Ann Arbor, MI); Invited Participant (2014)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo/Roswell Park Cancer Institute: Search Committee for Division Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; Committee Member (2014–2015)
  • University at Buffalo Graduate Medical Education: Programs Quality Review Sub-Committee; Committee Member (2013–2016)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM): Annual Congress (San Juan, PR); Invited Participant (2013)
  • Kaleida Health: Corporate Code Blue Committee; Committee Member (2013–present)
  • Oishei Children‘s Hospital: Adult Medical Management QA Committee; Committee Member (2013–present)
  • University at Buffalo Graduate Medical Education: Special Review Panel; Panel Member (2013–present)
  • Jordan University Hospital Department of Pediatrics: Congenital Heart Disease Surgical Mission; Volunteer (2012)
  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO): Annual Conference (Seattle, WA); Invited Participant (2012)
  • Jordan University Hospital Department of Pediatrics: Congenital Heart Disease Surgical Mission; Volunteer (2012)
  • 28th Annual CNMC Symposium: ECMO and the Advanced Therapies for Respiratory Failure; Invited Participant (2012)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo/Shepley Bulfinch: PICU User Group Committee; Committee Member (2012–2017)
  • Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo: CVL Simulation Program; Coordinator (2012)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: ECMO Simulation Program; Coordinator (2012)
  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO): Anticoagulation Task Force Committee (Ann Arbor, MI); Committee Member (2012–present)
  • Jordan University Hospital Department of Pediatrics: Congenital Heart Disease Surgical Mission; Volunteer (2011)
  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO): Annual Conference (Scottsdale, AZ); Invited Participant (2011)
  • Jordan University Hospital Department of Pediatrics: Congenital Heart Disease Surgical Mission; Volunteer (2011)
  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO): Annual Conference (St. Petersburg, FL); Invited Participant (2010)
  • Jordan University Hospital: Graduate Medical Student; Examiner (2010)
  • Adult Venovenous ECMO Course (Ann Arbor, MI); Participant (2010)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM): Annual Congress (Miami, FL); Invited Participant (2010)
  • Oishei Children‘s Hospital/Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center: Pediatric Stem Cell Harvest Planning Committee; Committee Member (2010–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Resident Evaluation Committee; Committee Member (2010–present)
  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO): Annual Conference (Ann Arbor, MI); Invited Participant (2009)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Anticoagulation Protocol for Managing Patients on ECMO; Writer (2009)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Aspheresis Service; Coordinator (2009)
  • Oishei Children‘s Hospital: Cardiovascular Surgery Planning Committee; Committee Member (2009–present)
  • Oishei Children‘s Hospital: Pediatric Critical Care Fellow Research Committee; Committee Member (2009–present)
  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO): Annual Conference (Nashville, TN); Invited Participant (2008)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Open Lung Recruitment Protocol Using Open Lung Tool in Patients with Acute Lung Injury; Writer (2006)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM): Annual Congress (Phoenix, AZ); Invited Participant (2005)
  • Pediatric Bronchoscopy Course (Cincinnati, OH); Participant (2004)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM): Annual Congress (Orlando, FL); Invited Participant (2004)

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Contact Information

UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Critical Care
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0200
Fax: (716) 323-0293
osa2@buffalo.edu

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