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Khalid Safi, MD, Division Chief


Dr. Safi is the chief of the division of pediatric sleep medicine at Dayton Children’s Hospital. Dr. Safi came to Dayton Children’s with many years of experience working as a pediatric hospitalist at King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman, Jordan, and most recently at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah as the medical director of the pediatric sleep disorders center. Dr. Safi earned his Bachelor of Science in medicine and general surgery (MBBS) from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan. He has completed two pediatric residencies, a pediatric pulmonary fellowship and a sleep medicine fellowship. Dr. Safi has presented, published and participated in almost 40 different projects and publications. When asked why he chose to specialize in pediatric sleep medicine he responded, "I chose my specialty because sleep disorders have a great impact on the health of our children, yet these disorders are frequently overlooked and not diagnosed and treated appropriately."

education and training

  • medical school: Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
  • internship: Jordanian Ministry of Health, Amman, Jordan
  • residency: (1) Jordan University, (2) Children's Hospital of Michigan
  • fellowship: (1) University of Michigan, (2) Medical College of Wisconsin
  • board certification: pediatrics, pediatric pulmonary, sleep medicine

publications and presentations

  1. Safi, Khalid; Fischer, Howard; Case report and literature review: To Tie or Not to Tie: The Dilemma of the Supernumerary Digit. Consultant for Pediatricians. 2010 Oct.
  2. Safi, KH; Fathallah, BM; Case report and literature review: Inflammatory and noninflammatory arthropathy in patients with 18q deletion syndrome. J Clin Rheumatol. 2012 Jan; 18(1):36-8
  3. Safi K, Filbrun A, Nasr S. Hypervitaminosis A Causing Hypercalcemia in Cystic Fibrosis Case Report and Focused Review. Ann Am Thorac Soc Vol 11, No 8, pp 1244–1247, Oct 2014
  4. Safi K, Damiani J, Stulza J, Nasr S. Quality improvement project: Extended interval aminoglycoside use in cystic fibrosis exacerbation in different age groups. Global Pediatric Health. Volume 3: 1–7. Feb 2016.
  5. Safi K, Stoermer-Grossman K, Kidwell K, Struza J, Ramirez I, Saba T, Hershenson MB, Lewis T, Arteta M. A comprehensive pediatric asthma management program reduces emergency department visits and hospitalizations. Journal of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonology. March 2016, 29(1): 17-23
  6. Safi, K. H., Bernat, J. A., Keegan, C. E., Ahmad, A., Hershenson, M. B. and Arteta, M. (2017), Interstitial lung disease of infancy caused by a new NKX2-1 mutation. Clin Case Rep. Wiley Online Library. March 2017. doi:10.1002/ccr3.901
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The doctor was very thorough in his explanations and I really appreciated the time and effort.

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Very friendly and very professional.

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For my daughter's first appointment we were not checked in properly so we ended up sitting for 45 minutes without ever being called back due to the receptionist making a mistake. I later received a letter saying my daughter missed her appointment and we couldn't miss her next appointment although we were there in the facility waiting to see the doctor and was not properly checked in even though we went to the window to the receptionist and checked in. Missing the appointment was not the fault of me but the fault of the staff and it was left in my daughter's account that we didn't call to cancel or show up for her appointment and we were there in the facility in the correct location. Again we were not properly checked in although I took the proper steps to be checked in for my child's appointment. Other than that incident Dayton Children's has been wonderful. I completely understand things happen, we all make mistakes. I just didn't think it was right that I was held accountable for the missed appointment we were in fact there for.

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I appreciate you taking the time to address all of my concerns with all my little kiddos appreciate you and your staff

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