Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Waheeda  Samady, MD

Waheeda Samady, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Focus of Work

Bio

I have an interest in improving clinical efficacy and safety for inpatient pediatric care and have engaged in national projects looking at antibiotic use for complicated infections and improving asthma outcomes. My main research focus currently is on improving clinical outcomes by evaluating family communication and patient education in inpatient asthma, evaluating parental inhaler skills, and validating asthma assessment tools for evaluation of patients with asthma. I have recently also expan...[Read full text]I have an interest in improving clinical efficacy and safety for inpatient pediatric care and have engaged in national projects looking at antibiotic use for complicated infections and improving asthma outcomes. My main research focus currently is on improving clinical outcomes by evaluating family communication and patient education in inpatient asthma, evaluating parental inhaler skills, and validating asthma assessment tools for evaluation of patients with asthma. I have recently also expanded my research interest to evaluating infants hospitalized with anaphylaxis.

My past scholarly work involved understanding risk factor for C. difficile infections for hospitalized pediatric patients.

I am also the hospital lead for the Pediatric Research Inpatient in Settings (PRIS) projects, a national collaboration dedicated to improving and advancing care of inpatient pediatric medicine. I serve as the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship co-director, eager to mentor future academic hospitalists.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • MD: University Of California-San Diego (2007)
  • MSCI: Northwestern University, Clinical Investigation (2016)
  • Residency: University of California Medical Center, San Diego, Pediatrics (2011)
  • Fellowship: University of California Medical Center, San Diego, Pediatrics (2012)
  • Board Certification: Pediatrics