The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Department of Anesthesiology
The Department of Anesthesiology

Faculty Biography

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Samia N. Khalil, MBBCh

Professor, Pediatric Anesthesia

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Education and Post-Graduate Training

  • B.S., Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Rotating Internship, Cairo University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Kitchner Memorial Hospital, Cairo, Egypt
  • Neurology Residency, Cairo University Hospitals, Cairo, Egypt
  • Sr. House Office in Anesthesiology, Leicester Royal Infirmary & Watford Gen. Hospitals, London, England
  • Anesthesiology Residency, The State University of New York, Syracuse, New York
  • Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship, Columbus Children’s Hospital, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Professional Experience

  • Attending Anesthesiologist, Texas Children’s and St. Luke’s Hospitals, Houston, Texas, 1975-1976
  • Attending Anesthesiologist, Bellaire General and Parkway Hospitals, Houston, Texas, 1976
  • Attending Anesthesiologist, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, 1976-Present
  • Part-Time Attending Anesthesiologist, Bellaire General and Parkway Hospitals, Bellaire, Texas, 1976
  • Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Medical School, Department of Anesthesiology, Houston, Texas, 1976-1984
  • Postdoctorate in Research, Cardiology Department, The University of Texas Medical School, Department of Anesthesiology, Houston, Texas, 1985
  • Consultant in Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medical School, Department of Anesthesiology, Houston, Texas, 1986-1988
  • Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Medical School, Department of Anesthesiology, Houston, Texas, 1988-1993
  • Attending Anesthesiologist, Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, Houston, Texas, 1990-Present
  • Director of Pediatric Anesthesia, The University of Texas Medical School, Department of Anesthesiology, Houston, Texas, 1991-1999
  • Associate Professor, The University of Texas Medical School, Department of Anesthesiology, Houston, Texas, 1993-1998
  • Professor, The University of Texas Medical School, Department of Anesthesiology, Houston, Texas, 1998-Present

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
    • Member, American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee of Art Exhibits, 1995-1996
    • Board Member, Committee of Art Exhibits, 1996
  • Arab American Medical Association, Houston, Texas
  • Arab American Medical Association, Texas
    • Board Member, 2003
    • Vice-President, 2002-2003
    • President, 2004
    • Executive Committee Member, 2005-2006
    • Nominating Committee Member, 2005-2006
  • National Arab American Medical Association
  • Board Member, 2004-2007
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • International Anesthesia Research Society
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology
    • Study Group Member, 1996-2001
    • Study Group Member to Establish National Guidelines to Anesthetize Children with History of Upper Respiratory Infection Simulator Study Group Member, 1997-1999; 2005-2007
  • Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia
  • Society for Airway Management
  • Society of Pediatric Anesthesia
    • Committee for International Education and Service, 2008-2010
  • Society of Cardiac Anesthesia
  • Texas Gulf Coast Anesthesia Society
    • Secretary, 1986-1988
    • President, 1988-1989
    • Nominating Committee Member, 1989-1990, 1992-1993
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Society of Anesthesiologists

Honors and Awards

  • International Distinguished Physician Award, 2004
  • Memorial Hermann Hospital Distinguished Physician Award, 2004
  • Certificate of Appreciation, National Youth Leadership Forum, Houston-Galveston, Texas, 2003
  • Nominated for Humanism in Medicine Award, 2003
  • Recipient of Strathmore’s Who’s Who Honor, 2000
  • Career Development Award, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, 1996-1997
  • Career Development Award, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, 1996-1997
  • Specialty Fellowship, American Academy of Pediatrics, 1994
  • Prizes won in Color Photography, American Society of Anesthesiologists Art Exhibit, 1992, 1994-1996
  • Telethon Award to Enhance Pediatric and Neonatal Anesthesia, 1991-1998
  • Mentor Program Appreciation Award, 1991-1993
  • Teaching Excellence Award, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, 1988-1995
  • Merit Scholarship, Cairo University Medical School, Cairo, Egypt, 1956 -1957
  • Merit Scholarship, Faculty of Sciences, Cairo University Medical School, Cairo, Egypt, 1955-1956
  • Tope Graduate of the Senior Class, Cairo University Medical School, Cairo, Egypt, 1962
  • 1950  National King Foad Award

Research Grants

  • Co-PI:  “The Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (APRP) Harvesting Technique in Aortic Surgery”, 2010-2011.
  • P.I.:  “A Multicenter, Randomized, Open-Label, Parallel, Active-Comparator, Multiple Dose Trial to Determine the Efficacy, Safety and Pharmacokinetics of Intravenous Ibuprofen in Pediatric Patients.”  Cumberland Pharmaceuticals.  $70,000, 2010 – 2011
  • P.I.: “A Multicenter, Inpatient, Open-Label, Within Subject Dose Titration Study to Characterize the Pharmacokinetics/ Pharmacodynamics, Safety and Efficacy of Hydromorphone HCl Oral Solution in Subjects from 28 Days to 16 Years of Age, Inclusive, Who Require Opioid Analgesics for Post-Operative Pain. “ HMP 40”  Purdue Pharma L.P. $50,000, 2008 – 2009
  • P.I:  “A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Dose-ranging, Parallel Group Phase II Study to Evaluate the Safety, Efficacy and Pharmacokinetics of the Oral Neurokinin-1 Receptor Antagonist, GW679769, When administered with Intravenous Ondansedron Hydrochloride for the Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV) and Post-Discharge Nausea and Vomiting (PDNV) in Female Subjects with Known Risk Factors for PONV who are Undergoing Surgical Procedures Associated with an Increased Emetogenic Risk.”  Glaxo-Smith Kline.  $100,000, 2005
  • P.I.  “Comparison of the Safety and Efficacy of Patient Controlled Analgesia Delivered by Fentanyl HCL Transdermal System Versus Morphine I.V. Pump for Pain Management After Non-Emergent Lower Abdominal or Pelvic Surgery.”   Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc.  $90,000, 2004-2005
  • P.I.:  “Comparison  of Desflurane and Isoflurane for Face Mask or Laryngeal Mask Airway Anesthesia During Pediatric Surgery.”  Baxter Healthcare Corporation.  $90,000, 2004

Selected Publications

  • Sridhar S, Rabb M, Wadhawa N, Khalil SN: Airway management with an Airtraq laryngoscope in a patient with cervical spine injury, in a Minerva brace and limited mouth opening. Anesthesiology A608, October 2010.
  • Dang TP, Jain R, Khalil SN: Using the Truview infant laryngoscope facilitated intubation of an infant with previous difficult Intubations. Anesthesiology, October 2010.
  • Khalil SN, Vinh B:  Successful intubation of a child with Goldenhar Syndrome who previously failed intubation using an Airtraq.  Pediatr Anesth, 20:195-207, 2010.
  • Lerman J, Hammer GB, Verghese S, Ehlers M, Khalil SN, Betts E, Trillo R, Deutsch J, MAPS Investigators Group:  Paediatr Anaesth 2010.
  • Rabb MF, Zarzour D, Carbajal J, Khalil SN, Maposa D:  Pulmonary edema and depressed cardiac function after intranasal phenylephrine 1% spray in a child.  Pediatr Anesth 2010.
  • Khalil SN, Matuszczak ME, Maposa D, Bolos ME Lingadevaru HS, Chuang AZ:  Presurgical fentanyl versus caudal block and the incidence of adverse respiratory events in children after orchidopexy.  Pediatr Anesthesia 19:1220-1225, 2009.
  • Parker M, Carbajal JG, Jain R, Khalil SN:  Sickle cell disease in a child under-going adentonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea. Anesthesiology A152, 2009.
  • Khalil S, Maposa D, Ghelber O, Rabb MF, Matuszczak M, Ganesan BA, Khalili H, Chuang AZ:  Caffeine in children with obstructive sleep apnea.  Middle East J Anesthesiol 19(4):885-899, 2008.
  • Khalil S, Perera P, Chuang A: In boys with obstructive sleep apnea, caffeine decreases post extubation adverse respiratory events. Anesthesiology A1376, 2008.
  • Carbajal JG, Perera P, Datla VV, Ghelber O, Khalil SN:  In children, does using LMA instead of an endotracheal tube affect postoperative vomiting? Anesthesiology A2068, 2007
  • Khalil SN, Su J:  Management of a sheared caudal catheter in an infant.  Abstract. Paediatr Anaesth, 2006.
  • Khalil SN, Carbajal JG, Perera P, Datla VV, Ghelber O, Maposa D, Chuang AZ:  Does using LMA instead of an endotracheal tube affect the incidence of postoperative vomiting in children undergoing strabismus corrections?  Abstract. Paediatr Anaesth, 2006.
  • Ghelber O, Rabb M, Khalil S,  Matuszczak M , Smuck P. A new technique for placing an Arndt endobronchial blocker in small Children.  Anesthesiology  A1150, 2006.
  • Ghelber O, Rabb M , Szmuk P, Khalil SN:  Placing an Arndt endobronchial blocker in small children for one lung ventilation.    Abstract. Paediatr Anaesth, 2006.
  • Vazquez EG, Briggs DS, Ghelber O, Khalil SN:  Extraluminal endobronchial blocker to isolation lung in 2 month-old.  Abstract. Paediatr Anaesth, 2006.
  • Khalil S, Lingadevaru H, Bolos M, Rabb M, Matuszczak M, Maposa D, Chuang A: Caudal regional anesthesia, ropivacaine concentration, postoperative analgesia, and infants.  Anesth Analg 102(2):395-399, 2006.
  • Khalil S, Glorimar M, Tabrizi H K: Sevoflurane- induced hepatotoxicity?  Pediatric Anesthesia  16(8): 905, 2006
  • Khalil SN, Farag A, Hanna E, Govindaraj R, Chuang AZ.  Regional Analgesia combined with avoidance of narcotics may reduce the incidence of postoperative vomiting in children.  Middle East J Anesthesiol 18(1): 123-32, 2005.
  • Khalil SN, Hanna E, Farag A, Govindaraj R, Vije H, Kee S, Chuang A.  Presurgical caudal block attenuates stress response in children Middle East J Anesthesiol18(2):391-400, 2005.
  • Khalil SN, Roth AG, Cohen IT, Simhi E, Ansermino JM, Bolos ME, Cote CJ, Hannallah RS, Davis PJ, Brooks PB, Russo MW, Anschuetz GC, Blackburn LM. A double-blind comparison of intravenous ondansetron and placebo for preventing postoperative emesis in 1 to 24 month old pediatric patients after surgery under general anesthesia.  Anesth Analg101:356-61, 2005.

 

Faculty Biography

Samia N. Khalil,  MBBCh
  • Samia N. Khalil, MBBCh
    Professor, Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Department of Anesthesiology
    The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
    6431 Fannin Street, MSB-5.174
    Houston, Texas 77030
  • phone: (713) 500-6242
    e-mail: Samia.N.Khalil@uth.tmc.edu