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Fizan Abdullah, M.D., Ph.D.

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Associate Professor, Pediatric Surgery

Program Director, Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery

Assistant Program Director, Residency in General Surgery


Pediatric Burn Center


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Division of Pediatric Surgery
Harvey 319
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287


Jefferson Medical College – Molecular Pharmacology

Yale University School of Medicine – Surgery

Children's Hospital Los Angeles – Pediatric Surgery

Special Interests:

Clinical Interests:

  • Pediatric general and thoracic surgery
  • Advanced laparoscopy with 3 mm instrumentation
  • Neonatal Surgery for Congenital Pulmonary Malformations, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Gastroschisis, Omphalocele,Tracheoesophageal Fistula, Intestinal Atresia, Malrotation, and Hirschsprung’s Disease
  • Pediatric Oncologic Surgery
  • Pectus Excavatum  

Research Interests:

  • Tissue Engineering
  • Extracorporeal Life Support
  • Developmental Biology of Stem Cell Differentiation
  • Outcomes Research
  • Nissen Fundoplication
  • Lung Development & Treatment of Pulmonary Hypoplasia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair


    Dr. Abdullah's expertise is in surgery for infants and children with congenital anomalies as well as advanced laparoscopy. His research interest relates to lung development, tissue engineering, outcomes research, extracorporeal life support, and global surgical education.


    Phone: 410-955-1983

    Fax: 410-502-5314

    Email: fa@jhmi.edu