Hadeel AlAtrash Haddad
I began working at Nemours Children’s Hospital in July 2016 after completing my fellowship training at Nemours/DuPont Hospital for Children in Delaware. I was excited to continue on with Nemours because I am proud to be a physician in an environment where we uphold the standards that your children are our No. 1 priority.
I’ve always wanted to be a pediatrician. When I was five years old I remember telling my very own pediatrician, “One day, I’ll grow up and work at your office!” I chose gastroenterology because it’s a dynamic field where I get to work with kids of all ages in many different care settings including inpatient, outpatient and procedure.
One of my goals upon joining Nemours Gastroenterology group, was establishing and growing our feeding therapy program. I worked with Dr. James Franciosi, our program director, and a group of talented health professionals, and we started the semi-intensive feeding therapy program. Our goals were to focus on the patients’ families, by teaching parents the feeding techniques that they need to master and take back home. We also provided essential inpatient feeding care in order to serve a smaller population of children that needed more intensive nutrition therapy. The program started in 2016 and turned out to be a huge success. To date, we have treated around 230 inpatient and outpatient children. The program continues to grow and deliver one success story after another.
Every child has a right to play, eat and learn, and I believe it’s my duty to create a better world for kids to succeed. My passion is helping families build a healthy, peaceful environment for children to live symptom-free and achieve their highest potential. The cornerstone of this environment is access to healthy and nutritious food. Selecting the right food options and following best practices in preparing and consuming food, is the key ingredient bringing up healthy kids. I’m committed to providing advice and care to my patients to achieve their goal of healthy food consumption — because kids deserve it.
1996-2002 - Doctor of Medicine (Equivalent to MD), Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Post Graduate Training
- 2013-2015 - Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship, Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE
- 2012-2013 - Chief of House Staff (Chief Resident), St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
- 2010-2012 - Pediatric Residency, St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
- 2003-2008 - Senior house office of pediatrics and Neonatology (Resident), Eastern Deanery, United Kingdom
- Outcome Measures in Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Beyond Eosinophil Counting - Construction of the PEESS and PEEHRoL and Modeling Outcomes: Cross-Sectional Study.
- Evaluation of Gastroesophageal Reflux by Detecting Gastric Pepsin A in Salivary Swabs: Correlating with Impedance/pH Monitoring. Ongoing. Actively enrolling patients and reviewing data
- Endoscopic Removal of impacted gastroesophageal foreign bodies in children, intubation vs. deep sedation (our institutional experience). Data collected and poster presentation at the annual resident research day.
- Eosinophilic esophagitis
- Feeding disorders
- Gastroenterology (Digestive Health)
- Hepatology (Liver Care)