Nadya Ben Fadel


Nadya Ben Fadel
Neonatologist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

Room: The Children Hospital of Eastern Ontario
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Dr. Nadya ben Fadel


Dr. Ben Fadel is a Neonatologist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa since September 2010. She received her MD from Al Fateh University in Tripoli, Libya.

She completed Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children (HSC) in 2010 and, in the same year, joined the Division of pediatrics at the children Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the Obstetric and Gynecology and newborn care at the Ottawa General Hospital Campus as a full time staff on September 2010.Early in her Neonatal fellowship, Dr. Ben Fadel had demonstrated a great interest in studying neonatal cardiac function and hemodynamics. She always appreciated the role of Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography (TnEcho) in providing real time information about physiology and hemodynamics in the sick newborn and the values of  having this information to target cardiovascular support and monitor the response to treatment.

During her fellowship, she had a three-month training course in Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography (TnEcho) at HSC and has recently completed six months of formal paediatrics echocardiography training in the Cardiology lab at CHEO supported by professional development grant from the Royal College. She is very proud to have implemented the first Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography program in Ottawa.

Her main research focus is on the management of patent ductus arteriosus in preterm babies and the use of point of care ultrasound in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She is currently involved in supervising research by residents and fellows in this important clinical area.

Furthermore, Dr. Ben Fadel has finished her courses for a master’s degree in Health Professional Medical Education and in the process of writing up her dissertation. Her thesis describes the design, implementation and evaluation of web based Modules on the interpretation of the Neonatal Cranial Ultrasound.

Patient Care Philosophy

Value and use teamwork to provide excellent patient care

Selected Publications

1. Samiee-Zafarghandy S, van den Anker C, Ben Fadel, N. Topical nitroglycerin in neonates with tissue injury: A case report and review of the literature. Paediatric Child Health. (2014) Jan;19(1):9-12.

2. Ben Fadel N, Samiee-Zafarghandy S. Oxorn-Foote Human Labor and Birth, seventh edition. Authors of Chapter 42; The newborn infant. The McGraw-Hill Companies (2013)

3. Richer J,Daoud H, Geier P, Jarinova O, Carson N, Feberova J, Ben Fadel N, Unrau J, Bareke E, Khatchadourian K, BulmanDE, Majewski J, Boycott KM, Dyment DA. 2015. Resolution of refractory hypotension and anuria in a premature newborn with loss of function of ACE. Clinical Report. Am J Med Genet Part A 9999A: 1.

4. Exploring Trainees' Needs in order to Develop a Training Program in Neonatal Resuscitation, Ben Fadel N, Moore GP, Ferretti E, Lawrence SL, Rouvinez-Bouali N, Daboval T. Manuscript written pending Publication

5. The combined role of BSID-III and ASQ-III on the decision making process for assessing preterm infant at 18 months old. Mackin R, Ben Fadel N, Feberova J, Nair A, Fraser-Roberts L, Murray L,Daboval T. Submitted for Publication

6. Al-Assaf N, Moore H, Leifso K, Ben Fadel N, Ferretti E. Disseminated Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus (NHSV) type 1 from a water birth.


Fields of Interest

  • Patent ductus Arteriosus
  • Neonatal Pulmonary hypertension
  • Long term neurodevelopmental outcome
  • Patient Population
  • Medical education
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