Amal Isaiah, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine gives a Grand Rounds presentation on pediatric diagnosis and management of airway obstruction.

Amal Isaiah, MD PhD, head and neck surgeon at University of Maryland Medical Center, specializes in management of upper airway obstruction in infants and children. This Grand Rounds presentation covers the multidisciplinary approach towards management of upper airway obstruction.


An Empirical Study of Questionnaires for the Diagnosis of Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Ahmed S, Hasani S, Koone M, Thirumuruganathan S, Diaz-Abad M, Mitchell R, Isaiah A, Das G. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2018 Jul;2018:4097-4100. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2018.8513389.

Use of Noninvasive Ventilation with Volume-Assured Pressure Support to Avoid Tracheostomy in Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Diaz-Abad M, Isaiah A, Rogers VE, Pereira KD, Lasso-Pirot A. Case Rep Pediatr. 2018 Oct 9;2018:4701736. doi: 10.1155/2018/4701736. eCollection 2018.

Characterization of upper airway obstruction using cine MRI in children with residual obstructive sleep apnea after adenotonsillectomy. Isaiah A, Kiss E, Olomu P, Koral K, Mitchell RB. Sleep Med. 2018 Oct;50:79-86. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2017.10.006. Epub 2017 Nov 2.

Ultrasonographic Detection of Airway Obstruction in a Model of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Isaiah A, Mezrich R, Wolf J. Ultrasound Int Open. 2017 Feb;3(1):E34-E42. doi: 10.1055/s-0042-124503.