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Professor Samir Gupta MD MRCP DM FRCPCH FRCPI - Conference Director

Professor of Neonatology, Durham University, United Kingdom Division Chief Neonatology, Sidra Medicine, Doha, Qatar



Samir Gupta is Professor of Neonatology at Durham University, UK and Fellow at National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Oxford University, United Kingdom. He is Division chief of Neonatology, a Quaternary care neonatal unit at Sidra Medicine (Children’s hospital), Qatar.


He is a Fellow of Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health and Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.  He is member of European steering group of the Neonatologist performed echocardiography (NPE). He is founder and chair of the Neonatologist with interest in Cardiology & Hemodynamics in the UK and has now successfully established Qatar NPE training program at Sidra Medicine in Doha, Qatar.


He is a member of several scientific organizations, including the European Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR) and Society for Pediatric Research (USA). He has authored over 150 articles in indexed peer reviewed journals and books. He has been invited guest editor high impact journals.


He is Chief investigator of Baby-OSCAR trial on patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), (https://www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/baby-oscar). He established 1st global Annual international neonatal cardiology & hemodynamics conference in UK in 2010, which is successfully running to date (www.neonatalcardiology.co.uk).


He has established Neonatal hemodynamics program at Sidra Medicine with a team of clinicians, that has significantly improved neonatal outcomes in surgical, complex and sick newborn infants. He works collaboratively with Pediatric cardiology and fetal medicine division to improve the care of complex cardiac patients admitted to the NICU. Currently, he is working to set up the ‘Cardiac ICU on NICU’’ and expanding the NPE training program internationally. He also advises on various international forums on cardio-respiratory disorders and management and is international expert in this field.