Dr. Shaaban is a pediatric surgeon and a leading expert in the area of surgical fetal intervention. He is Director of The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health, one of only a very few comprehensive fetal care centers in the country. With a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional construct, The Chicago Institute provides a complete spectrum of care for the fetus and mother ranging from prevention of disease to in utero fetal surgery.
Dr. Shaaban has been studying and practicing fetal surgery for over 20 years.
He has lectured nationally and internationally and is among the most well-respected fetal intervention surgeons in the world. His clinical research contributions surround the diagnosis and treatment of congenital diseases such as spina bifida, congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT), congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM), gastroschisis, omphalocele, twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), and fetal bladder outlet obstruction (BOO).
He has published extensively in these areas and receives support for his basic science research program from the National Institutes of Health.
Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1991
Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in general and thoracic pediatric surgery, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2000 –2002; William Maul Measey Fellow in fetal surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1999-2000; Postdoctoral Fellow in fetal surgery research, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1996-1999; Residency in general surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 1991-1996
Board Certifications: General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery