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Journal of Clinical Neonatology

The official Journal of Saudi Neonatology Society



 Prof. Saleh Al-Alaiyan

Professor of Pediatrics

Consultant Neonatologist

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Email: [email protected]



The Editor-in-Chief is the most senior editor and has overall responsibility of the journal. In addition to carrying out the administrative responsibilities of the journal, the Editor-in-Chief has the final say in decisions regarding journal content, resolution of complaints or appeals and final decision of the reviewed manuscripts.

Prof.Saad Abdullah Alsaedi. MD, FAAP, FRCPC, Former Head, section of neonatology, Dept of pediatrics. Faculty of medicine, King abdulaziz university (KAU) and KAU hospital and King Faisal specialist hospital and research center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, currently is a consultant neonatologist, King Faisal specialist hospital and research center, Jeddah Saudi Arabia.  MBC# J(58) P.O Box 40047, Jeddah 21499, Saudi Arabia,

Email: [email protected]

Associate Editors

The associate editors are responsible for researching topics for editorials, carrying out primary evaluation of the manuscript for journal suitability, liaison with authors and reviewers, coordinating peer review and performing developmental editing and proof check on the manuscripts.  

 Prof . Sajjad Ur Rahman, Consultant neonatologist, senior MRCP, UK examiner, department of pediatrics, Maternity and Children hospital, Al Qaassim, Saudi Arabia,

 Email: [email protected]

Dr. Mohammed Y. Al-Alhindi, Consultant neonatologist, department of Pediatrics, King Abdulaziz medical City, western region, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Email: [email protected]


Advisory Board
The committee comprises of national and international members with extensive knowledge and experience in neonatology.  The members are selected based on their proficiency in the field of neonatology. By serving on this committee, they guide, promote, and advocate the journal future. In addition, this committee also plays a role in identifying topics for special issues and provide guest editorials.


Prof. Abdulrahman Alnemri,

Professor of pediatrics and Consultant neonatologist,

Department of Pediatrics, King Saud University,

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Dr. Hany Aly MD,
Chairman Department of Neonatology at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital,
9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland,
OH 44195, USA


Dr. Heidi Alwassiah,

Associate professor of pediatrics,

consultant neonatologist, Faculty of Medicine,

King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Ibrahim Alhifzi,

Consultant neonatologist, Department of pediatrics,

Saudi German Hospital-Asseer, Abha, Saudi Arabia


Dr. Khalid N Haque,
Professor of pediatrics,
Faculty visiting professor, Children hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.
276 Club Drive, San Carlos, California, USA


Dr. Mansour Alqurashi,

Consultant Neonatologist,

The dean of Faculty of Medicine,

King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences,

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


Dr. Sameer Al-Abdi,

Consultant Neonatologist,

King Abdulaziz Hospital, MNGHA,    

Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia


Administrative Editor
The administrative editor is responsible for the day-to-day work of the journal. He oversees the prepared material and organizes the scientific and technical editing processes. He coordinates with and reports to editor in chief of the journal.


Dr. Jamal Atta, Consultant Neonatologist, Department of Pediatrics, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia,

Email: [email protected]

 Technical Assistant
The technical assistant is responsible for the technical issues related to the journal website and acts as a liaise Person with the publisher regarding technical issues.

Mr. Shinu Rajaretnam

Saudi Neonatology Society, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Section Editors

The section editors are experts in pediatric and surgery sub-specialties related to the field of neonatology, and they provide expert opinions and internal peer-review on the submitted manuscripts as per their sub-specialty of interest. As a part of peer review, the statistical review of the manuscripts under review is performed by a diligent statistician.

 Pediatric Surgery
Dr. Osama bawazir,
Professor and Consultant Pediatric Surgery, 
College of medicine, Umm Al-Qura university,
Makkah, Saudi Arabia


Pediatric Cardiology:
Dr. Jameel Abdulaziz AlAta,
Consultant pediatric cardiologist, Department of pediatrics, king Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


Pediatric Pulmonology
Dr. Talal Almaghamsi,
Consultant pediatric pulmonologist. Department of pediatrics, king Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


Pediatric Nephrology
Dr. Naffa N. Aharbi, 
Consultant pediatric Nephrologist, Department of pediatrics, king Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


Statistical Editor
Mohamed Shoukri PhD,
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatics,Schulich school of medicine and dentistry,University of Western Ontario,London Ontario,Canada

Editorial Board

 The editorial board members comprise of eminent members from national and international colleagues in the field of neonatology. The responsibilities include assisting the associate editors in reviewing the submitted manuscripts and providing inputs to the Editor-in-Chief on managing issues of scientific misconduct, plagiarism, complaints, and appeals. Additional responsibilities include researching content for guest editorials, editing guest editorials.


Dr. Abbas Alomran,

Consultant neonatologist,

Almana general hospital,

Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia


Dr. Abdullah Alburaey,

Assistant professor of pediatrics,

Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University,

Consultant neonatologist,

King Fahd hospital Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia


Dr. Alaa Eldemerdash,

Professor of Pediatrics,Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV,

Attending Neonatologist at Children's Hospital of Nevada, 

University Medical Center,Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Dr. Amal A. Zubani,

Consultant Neonatologist,

Department of Pediatrics,

King Faisal Specialist hospital and Research center,

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


Dr. Hany Aly MD,

Chairman Department of Neonatology at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital,

9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA


Dr. Jubarah Alallah,

Consultant Neonatologist and Assistant Professor of pediatrics,

Faculty of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences,

Director of Saudi NRP, Saudi Neonatology society, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 


Dr. Martin Keszler,

Professor of Pediatrics,

Department of pediatrics,

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Women and Infants Hospital,



Dr. Máximo Vento MD PhD;

Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Neonatal Research Group (Grupo de Investigación en Perinatología); 

University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe; Av. Fernando Abril Martorell 106; 46026 23 Valencia; Spain

Dr. Patrick McNamara,

Neonatologist & Division Head, Professor of Pediatrics & Internal Medicine,

University of Iowa 200 Hawkins Drive,

Iowa City, IA 5224, USA


Dr. Paolo Manzoni,

 Professor of pediatrics and neonatology,

S. Anna hospital, Torino, Italy


 Dr. Rafat  M.Mosali,

Associate professor, consultant Neonatologist,

Faculty of medicine, Um Al-Qura university,

Makkah, Saudi Arabia


Dr. Sunil Sinha,

Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatal Medicine,

University of Durham and The James Cook University Hospital,

Middlesbrough, UK


Dr. Vinod K. Bhutani,

Professor of pediatrics (Neonatology).

The Lucile Salter Backard Children’s Hospital, USA

Dr. Yahya Etawi,

consultant neonatologist and director of NICU,

Saudi German Hospital, Ajman, UAE.


Dr. Zakariya Al Salam,

Consultant neonatologist,

Chief of pediatric and chief medical officer,

AlDara Hospital,

Riyadh,  Saudi Arabia





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