I am a certified pediatric emergency physician, holding a double american boards, Pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. My areas of interest are patient / family health education and preventive medicine, in addition to the management of fever with out a source and head injuries in children. Also, the new area that I have been attracted to spend some time and effort on is the management of anxiety with non-pharmacologicla means.
Education and Training
University of Damascus Medical School
Univ of Damascus, Fac of Med, Damascus, Syria 1985
American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsABP
Dr. Tameem Shoukih M.D.'s Expert Contributions
Assuring parents and the good history and exam are the key. What I can tell that we are not certain yet that the baby has constipation requiring intervention. However, some time I recommend Vaseline around the anal opening specially before the BM. and half of an infant glycerin suppository: once or twice in 12 hours is an option when the baby is struggling. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Adjunct Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, University of Iowa -
- Univ Of Tn Coll Of Med, Pediatric Emergency Medicine-Pediatrics; Henry Ford Hosp, Pediatrics
- Henry Ford Hospital
- University of Tennessee
Professional Society Memberships
- American Academy of Emergency Medicine
What do you attribute your success to?
Patience, Persistence, Perseverance
Hobbies / Sports
- Soccer, History
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