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Hanna S. Sahhar, MD, FAAP, FACOP

Hanna S. Sahhar

Hanna S. Sahhar, MD, FAAP, FACOP

Discipline Chair for Pediatrics
Campus: 
Carolinas Campus
Office: 

240

Department/Discipline: 
Phone: 
864-327-9861
Fax: 
864-804-6991
Email: 
hsahhar [at] carolinas.vcom.edu

Dr. Sahhar received his medical degree from the University of Mosul in Mosul, Iraq. He completed his Pediatric residency and Pediatric Critical Care fellowship at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, IL. He is board certified in both general pediatrics and the subspecialty of pediatric critical care medicine. Dr. Sahhar also holds certification in Pediatric Flexible Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP), and American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP). Dr. Sahhar is currently the Medical Director of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. Dr. Sahhar holds an academic degree as Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina AHEC and is a Discipline Chair of Pediatrics at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus.

Current Research Projects

  • Advancing Clinical Trials in Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (ACT NOW) Current Experience: Infant Exposure and Treatment
  • Evaluation of lumbar puncture assist tool (LPAT) as a guide and training tool for successful lumbar puncture
  • Neonatal Illicit SubstanCe Exposure SC (NICE SC)
  • PLAY - Promoting Lifelong Activity in Youth - an Osteopathic Approach to Engage Children in Physical Activity using an Integrative Family-Centered Approach
  • The Efficacy and Safety of Human Lumbar Puncture assist Device (LPat)

Publications

Year Published Faculty Citation PMID
2019

Hyser E, Sahhar HS, Woollen C. Modified Whipple on an 18-month-old with traumatic pancreatic transection and duodenal rupture. Trauma Case Rep. 2-19 Aug 29;23:100241. PMID: 31517015.

 
31517015
2019

Carroll-Driscoll H, Quigley M, Turner K, Sahhar H. Retrospective analysis of the impact of FilmArray respiratory panel utilization on the management of pediatric influenza cases. eJournal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. 2019 Summer;11(3).

2019

Fisher L, Hass J, Hernandez L, Martin A, Rishmawi S, Sahhar H. Effectiveness of continuous nebulization treatment of bronchodilation in patient admitted to PICU diagnosed with acute bronchiolitis.eJournal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. 2019 Summer;11(3).

2019

Sahhar HS, Reynolds C. Measles in an Infant [case report]. eJournal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. 2019 Spring; 11(2).

2018

Farber-Bland S, Barcroft M, Hughes A, Turner K, Sahhar H. A retrospective analysis of the impact of FilmArray respiratory panel utilization on the management of pediatric asthma exacerbations. eJournal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. 2018 Winter-Spring; 10(2).

2018

Freud K, Caroll H, Von Harten E, Stoner A, Sahhar H.  PLAY - Promoting Lifelong Activity in Youth - an Osteopathic Approach to Engage Children in Physical Activity While Incorporating Step Tracking Devices. eJournal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. 2018 Winter-Spring; 10(2).

2017

Sahhar HS, Barcroft M, Farber S. Human Metapneumovirus Causing Pertussis-like Syndrome. Clin Pediatr 2017; 2(4). DOI: 10.4172/2572-0775.1000124

2017

Cummings-Johnson P, Patel J, Rishmawi S, Alkhoury Y, Sahhar H.  Infectious Mononnucleosis in a 17-month-old male manifesting as persistent fever, lymphocytosis, lymphadenopathy, bilateral otitis media, and unilateral facial palsy. eJournal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. 2017 Fall; 10(1).

2017

Hyser E, Alkhoury Y, Woollen C, Sahhar H. Modified Whipple on a 2-Year-Old Child with Pancreatic Transection and Duodenal Rupture Following a Motor Vehicle Accident.eJournal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. 2017 Fall; 10(1).

2017

Turner M, Wright A, Sahhar H. Does Pre-Clinical Pediatric Experience Improve Competence and/or Confidence in Performance During 3rd Year Pediatric Rotations? eJournal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. 2017 Fall; 10(1).

2017

Martin A, Harrison B, Sahhar HS, Stoner A. Continuing to PLAY (Promoting Lifelong Activity in Youth). An Osteopathic Approach to Preventing Childhood Obesity. eJournal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. 2017 Fall; 10(1).

2016

Mains ND, Sahhar HS. Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) in a 12 year-old adolescent male. ACOP-eJournal. 2016 Spring;7(6).

2015

Alba J, McGuire E, Steed R, Sahhar HS. Comparison and Evaluation of Immunofluorescence Assay and Polymerase Chain Reaction methods in detecting Respiratory Viruses in Pediatric Patients. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 2015 Dec;115(12):e104.

2015

Barnhardt E, Gancar J, Gantan E, Keith M, Killingsworth J, Myles D, Cantrell K, Rishmawi S, Meisha D, Sahhar HS. Effectiveness of Heliox as adjunct therapy with High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) in Children with Respiratory Distress. eJournal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. 2015 Summer;7(4).

2015

Tyson A, Sahhar H, Duncan S, Wahlstrom AA. New Insight to the Cause of Oculo-Auriculo-Vertebral Spectrum [case report]. eJournal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. 2015 Summer; 7(4).

2015

Sahar NH, Lusher E, Monaghan SB, Sahhar HS. Salmonella Schwarzengrund-Induced Meningitis and Septicemia in a Seven-Week-Old Infant. ACOP-eJournal. 2015 Spring;7(3).

2015

Sahhar H, Cantrell K, Myles D, Rishmawi S. Effectiveness of Heliox as adjunct therapy with HFNC in children with respiratory distress [abstract]. Critical Care Medicine. 2015 Dec;43(12 Suppl.):182-3.

2015

Ivanoff E, Budidi S, NeSmith B, Turner K, Steed R, Sahhar HS. Assessment of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Hospitalizations Following Implementation of Updated Palivizumab Treatment Recommendations. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 2015 Dec;115(12):e84.

2014

Bowling A, Drumm S, Fultz J, Iari A, Haughey B, Reeves M, Siddiqui H, Snapp M, Sahar N, Cantrell K, Meisha DE, Sahhar HS. The efficacy and comparison of non-invasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) with high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) therapy in management of severe respiratory distress in infants [abstract]. ACOP eJournal. 2014 Spring; 6(3).

2014

Drumm S, Bowling A, Fultz J, Iari A, Haughey B, Reeves M, Siddiqui H, Snapp M, Sahar N, Cantrell K, Meisha DE, Sahhar HS. Comparison of invasive mechanical ventilation with non-invasive ventilatory support modalities in management of severe respiratory distress in infants [abstract]. ACOP eJournal. 2014, Spring; 6(3).

2014

Howard AC, Sahhar HS.  Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) in a 44-day-old female infant. ACOP-eJournal. 2014 Summer;6(4).

2014

Gupta S, Sahhar HS.  Permissive hypercapnia:  An acceptable prevention of ventilator-associated acute inhalation injury in the presence of carbon monoxide poisoning and acute lung injury secondary to smoke inhalation.  ACOP eJournal. 2014 Spring;6(3).

2014

Samies N, Sharma E, Gerstenacker D, Rishmawi S, Sahhar HS. Kawasaki disease: Do early diagnosis and treatment improve outcome and prevent complications? The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 2014 Jan;114(1):e18.8.

2013

Turner H, Taylor M, Sahhar HS. Severe interstitial lung disease (ILD) in an infant with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) Infection: A case report. ACOP-eJournal.  2013 Fall;6(1). 

2013

Barrick CJ, Thompson MM, Sahhar HS. Bordetella bronchiseptica in an immunocompetent infant with no known animal exposure later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder: A case report. ACOP-eJournal. 2013 Spring;5(3).

2012

Hays J, Sahhar HS. HELIOX: help or hindrance? The use of Heliox in the pediatric ICU setting. ACOP-eJournal [internet]. 2012; 4(4). Available from: http://www.acopeds.org/acop-ejournal-archive/

2012

Sahhar HS, Cantrell K. A sticky situation: Type I (inflammatory) plastic bronchitis in infant treated with aerosolized tissue plasminogen activator: a case report. ACOP eJournal [internet]. 2012; 4(3).

2012

Sahhar H, Steffensen C, Sukpraprut S, Zeb M, Jaimovich D. Prospective, randomized comparison of continuous nebulized racemic- albuterol with levalbuterol in pediatric patients [abstract]. 56th Annual AOA Research Conference Abstracts, 2012. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2012 112(8):548. Abstract no. C28.