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

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Asphyxia
  • Neonatal Neurology
  • Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Research Interest

    • neonatal brain injury, asphyxia, hypothermia


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Novel Wavelet Real Time Analysis of Neurovascular Coupling in Neonatal Encephalopathy.
    Chalak LF, Tian F, Adams-Huet B, Vasil D, Laptook A, Tarumi T, Zhang R Sci Rep 2017 Apr 7 45958
    New Wavelet Neurovascular Bundle for Bedside Evaluation of Cerebral Autoregulation and Neurovascular Coupling in Newborns with Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy.
    Chalak LF, Zhang R Dev. Neurosci. 2017 Mar
    Heterogeneous increases of regional cerebral blood flow during preterm brain development: Preliminary assessment with pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeled perfusion MRI.
    Ouyang M, Liu P, Jeon T, Chalak L, Heyne R, Rollins NK, Licht DJ, Detre JA, Roberts TP, Lu H, Huang H Neuroimage 2016 Dec 147 233-242
    Inflammatory Biomarkers of Birth Asphyxia.
    Chalak LF Clin Perinatol 2016 Sep 43 3 501-10
    Genetic diversity in barley landraces (Hordeum vulgare L. subsp.vulgare) originated from Crescent Fertile region as detected by seed storage proteins.
    Mzid R, Chibani F, Ayed RB, Hanana M, Breidi J, Kabalan R, El-Hajj S, Machlab H, Rebai A, Chalak L J. Genet. 2016 Sep 95 3 733-9
    Hypothermia for neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy: NICHD Neonatal Research Network contribution to the field.
    Shankaran S, Natarajan G, Chalak L, Pappas A, McDonald SA, Laptook AR Semin. Perinatol. 2016 Jun
    Early Development of Functional Network Segregation Revealed by Connectomic Analysis of the Preterm Human Brain.
    Cao M, He Y, Dai Z, Liao X, Jeon T, Ouyang M, Chalak L, Bi Y, Rollins N, Dong Q, Huang H Cereb. Cortex 2016 Mar
    The impact of ambient operating room temperature on neonatal and maternal hypothermia and associated morbidities: a randomized controlled trial.
    Duryea EL, Nelson DB, Wyckoff MH, Grant EN, Tao W, Sadana N, Chalak LF, McIntire DD, Leveno KJ Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 2016 Feb
    Cerebral Hemodynamics in Asphyxiated Newborns Undergoing Hypothermia Therapy: Pilot Findings Using a Multiple-Time-Scale Analysis.
    Chalak LF, Tian F, Tarumi T, Zhang R Pediatr. Neurol. 2016 Feb 55 30-6
    Wavelet coherence analysis of dynamic cerebral autoregulation in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.
    Tian F, Tarumi T, Liu H, Zhang R, Chalak L Neuroimage Clin 2016 11 124-32

    Honors & Awards

    • Elected member, Society of Pediatric Research
    • PRS Young Research Investigator Award
      Perinatal Research Society (2010)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • International Perinatal Collegium (2015)
    • Perinatal Research Society (2014)
    • Society for Pediatric Research (2011)