Newborn Brain Society

Khorshid Mohammad, MD, MSc, FABP, FRCP (Edin)

Chair of Educational Committee

Dr. Khorshid Mohammad is a Staff Neonatologist at Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone, a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, and a Neonatology Site Lead for Alberta Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Mohammad graduated in 2006 from the University of Damascus and Arab League with Master and Specialty degrees in Pediatrics. He completed neonatal fellowship training at the University of Calgary in 2010, Neonatal Neurology training at the University of British Columbia, and Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography at Universities of British Columbia and Calgary in 2013.

In 2014, Dr. Mohammad established the Neonatal Neuro-Critical Care program in Calgary in collaboration with Pediatric Neurology. Dr. Mohammad is a founding member of the Sonographic Clinical Assessment of the Newborn (SCAN) program. Dr. Mohammad’s main areas of interest are innovation in education and Quality Improvement. Dr. Mohammad established a neonatal brain monitoring simulation lab including cranial ultrasonography phantoms and simulators, neonatal brain MRI simulator, Neonatal EEG simulator, Neonatal neurological exam using Virtual reality, and smart phones applications. He developed several teaching modules in Neonatal Neurology and organized several conferences, workshops, and courses in Neonatal Neuromonitoring.

Dr. Mohammad’s Quality Improvement work led to significant reduction in mortality and brain injury in extremely premature infants and term infants suffering from asphyxia and seizure. Dr. Mohammad’s areas of research interest are education, brain perfusion, monitoring, and Quality Improvement neuroprotection strategies.