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Lama Elbahlawan, MD
Lama Elbahlawan, MD

Lama Elbahlawan, MD

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty




BS – American University of Beirut, Lebanon (1992)
MD – American University of Beirut, Lebanon (1996)

Clinical Interests

  • Acute lung injury

Research Interests

  • Genetic polymorphism of cytokine and their impact on sepsis and acute lung injury 

Selected Publications

Elbahlawan LM, Avent Y, Montoya L, Wilder K, Pei D, Cheng C, Morrison RR, Jeha S. Safety and benefits of bronchoalveolar lavage and lung biopsy in the management of pulmonary infiltrates in children with leukemia. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 38:597-601, 2016.

Elbahlawan L, Srinivasan A, Morrison RR. A critical care and transplantation-based approach to acute respiratory failure after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in children. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 22:617-26, 2016.

Elbahlawan L, Morrison RR. Continuous renal replacement therapy in children post-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: The present and the future. Curr Stem Cell Ther 7:381-387, 2012.

Elbahlawan L, McArthur J, Quasney MW, Pei D, Srivastava K, Dahmer MK, Barfield R. Association of IL-1 β-511 polymorphism with severe veno-occlusive disease in pediatric-matched allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 34:175-179, 2012.

Morrison RR, Elbahlawan L. Respiratory Failure in Pediatric Oncology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients. In: Mechanical Ventilation in Children, 2nd edition. Casado-Flores J, editor. Madrid, Spain; 2011.

Elbahlawan LM, Morrison RR, Jeha S, Cheng C, Liu W, Fiser RT. Impact of neutrophil recovery on oxygenation in pediatric oncology patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 33(7):296-9, 2011.

Elbahlawan LM, Gaur AH, Furman W, Jeha S, Woods T, Norris A, Morrison RR. Severe H1N1-associated acute respiratory failure in immunocompromised children. Pediatr Blood Cancer 57(4):625-8, 2011.

Elbahlawan L, West NK, Avent Y, Cheng C, Liu W, Barfield RC, Jones DP, Rajasekaran S, Morrison RR. Impact of continuous renal replacement therapy on oxygenation in children with acute lung injury after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Pediatr Blood Cancer 55(3):540-545, 2010.

Rajasekaran S, Jones DP, Avent Y, Shaffer ML, Elbahlawan L, Henderson N, Barfield RC, Morrison RR, Tamburro RF. Outcomes of hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients who received continuous renal replacement therapy in a pediatric oncology intensive care unit. Pediatr Crit Care Med May 20, 2010.

Avent Y, Johnson S, Henderson N, Wilder K, Cresswell J, Elbahlawan L. Successful use of a rapid response team in the pediatric oncology outpatient setting. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 36(1):43-45, 2010.

Avent Y, Dycus P, Henderson N, West N, Elbahlawan L, Cresswell J, Wilder K. Utilizing a performance improvement team to plan and implement a rapid response team for pediatric oncology patients. Pediatric Intensive Care Nursing 8(2):11-16, 2007.

West N, Avent N, Cresswell J, Henderson N, Wilder K, Elbahlawan L. Improving patient care in the pediatric ICU through evidence-based practice. J Health Quality W4:10-18, 2007.

Elbahlawan L, Binaei S, Christensen M, Zhang Q, Quasney MW, Dahmer MK. Beta2-adrenergic receptor polymorphisms in African American children with status asthmaticus. Pediatr Crit Care Med 7(1):15-18, 2006.

Elbahlawan LM, Stidham GL, Bugnitz MC, Storgion SA, Quasney MW. Severe systemic reaction to Loxosceles reclusa spider bites in a pediatric population. Pediatr Emerg Care 21:177-180, 2005.

Waterer GW, Elbahlawan L, Quasney MW, Zhang Q, Kessler LA, Wunderink RG. Heat shock protein 70-2 1267 AA homozygotes have an increased risk of septic shock in adults with community-acquired pneumonia. Crit Care Med 31(5):1367-1372, 2003.

Dabbous IA, Dbouk H, Sibai AM, Bahlawan L. Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia managed in tertiary care center in a developing country. Med Pediatr Oncol 41(1):83-84, 2003.

Dabbous I, Elbahlawan L. Infantile pyknocytosis: a forgotten or a dead diagnosis. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 24(6): 507, 2002.

Major S, Badr S, Bahlawan L, Hassan G, Khogaoghlanian T, Khalil R, Melhem A, Richani R, Younes F, Yeretzian J, Khogali M, Sabra R. Drug-related hospitalization at a tertiary teaching center in Lebanon: incidence, associations, and relation to self-medicating behavior. Clin Pharmacol Ther 64(4):450-461, 1998.

Last update: April 2017