Medical School
American University - Beirut (1995)
American University of Beruit (1996), Pediatrics
American University of Beruit (1998), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2001), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
Children's Medical Center Dallas (2002), Pediatrics
Children's Medical Center Dallas (2004), Pediatrics

Specialty Areas

Research Interest

  • neonatal brain ijjury, asphyxia, hypothermia


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Perinatal Acidosis and Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy in Preterm Infants of 33 to 35 Weeks' Gestation.
Chalak LF, Rollins N, Morriss MC, Brion LP, Heyne R, Sánchez PJ J. Pediatr. 2011 Oct
Low-voltage aEEG as predictor of intracranial hemorrhage in preterm infants.
Chalak LF, Sikes NC, Mason MJ, Kaiser JR Pediatr. Neurol. 2011 May 44 5 364-9
End-tidal CO2 detection of an audible heart rate during neonatal cardiopulmonary resuscitation after asystole in asphyxiated piglets.
Chalak LF, Barber CA, Hynan L, Garcia D, Christie L, Wyckoff MH Pediatr. Res. 2011 May 69 5 Pt 1 401-5
A newborn with Poland anomaly and liver ectopy: an unusual association with important prognostic implications.
Chalak LF, Parham DM Pediatr. Dev. Pathol. 2007 Mar-Apr 10 2 134-7
Resolution of pulmonary interstitial emphysema following selective left main stem intubation in a premature newborn: an old procedure revisited.
Chalak LF, Kaiser JR, Arrington RW Paediatr Anaesth 2007 Feb 17 2 183-6
Chorioamnionitis and neonatal encephalopathy in term infants with fetal acidemia: histopathologic correlations.
Shalak L, Johnson-Welch S, Perlman JM Pediatr. Neurol. 2005 Sep 33 3 162-5
Depression at birth in term infants exposed to maternal chorioamnionitis: does neonatal fever play a role?
Shalak LF, Perlman JM, Jackson GL, Laptook AR J Perinatol 2005 Jul 25 7 447-52
Stages of status epilepticus in the developing brain.
Mikati MA, Werner S, Shalak L, Shehab L, Shamseddine A, Simaan E, Liu Z, Tarif S, Stafstrom C, Holmes G Epilepsy Res. 2003 Jun-Jul 55 1-2 9-19
Amplitude-integrated electroencephalography coupled with an early neurologic examination enhances prediction of term infants at risk for persistent encephalopathy.
Shalak LF, Laptook AR, Velaphi SC, Perlman JM Pediatrics 2003 Feb 111 2 351-7
Hemorrhagic-ischemic cerebral injury in the preterm infant: current concepts.
Shalak L, Perlman JM Clin Perinatol 2002 Dec 29 4 745-63