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.