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Fatima Ajmal

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentPediatrics-Critical Care
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Fatima Ajmal, MBChB, is a specialist in pediatric critical care medicine at University of Chicago, Comer Children’s Hospital. She provides care for infants and children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and the Pediatric Sedation Service.

    Dr. Ajmal is passionate in providing high quality, evidence-based patient care in the critical care setting and strives to be a role model for trainees. She is an advocate for trainee education as it applies to pathophysiology, inter-professional relationships, and patient/family centered care. Throughout her training, Dr. Ajmal, has had an active leadership role in medical education and curriculum development, and most recently developed a point-of-care ultrasound curriculum with simulation-based training for her fellowship program. Dr. Ajmal received the Dr. Elaine Kohler Award for Humanity in Medicine in 2021 and 2022 by the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Section at the Medical College of Wisconsin for providing outstanding patient care, multidisciplinary collaboration, and her dedication to education and scholarship activities.

    Dr. Ajmal’s scholarly work is also focused in the pediatric neurocritical care population. She has a special interest on non-invasive monitoring in the traumatic brain injury population and has presented her work on the role of pupillometry in severe traumatic brain injury at the Society of Critical Care Medicine international meeting. Her work has also been published in the Critical Care Medicine Journal, Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics and BMC Neurology. Dr. Ajmal will be continuing her work in the pediatric neurocritical care population in collaboration with experts in the field, alongside being engaged in resident and fellow education and simulation at The University of Chicago.

    Dr. Ajmal received her medical degree from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom and then completed two years of postgraduate training in the UK, followed by completing a general pediatrics residency at AdventHealth Orlando, Florida. She then completed her pediatric critical care fellowship at Children’s Wisconsin/Medical College of Wisconsin, prior to starting her career at The University of Chicago.

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    Medical College of Wisconsin, Children's Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI06/2023Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
    AdventHealth Orlando, AdventHealth for Children, Orlando, FL06/2020General Pediatrics Residency
    National Health Service, General Medical Council, Foundation Year Programme, West Midlands, United Kingdom08/2015Foundation Year Doctor Postgraduate Training
    University of Birmingham, School of Medicine, Birmingham, United KingdomMBChB07/2013Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
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    2022Dr. Elaine Kohler Award for Humanity in Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Wisconsin, Pediatric Critical Care Section
    2021Dr. Elaine Kohler Award for Humanity in Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Wisconsin, Pediatric Critical Care Section
    2019Awarded 2nd place at Graduate Medical Education Research and Quality Improvement Day, AdventHealth Orlando
    2017Nominated for AAP/SONS award for Oral presentation, AANS/CNS section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery
    2014Awarded 1st place in the Junior category of the Arthur Kendall Prize for Oral Presentation, Midland Regional Paediatric Society (MRPS) Annual Conference

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    1. Baumgartner JE, Ajmal FQ, Baumgartner ME, Seo JH, Hussain A, Westerveld M, Skinner HJ, Claudio AO, Gireesh E, Cummiskey A, Manthripragada L, Lee KH. Palliation for catastrophic nonlocalizing epilepsy: a retrospective case series of complete corpus callosotomy at a single institution. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2023 11 01; 32(5):553-561. PMID: 37657100.
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    2. Ajmal FQ, Baumgartner JE. Palliative surgical techniques (VNS, Callosotomy). In: Rocco CD, Pang D, Rutka JT. Textbook of Pediatric Neurosurgery. 2018. View Publication.
    3. Kim GH, Seo JH, Baumgartner JE, Ajmal F, Lee KH. Usefulness of intraoperative insular electrocorticography in modified functional hemispherectomy. BMC Neurol. 2017 Aug 25; 17(1):162. PMID: 28841860; PMCID: PMC5574099.
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