null Wissam Shalish, MD, PhD

Junior Scientist, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Child Health and Human Development Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University



prematurity • apnea • respiratory control • non-invasive respiratory support • biomedical signal analysis

Research Focus

My research aims to harness the power of biomedical signals and respiratory physiology in order to better understand and improve various aspects of respiratory care in preterm infants, particularly non-invasive respiratory support provision and control of breathing.

Selected Publications

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  • Yoo JY, Oh S, Shalish W, et al. Wireless broadband acousto-mechanical sensing system for continuous physiological monitoring [published online ahead of print, 2023 Nov 16]. Nat Med. 2023;10.1038/s41591-023-02637-5. doi:10.1038/s41591-023-02637-5. PMID: 37973946.

  • Alarcon-Martinez T, Latremouille S, Kovacs L, Kearney RE, Sant'Anna GM, Shalish W. Clinical usefulness of reintubation criteria in extremely preterm infants: a cohort study. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2023;108(6):643-648. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2022-325245. PMID: 37193586.

  • Shalish W, Kanbar L, Kovacs L, et al. Assessment of Extubation Readiness Using Spontaneous Breathing Trials in Extremely Preterm Neonates. JAMA Pediatr. 2020;174(2):178-185. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.4868. PMID: 31860014.

  • Shalish W, Kanbar L, Kovacs L, et al. The Impact of Time Interval between Extubation and Reintubation on Death or Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Extremely Preterm Infants. J Pediatr. 2019;205:70-76.e2. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.09.062. PMID: 30404739.

  • Shalish W, Keszler M, Davis PG, Sant'Anna GM. Decision to extubate extremely preterm infants: art, science or gamble?. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2022;107(1):105-112. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2020-321282. PMID: 33627331.