• Medical School: King Edward Medical College
  • Residency:  Medical College of Virginia
  • Fellowship:  Medical College of Virginia

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • Asthma

Honors and Awards

President’s Centenary Gold Medical for “Best All Round Graduate”, King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan, 1973.

Emily Gardner Memorial Award for Excellence in Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Virginia, 1979.
Roanoke-Chowan Human Services Center Award for “Outstanding contributions to the center in support of its services to clients and community”  1986.

Hertford County “Women of the Century” Award, 1987.
Emily Gardner Memorial Award for Excellence in Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Virginia, 1993
Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award, Emergency Medicine Residents - EVMS, 1997 - 1998.

James W. Hayes, M.D. Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Pediatrics  - EVMS/CHKD, 1998 - 1999.

The Buescher Prize for scientific excellence and brevity, Department of Pediatrics Winter Research Workshop. Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughter’s. Norfolk, Virginia, January 22, 2004

Voted # 1 for Emergency Medicine in “Top Docs For Kids” by Hampton Roads Magazine, August 2004

King Edward Medical College Alumni Association of North America’s “ Distinguished Service Award” for outstanding contributions to the  Scholarship Development Program for Medical Education. June 27, 2008

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, 1980-present
Member, Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America. 1980-Present

Member, Virginia Pediatric Society, 1993-present.

Member, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Emergency Medicine, 1998-present

Member, Health Finance / Reimbursement Committee, Virginia Chapter of The American College of Emergency Physicians,2003 – present

Member, Advisory Committee, Consortium for Infant and Child Health, 2003 - present

Member, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Section, American College of Emergency Physicians, 2004- present

Member, Pediatric Resuscitation Subcommittee, American Heart Association, 2005-present


Articles :
Qureshi FA, Mellis PT, McFadden MA.  Efficacy of oral ketamine for providing sedation and analgesia to children requiring laceration repair.  Pediatr Emerg Care 1995;11:93-97.  
  Translated and published in : Journal of Anaesthesia and Critical Care. Pakistan. August 1998
Qureshi FA, Zaritsky A, Lakkis H.  Efficacy of nebulized ipratropium in severely asthmatic children.  Ann of Emerg Med 1997;29:205-211. 
  Translated and published in: Urgence Pratique 1997;24;59-61. Paris, France. 1997 and Journal of Anesthesia and Critical Care.  Pakistan.  August 1998
Qureshi FA, Pestian J, Davis P, Zaritsky A. Effect of nebulized ipratropium on hospitalization rates of children with asthma.  N Engl J  Med 1998;339:1030-1035.
      Article abstracted and commented upon in:
      Pediatrics. 1999;104(2):395-395
Am J of Manag Care. 1999;5(1):25.
Mosby’s Year Book of Pulmonary Disease 1999.
Mosby’s Year Book of Pediatrics 1999.
Mosby’s Year Book of Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology 1999.
Medical Updates on Therapy, Diagnosis & Prevention June 1999.
 Mosby’s Year Book of Emergency Medicine 2000
Subboard of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Refrence List for self -assessment
Qureshi FA. Management of children with acute asthma in the emergency department.  Pediatr Emerg Care 1999;15(3):206-214
      Article abstracted and commented upon in:
Pediatric dentistry 2000; 22(1): 48
Lewis DW, Qureshi FA. Acute headache in children and adolescents presenting to the emergency department. Headache. 2000;40(3):200-203. Qureshi FA, Zaritsky A, Poirier MP. Comparative efficacy of oral dexamethasone versus oral prednisone in acute pediatric asthma. J Pediatr 2001;139:20-6 Article abstracted and commented upon in : Mosby’s Year Book of Emergency Medicine 2002 Qureshi F, Lewis D. Managing Headache in the Pediatric Emergency Department.  Clin Ped Emerg Med  2003; 4: 159-170
Qureshi FA, Zaritsky A, Welch C, Meadows T. Clinical efficacy of racemic albuterol versus levalbuterol for the treatment of acute pediatric asthma.: Ann of Emerg Med.2005;46:29-36

Article abstracted and comented upon in:
                AAP Grand Rounds, 2005;14(5):49-50
Schobitz E, Qureshi F, Lewis D. Pediatric Headaches in the Emergency Department. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2006;10(5):391-396
Kim S, Qureshi F.Small Bowel obstruction as a result of sand pica. Images In Emergency Medicine. Ann of Emerg Med 2007; 49 (3): 378

Reviews/Letters/Comments :
Zaritsky A, Qureshi FA. Letter. Ipratropium does indeed reduce admissions to hospital with severe asthma. BMJ 1999;318:738.
Qureshi F. Comment. Fever and clinical course in bronchiolitis. Pediatr Emerg & Crit Care 1999; 12(9):35.
Qureshi F. Comment. Single-dose IM dexamethasone for acute asthma. Pediatr Emerg &Crit Care 2000; 13(4):13.
Qureshi F. Comment. Oral corticosteroid is preferable to inhaled for severe acute asthma. Pediatr Emerg & Crit Care 2000; 13(10): 38-39.
Qureshi F. Comment. Inhaled corticosteroids in acute asthma. Pediatr Emerg &Crit Care 2002;15(8):30-31.
Qureshi F. Expert commentary. Predictors of hospitalization in children with acute asthma. Mosby’s Year Book of Pediatrics         2003:310.
Qureshi F, Isaacman DJ, Poirier MP. Controversies in pediatric emergency medicine. Bronchiolitis Cases Pediatr Emerg Care 2002;18:303-309

Books & Chapters:
Isaacman DJ, Qureshi FA, Management of Fever. Accepted for publication In: Burg F, Vaughan V, Nelson K. Review of Pediatrics. Philadelphia: WB Saunders 2000.
Qureshi F. Expert Commentary. Respiratory Tract. In: Stockman JA Year Book of Pediatrics. 2003  Philadelphia:  Mosby, 2003;310
Qureshi FA, Co author, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Manual. Editor Ralston M, American Heart Association, Dallas, Texas 2006
Qureshi FA, Co author, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor Manual. Editor Doto F, American Heart Association, Dallas, Texas 2006
Kabbouche MA, Qureshi FA, Lewis DW. “Headach in the Pediatric Emergency Department.” In: Headache in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition.  Ed Winner P, Lewis DW, Rothner AD. Hamilton, Ontario: BC Decker Inc, 2008, 297-314.


Reviewer, Pediatric Emergency Care. 1999 – present
Reviewer, Journal of Pediatrics. 1999 – present
Reviewer, Pediatric Emergency & Critical Care. 1999 – present
Reviewer, Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2000 - present
Reviewer, New England Journal of Medicine. 2000 – present
Reviewer, Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 2001 – present
Reviewer, Pediatrics,2005 - present

QureshiFProfessor of Pediatrics
Eastern Virginia Medical School


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