Dr. Al-Ibrahim Appointed Chief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care & Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Updated: 5/30/2014

Omar Al-Ibrahim, MD, FAAP has been appointed Chief of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care and Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and UB|MD Pediatrics.

Dr. Al-Ibrahim has been serving as Interim Chief of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care since February 2013.  He also holds positions as Medical Director of the ECMO and Apheresis programs and Fellowship Program Director for the Division of Pediatric Critical Care.

“Dr. Al-Ibrahim has made significant contributions to our hospital, department and university,” said Teresa Quattrin, MD, Pediatrician-in-Chief at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and UB Distinguished Professor, A. Conger Goodyear Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University at Buffalo.  “He has served impeccably as interim Chief since last February and, along with his colleagues, collaborated effectively with us in the recruitment of new PICU attendings.  Dr. Al-Ibrahim has served also for several years as Medical Director, ECMO and Apheresis Programs, greatly enhanced under his leadership. In his additional role as Fellowship Program Director he and his colleagues have achieved full ACGME accreditation and recruited outstanding trainees.”

Dr. Al-Ibrahim received a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Diploma from Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) in Irbid, Jordan.  He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care.

The Division of Pediatric Critical Care is part of UB|MD Pediatrics and affiliated with the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo is a 20-bed multidisciplinary medical/surgical unit that serves 1,200 infants and children per year. As the only children's hospital and the only Pediatric ICU in Western New York, WCHOB cares for a broad spectrum of general pediatric injuries and illnesses and for all categories of subspecialty disease.