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Shabih U Hasan

Position: 

Professor, Department of Paediatrics; Staff Neonatologist

Phone: 
(403) 220-3741
Address: 

Cumming School of Medicine
HM 211, 3330 Hospital Drive, NW
Calgary AB T2N 4N1

Biography: 

Research Interests  

  • Neonatal and perinatal medicine and physiology
  • Investigation of the disorders in the control of breathing during infancy
  • Role of vagal innervation in the maintenance of breathing
  • Mechanisms of respiratory failure in vagally denervated fetuses during postnatal period
  • Surfactant synthesis/secretion during perinatal period
  • Investigation of the relative roles of myelinated and unmyelinated vagal receptor-afferent fibre systems
  • Sudden infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Effects of cigarette smoke exposure and nicotine on neonatal cardiorespiratory responses
  • Cigarette smoke exposure and nicotine administration in relation to insulin-like growth factors, binding proteins and hypoxia inducible genes
  • Infant care practices in the First Nations and SIDS
Research Activities: 

Effects of prenatal cigarette smoke exposure on neonatal cardiorespiratory responses; cardio-respiratory adaptations during transition from fetal to neonatal life

Other Area(s) of Research: 

Tobacco reduction strategies; Sudden Infant Death Syndrome; afferent volume feedback and respiratory control

Publications: 
Degrees: 
  • M.D. (Doctor of Medicine)
Certifications: 

D.C.H.

Associations & Fellowships: 
  • FRCPC