Lama Elbahlawan, MD
Disclosures: I/we have no financial relationships to report.

              Lama Elbahlawan, M.D.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place

Mail Stop 734

Memphis, TN 38105

(901) 595-5313

lama.elbahlawan@stjude.org

 

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  1. Current Position at St Jude

              Associate Member                                                                                                  2013-present

              Department of Pediatric Medicine, Division of Critical Care Medicine                                                       

              Medical Director, Life Support Training System

              St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

              Memphis, TN 38105

                           

                    

  1. Education and Training:

              B.S. in Biology, American University of Beirut, Lebanon                                                        1992                            M.D., American University of Beirut, Lebanon                                                                                    1996

Pediatric Residency, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon                            191999             

Pediatric Chief Resident, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon                            1999-2000

Pediatric Intensive Care Fellowship, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN              2000-2003

 

 

  1. Professional Career

              Staff Intensivist

              Division of Critical Care Medicine                                                                                    2004-2007

              St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

              Memphis, TN 38105

 

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (affiliate appointment)                                                                      2004-2010

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Memphis, TN 38103

 

Assistant Member, Division of Critical Care Medicine                                                                      2007-2013

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Memphis, TN 38105

 

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (affiliate appointment)                                                                      2011-present

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Memphis, TN 38103

 

             

  1. Certification and Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics                                                                      2014             

American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care                                                                      2016

State of Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners                                                                       2003- present

 

  1. Professional Memberships

 

              American College of Chest Physicians                                                                                    2001-2004

              Shock Society                                                                                                                              2002-2006

              Southern Society of Pediatric Research                                                                                    2003-2006

              Society of Critical Care Medicine                                                                                    2001-present

              Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators                                                                      2011-present

 

 

  1. Honors and Awards

Dean's Honor List of the Faculty of Arts and Science                                                                      1991-1992

Dean's Honor List of the Faculty of Medicine:  Med II                                                                       1994

Spotlight Award from the Evidence-Based Practice/Research Council                                          2011

“Diagnostic yield and implications of bronchoalveolar lavage and lung biopsies                           

in children with hematological malignancy: St. Jude experience 1997-2007”

 

 

  1. Institutional and Committee Assignments

              Quality Improvement Committee, LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center                                          2002-2003

              Medical Executive Committees, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital                                          2004-2005

              Critical Care Committee, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital                                                        2004-present

              Harvey Team Subcommittee, Chairman, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital                            2004-present

              Rapid Response Team Subcommittee, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital                            2006-present             

              Credentials Committee, Vice Chair, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital                            2011-present             

              Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital                            2011-present Medical Executive Committee, Vice Chair, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital                            2015-2016             

              Patient Care Council, Chair, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital                                          2015-2016             

              Medical Executive Committee, Chair, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital                            2016-2017                    

              Quality Assurance and Patient Care Committee, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital              2016-2017                     

                          

             

  1. Professional Administrative services             

           Medical Director of Life Support Training Center, SJCRH                                                        2009-present

           Pediatric Blood and Cancer; reviewer                                                                                    2010-present

              Poster Judge, St. Jude Postdoctoral Professional Development Event                                          2011

              Critical Care Medicine; reviewer                                                                                    2011-present

              Journal of Critical Care; reviewer                                                                                    2011-present

              European Journal of Pediatrics; reviewer                                                                                    2012-present

              Intensive Care Medicine; reviewer                                                                                    2012-present

              Translational Research; reviewer                                                                                    2013-present

              Pediatric Transplantation; reviewer                                                                                                  2017-present

 

 

  1. Formal Education/Teaching activities

              Pediatric Resident Lecture Series                                                                                     2000-2003             

              Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellows, Life-threatening Emergency Management              2004-present             

              Teaching, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course                                                                      2004-present              

              Teaching Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinicians about Rapid Response Team                            2009

              Simulation mock codes for St. Jude Harvey Team responders, MERI Center                            2011-present             

              Teaching pediatric hematology/oncology fellows about EZ intraosseous access                            2014

              Conduct/lead Harvey Team Drills at SJCRH                                                                                    2009-present             

              Clinical Research Mentor to Caitlin Hurley, Critical Care Fellow                                          2015-present             

             

 

  1.                                            Grant Awards

 

  1.                                         Completed Grants:

              Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center Research Grant                                                        2002-2003

                      “Racial differences in the HSP70-2 genetic polymorphism; $9500 (total) 100%

                    

              Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center Research Grant                                                        2004-2005

              “Association of Genetic Polymorphism of IL6 Promotor Region and Sepsis

              in Children with Community Acquired Pneumonia; $5000 (total) 100%

             

              Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center research grant                                                        2005-2006

              “Association of Genetic Polymorphism of IL6 Promotor Region and Sepsis

              in Children with Community Acquired Pneumonia”; $12000 (total) 100%

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Evidence based practice council grant                            2009-2011

              Diagnostic yield and implication of bronchoalveolar lavage and lung

biopsies in children with hematological malignancy: St. Jude experience;

$2000 (total) 100%

 

A Phase III Trial of Calfactant for Acute Lung Injury in Pediatric Leukemia                             2009-2014

and HSCT Patients   CALIPSO ( St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

site participant for Drs. Neal Thomas and Robert Tamburro (Co-PIs).

NIH/FDA (1 R01FD003410-01, Thomas/Tamburro) 10%

 

 

  1. Publication Record

 

A.     Peer Reviewed Publications

 

                    i. Original Research Articles

 

                            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.

 

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

 

              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.

 

              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.

 

              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.

 

              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.

 

West N, Avent Y, 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.

 

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.

 

Avent Y, Henderson N, Collie T, Tamburro RF, Elbahlawan L, Morrison RR, Rajasekaran S.  A retrospective study of outcomes in pediatric hematology/oncology patients receiving continuous venovenous hemodialysis (CVHD).  Pediatr Nephrol 23(10), 1997-1906, 2008.

 

              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.

 

Rajasekaran S, Jones DP, Avent Y, Shaffer ML, Elbahlawan L, Barfield RC, Morrison RR, Tamburro RF. Outcomes of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients who received continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in a pediatric oncology intensive care unit. Pediatr Crit Care Med 11(6):699-706, 2010.

 

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.

 

              Elbahlawan L, Gaur A, Furman W, Jeha S, Woods T, Norris A, Morrison RR.  Severe H1N1-associated acute respiratory failure in immunocompromised children.  Pediatr Blood Cancer 57: 625-628, 2011.

 

              Elbahlawan L, Morrison RR, Jeha S, Cheng C, Liu W, Fiser RT.  Impact of neutrophil recovery on oxygenation n pediatric oncology patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure.  J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 33: e296-e299, 2011.

 

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

             

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, 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 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, KJ Raines, DC Stokes. Respiratory care considerations in the childhood cancer patient. Resp Care. Respir Care 62(6):765-775, 2017

 

                  ii. Book Chapters

 

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

              Elbahlawan L, Morrison RR. Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy in Children Post-Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. In: Pediatric Cancer. Nova Publishers Incorporated, Hauppauge, New York, U.S.A Volume 48, 2012.

 

                                      iii. Reviews and Conference Proceedings

 

Review by Elbahlawan L.  Predictors of developmental disabilities after open heart surgery in young children with congenital heart defects. J Pediatr 141(1):51-58, 2002, by Limperopoulos et al. Published on the official website of pediatric critical care medicine: “www.pedsccm.wustl.edu”.

 

Elbahlawan L, Fiser T. Oncologic emergencies.  An extensive review published on the peer reviewed resident teaching website www.picu.course, 2003.

 

                iv. Abstracts

 

Elbahlawan L, Christensen M, Binaei S, Murphy C, Zhang Q, Quasney M.  Lack of association between the tumor necrosis factor-alpha regulatory region genetic polymorphisms associated with elevated tumor necrosis factor-alpha levels and children with asthma.  Chest 123(3S): 374S-375S, 2003.

 

Elbahlawan L, Tamburro R, Fiser R.  Impact of neutropenia recovery on oxygenation in children with cancer and bone marrow transplantation and acute lung injury.  Pediatr Crit Care Med 6:113, 2005.

 

              Elbahlawan L, West N. Continuous veno-venous hemofiltration improves oxygenation in bone marrow transplant children with acute lung injury. Crit Care Med 33(12): A107, 2005.

             

              Avent Y, Montoya L, Wilder K, Morrison RR, Jeha S, Norris AL, Elbahlawan L. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy helps in management of acute respiratory failure in children with leukemia. Pediatr Crit Care Med 12(3): A123-A124, 2011.

             

              Montoya L, Avent Y, Wilder K, Pei D, Cheng C, Jeha S, Morrison RR, Elbahlawan, L. Safety and value of bronchoalveolar lavage and lung biopsy in children with leukemia: A single institution experience. American Society of Hematology, Atlanta, GA, Dec 2012. Blood 120:2153, 2012

 

 

  1. Presentations

 

 

  1. Oral Presentations (Invited)

 

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. Middle East Medical Assembly, 1998.

 

                            Albahlawan L, Sanjad S.  An unusual case of severe hyponatremia in a neonate. Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Pediatric Societies, 1999.

 

                            Albahlawan L, Muawakit S.  Anticardiolipin antibodies and Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome:  A case report. 25th Congress of the Union of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Pediatric Societies, 1999.

 

                            Dabbous I, El Bahlawan L. Infantile Pyknocytosis. A forgotten or a dead diagnosis. 25th Congress of the Union of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Pediatric Societies, 2000.

 

Research Lite, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. “Continuous renal replacement therapy in children post-HSCT” May 19, 2010.

 

Tumor Board, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. “Toxic epidermal necroloysis” June 11, 2010.

 

                       World Molecular and Cell Biology Online Conference. “Continuous renal replacement in children post   allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation” February 17, 2012.

 

                       Pediatric Grand Rounds, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon. “Respiratory Failure in Pediatric Oncologic and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients: The St. Jude Experience” July 3, 2012.

 

                       2nd World Molecular & Cell Biology Online Conference. “Acute respiratory failure in children post-HSCT: Etiology, treatment, and outcome” February, 2013.

 

                      21 st PALISI Network Meeting, Snowbird, Utah. “Impact of continuous renal replacement therapy on oxygenation in children with acute lung injury after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation”  March, 2013.

 

              Research Lite, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. “Neutrophil Recovery:  A Blessing or

     a Curse?” May 15, 2013.

 

BMTCT Project Meeting, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. “CRRT in children post

     HSCT: Where are and what is next?” May 21, 2013.

 

2015 Stem Cell Biology Online Conference. “CRRT in post-HSCT children: Are we heading the right

direction?” January 27, 2015.

 

Advanced Care of the Critically Ill Transplant Patient, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis,

TN. “Shock” April 2015.

 

Advanced Care of the Critically Ill Transplant Patient, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis,

TN. “Mental Status Changes” April 2015.

 

Pharmacy Snack & Learn Series, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. “CRRT: What,  How, Why” January 2018.

 

 

 

          B.   Poster Presentations

 

                            Elbahlawan L, Quasney M.  Severe systemic reaction to Loxosceles recluse spider bites in pediatric population.  Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium, 2002.

 

                            Elbahlawan L, Christensen M, Binaei S, Murphy C, Zhang Q, Quasney M.  Lack of association between the tumor necrosis factor-alpha regulatory region genetic polymorphisms associated with elevated tumor necrosis factor-alpha levels and children with asthma.  Chest 123(3S): 374S-375S, 2003.

 

                            Elbahlawan L, Tamburro R, Fiser R.  Impact of neutropenia recovery on oxygenation in children with cancer and bone marrow transplantation and acute lung injury.  Pediatr Crit Care Med 6:113, 2005.

 

                            Elbahlawan L, West N. Continuous veno-venous hemofiltration improves oxygenation in bone marrow transplant children with acute lung injury. Crit Care Med 33(12): A107, 2005.

 

                            West N, Avent Y, Elbahlawan L, Cresswell J, Henderson N, Wilder K.  Using evidence based practice to implement policy changes in the care of the intubated pediatric oncology patient.  8th Annual Evidence-Based Practice Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 2007.

 

                            West N, Avent Y, Dycus P, Henderson N, Elbahlawan L, Cresswell J, Wilder K. Utilizing a performance improvement team to plan and implement a rapid response team for pediatric oncology patients. 32 Annual Conference of Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON), Albuquerque, NM, September 2008.

 

                            Avent Y, Henderson N, Collie T, Tamburro RF, Elbahlawan L, Morrison RR, Rajasekaran S. A retrospective study of outcomes in pediatric hematology/oncology patients receiving continuous venovenous hemodialysis (CVVHD). Fifth International pediatric continuous renal replacement therapy (PCRRT) Conference, Lake Buena Vista, FL, June 2008.

                            Rajasekaran S, Tamburro RF, Avent Y, Henderson N, Elbahlawan L, Barfield RC, Morrison RR. Outcomes of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) Patients Who Received Continuous Venovenous Hemodialysis (CVVHD) in a Pediatric Oncologic ICU. American Academy of Pediatrics, Boston, MA, Oct 2008.

 

                            Avent Y, Montoya L, Wilder K, Morrison RR, Jeha S, Norris AL, Elbahlawan L. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy helps in management of acute respiratory failure in children with leukemia. Pediatr Crit Care Med 12(3): A123-A124, 2011.

             

                            Montoya L, Avent Y, Wilder K, Pei D, Cheng C, Jeha S, Morrison RR, Elbahlawan, L. Safety and value of bronchoalveolar lavage and lung biopsy in children with leukemia: A single institution experience. American Society of Hematology, Atlanta, GA, Dec 2012. Blood 120:2153, 2012

 

                            Shayeb AM, Su Y, Kang G, Elbahlawan L, Reiss U. Outcomes after off-label use of recombinant Factor VIIa for severe bleeding in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology patients. American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Montreal, Canada, Apr 2017.