Irfan Ahmad, MD
Office and Contact Information
CHOC Children's Specialists
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 509-4373
fax: (714) 509-8632
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Physician BioIrfan Ahmad, M.D. is board certified in pediatrics and neonatology. He served as Chief Fellow and completed his Neonatal-Perinatal fellowship at the University of California Irvine (UCI) Medical Center. Dr. Ahmad completed his pediatric internship and residency at the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City. He attended medical school and completed a transitional internship at Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. Dr. Ahman served on the UCI faculty as an assistant professor of Pediatrics and continues to be involved in research at UCI. He is a co-investigator in a NIH sponsored study which involves measuring the effects of assisted exercise on body composition in preterm infants.
Dr. Ahmad's philosophy of care is to provide the very best of care based on current research proven strategies. His special interests include infant growth and measurement of body composition. He is also interested in new strategies for prevention and treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis and spontaneous intestinal perforation in premature infants. Dr. Ahmad is fluent in Urdu and Hindi.
- Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of California, Irvine
- Medical School
Aga Khan University Medical College
Aga Khan University
- Pediatric Residency
University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK
- Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship
UC Irvine, California
- Chief Fellow, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship program
UC Irvine, California
- Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
CHOC Articles & Publications
|CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital - Building Momentum
CHOC Children's Annual Report: FY 2010
The number of low birth-weight babies treated in the CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) rose 8.3 percent each year between 2003 and 2008, and the overall demand ...
|More than 80 CHOC Children's Doctors Named "Physicians of Excellence"
January 03, 2012
More than 80 CHOC Children's physicians, including specialists and pediatricians, are named "Physicians of Excellence" by the Orange County Medical Association....
Body composition and is components in preterm and term newborns: A cross-sectional, multimodal investigation. Irfan Ahmad, Dan Nemet, Alon Elaikim, Robin Koeppel, Donna Grochow, Maria Coussens, Susan Gallitto, Julia Rich, Andria Pontello, Sharon Leu, Dan Cooper, Feizal Waffarn. American Journal of Human Biology. 2010. 22(1): 69-75.
Growth factors, inflammatory cytokines and postnatal growth in preterm infants. Eliakim A, Nemet D, Ahmad I, Zaldivar F, Koppel R, Grochow D, Waffarn F, Cooper DM. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Aug. 22(8): 733-40.
Factors Associated With Definitive Peritoneal Drainage For Spontaneous Intestinal Perforation In Extremely Low Birth Weight Neonates. S Emil, K Davis, I Ahmad, A Strauss. Eur J Pediatr Surg 2008. 18: 80-85.
Risk factors associated with spontaneous intestinal perforations in very low birth weight infants. I Ahmad, K Davis, S Emil. The Open Pediatric Medicine Journal 2008. 2: 11-15.
Inflammatory and Growth Mediators in Growing Preterm Infants. Ahmad I, Zaldivar F, Koeppel R, Elaikim A, Waffarn F, Nemet D, Cooper D. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2007 March 20(3).
Influence of a single course of antenatal betamethasone on the maternal-fetal insulin-IGF-GH axis in singleton pregnancies. Ahmad I, Beharry KD, Valencia AM, Cho S, Guajardo L, Nageotte MP, Modanlou HD. Growth Hormone IGF Res. 2006 Aug;16(4):267-275.
Necrotizing Enterocolitis. 7th edition of Neonatology by Gomella. LANGE Clinical Science, Mc Graw-Hill publishers, New York, published May 22, 2013.
Spontaneous Intestinal Perforation. Accepted for publication in 7th edition of Neonatology by Gomella. LANGE Clinical Science, Mc Graw-Hill publishers, New York, published May 22, 2013