CHOC Children's Specialists
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 509-4373
fax: (714) 509-8632
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Irfan 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.
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.