Mohamed Ahamed, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - Neonatology

    About me

    Dr. Farooq Ahamed is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at SIU School of Medicine, specializing in neonatal-perinatal medicine. He completed his MBBS and rotating internship at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College in Bangalore, India and a pediatric residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center in Flushing, New York, where he was the Chief Resident. Dr. Ahamed completed a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. His research work includes studies on the reduction of noise in the NICU, vitamin D supplementation strategies, correlations between early feeding tolerance in intrauterine growth restricted neonates and abnormal antenatal Doppler characteristics, and neonatal chronic lung disease and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Dr. Ahamed is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine.



    Education & training

    Board Certifications
    Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine
    General Pediatrics
    Medical School
    M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India
    Undergraduate Degree
    M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India
    Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Flushing, New York - Pediatrics
    Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY – Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

    Academic Location

    Academic Office

    301 N 8th St Springfield, IL 62769
    Mail Code: 9676


    • Ahamed MF, Verma P, Lee S, Vega M, Wang D, Kim M, et al. “Predictors of successful closure of patent ductus arteriosus with indomethacin” Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association 2015
    • Ganster A, Ahamed M, Fuloria M. “Surgical Emergencies of the Chest and Abdomen in the Newborn” In: Campbell DE, ed. Neonatology for Primary Care. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2014
    • Tal A, Ahamed M, Thompson-Branch A. “Index of Suspicion in the NurseryCase 1: Respiratory Distress in a Term Infant” Neoreviews 2015; 16:e47-e50
    • Ganster A, Ahamed M F, Fuloria M. “Surgical emergencies of the chest and abdomen in the newborn” In: McInerny TK, Adam HM, Campbell DE, Kamat DM, Kelleher KJ, eds. American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook


    • Cerebral Oxygenation and Autoregulation in Preterm Infants: Association with Morbidity and Mortality. $7,800. Southern Illinois University SOM; Covidien.
    • Phase Ib/IIa Randomized, Placebo Controlled Study of the Safety & Efficacy of Once Daily Dosing of STP206 in Premature Very Low Birth Weight & Extremely Low Birth Weight Neonates. $81,031. Southern Illinois University SOM; Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals.
    • AztraSeneca Pharmaceuticals. $5,000.
    • HSHS St. John’s Foundation. Home Nursing Intervention for Very Preterm Infants. $200,000. Southern Illinois University SOM.

    Clinical trials


    A Randomized, Double Blind, Parallel-group, Placebo Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of IBP-9414 in Premature Infants 500-1500g Birth Weight in the Prevention of Necrotizing Enterocolitis - The Connection Study

    Active recruiting

    The purpose of the clinical study is to compare the effectiveness of IBP-9414 treatment against placebo in preventing necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants.


    Treatments: Prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants