Senior Attending Physician, Neonatology, and Medical Director-ECMO
  • Neonatology
  • About Mohammed

    Medical Director-ECMO

    After graduating from Khartoum medical school, Dr. Elkhwad continued his training in Ireland and England, where he obtained his membership in the Royal College of Physician (MRCP). Dr. Elkhwad worked in multiple NICU centers in Ireland as a senior registrar and then as a consultant. He moved to the United States, where he was fortunate to work in World renowned hospitals, including Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Akron Children’s Hospital.

    Dr. Elkhwad general area of research interest is the determination of the control system for the onset of human parturition. The research group he was part of focus, is the determination of the mechanisms of the developmental process of fetal membrane tissue remodeling process involving apoptosis and activation of matrix metalloproteinase leading to rupture. This work was funded by the NIH. Dr. Elkhwad was an administrator in organizing international placenta meetings. His work led to many publication and awards in this field. His second area of interest is clinical research leading to quality improvement in patient care.

    Dr. Elkhwad is an associate professor of pediatrics at Northeastern Ohio medical university (NEOMED). He was the AGMCE core faculty at (NEOMED) for the medical students, residents as well as fellow’s education and training in the NICU. He developed a pediatrics board review course with the help of other faculties and residents, which is conducted on yearly basis now.

    Dr. Elkhwad joined Sidra Medicine second half of 2014, and was in charge of building the ECMO program at Sidra with many of his colleagues. The ECMO program provides a multidisciplinary team approach to delivering an ECMO service for all areas of Sidra, including neonatology, pediatric (cardiac) intensive care, as well as all critical areas of the cardiovascular center. This program works collaboratively with the adult ECMO program at Hamad Medical Corporation.

    • Wayne State College

      Wayne ,NE - 2011

    • The American Board of Pediatrics

      - 2008

    • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

      - 2008

    • The American Board of Pediatrics

      - 2006

    • The American Board of Pediatrics

      - 2016

    • School of Medicine University of Khartoum

      Sudan Khartoum - 1993

    • Royal College of Physicians

      Scotland Edinburgh - 1996

    • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

      United Kingdom London - 2016

    • Randomized Control Trial
    • Acute kidney injury in ELBW infants
    • Fetal membranes from term vaginal deliveries ...
    • Term Human Fetal Membranes ...
    • Vitamin C Exacerbates Hydrogen Peroxide ...
    Languages Spoken

    English, Arabic