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Saad Ghafoor, MD
Saad Ghafoor, MD

Saad Ghafoor, MD

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty

  • Director, Quality and Education




MBBS (MD) - Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency - Creighton University/University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE                 
Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship - Washington University of St. Louis/St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Research Interests

  • Outcomes improvement for critically ill children
  • Extracorporeal life support in pediatric oncology/ BMT
  • Endothelial injury post hematopoietic cell transplant 
  • ICU liberation

Selected Publications

Ghafoor S*#, Fan K, Williams S, Brown A, Bowman S, Pettit K, Gorantla S, Quillivan R, Schwartzberg S, Curry A, Parkhurst L, James M, Smith J, Canavera K, Elliott A, Frett M, Trone D, Butrum-Sullivan J, Barger C, Lorino M, Mazur J, Dodson M, Melancon M, Hall L, Rains J, Avent Y, Burlison J, Wang F, Pan H, Lenk MA, Morrison R, Kudchadkar S. Beginning Restorative Activities Very Early (BRAVE): Implementation of an Early Mobility Initiative in a Pediatric Onco-Critical Care Unit. Frontiers in Oncology 11:645716, 2021.

Fan K, Hurley C, McNeil M, Agulnik A, Federico S, Qudeimat A, Saini A, McArthur J, Morrison R, Sandhu H, Shah S, Ghafoor S#^. Case Report: Management Approach and Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage after Pediatric Hematopoietic Cell Transplant. Frontiers in Pediatrics 8:587601, 2021.

Dallas R, Rains J, Wilder K, Humphrey W, Cross S, Ghafoor S, Brezelton de Cardenas J, Hayden R, Hijano D. The Aerogen® Solo is an Alternative to the Small Particle Aerosol Generator (SPAG-2) for Administration of Inhaled Ribavarin. Pharmaceutics 12:12, 2020.

Fan K, McArthur J, Morrison R, Ghafoor S#^. Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage After Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Frontiers in Oncology 10:1757, 2020.

Carrion A, Schwartz J, Mukkada S, Reiss U, Ghafoor S, Stokes D. A 13-Year-Old Girl with Acute Chest Syndrome and Respiratory Failure. Annals American Thoracic Society 12(7):1097-1099, 2015.

Venkata C, Ghafoor S$, Venkatashiah SB. A 35-Year-Old Man with Recurrent Pneumonias, Eczema, Coarse Facial Features, and Cystic Lung Lesions. Chest 133(4):1026-1029, 2008. 

* = 1st author; # = Corresponding author; $ = co-first author; ^ = senior author

Last update: November 2021