Dr. Salhab el Helou is an Associate Professor in Neonatology within the Division of Neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics and a staff neonatologist at McMaster Children's Hospital.
He received his medical degrees from the University of Heidelberg, where he also was trained as Pediatrician, Neonatologist and Pediatric Intensivist within 4 years of residency and 6 years of fellowship. Thereafter Salhab el Helou has been working as a senior attending Neonatologist and Pediatric Intensivist on the interdisciplinary NICU/PICU of Lucerne, Switzerland from 2001 to 2010. He is member of the Swiss and German Pediatric societies.
In addition to his clinical knowledge he graduated from a Masters program in Management of Health Care Institutions. A 2 year project of reorganization the NICU/PICU of Lucerne to improve the patient flow process and quality of care served as Master Thesis. As part of his quality assurance engagement he gained reputation as chair of morbidity-mortality review rounds and as member of the respiratory work group of the NICU/PICU.
He also was highly involved in under- and postgraduate as well as nursing and outreach education. His research areas of interest lie in neonatal infection, where he contributed to publications, respiratory therapy and neonatal follow up.
He joined the team at McMaster University in April 2010. He currently is the respiratory lead within the neonatal group, also being the NICU RSV coordinator, co-chairs the neonatal quality assurance committee and has joined the neonatal follow-up group.