Shahid I. Sheikh, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Shahid I. Sheikh, MD

Shahid I. Sheikh, MD Best Doctors 2011-2012

Asthma Program
Physician Team

Cystic Fibrosis
Physician Team

Hospital-Based Research Faculty
Principal Investigator

Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship

Pulmonary Medicine
Physician Team

Contact Information

Pulmonary Medicine
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-4766
FX: (614) 722-4755


Shahid Ijaz Sheikh, MD, is a member of the Section of Pulmonary Medicine and Allergy/Immunology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is trained and certified in pediatric pulmonology and allergy and immunology. His clinical interests include children with asthma, bronchopulmonary dysplasia and cystic fibrosis. His research interests include asthma, infantile wheezing, cystic fibrosis and gastroesophageal reflux induced respiratory problems. He is involved in multiple clinical trials at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He is also involved in physician development courses offered through the medical school.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu
  • Hindi

Research Interests

Education and Training

Graduate School

  • Punjab Medical College
    Date Completed: 09/23/1984


  • Mayo Hospital - Lahore, Pakistan
    Date Completed: 11/30/1987


  • Niaz Memorial Pediatric Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1988


  • Columbia University - NY, NY
    Date Completed: 07/01/1989


  • University of Medicine & Dentistry New Jersey
    Date Completed: 06/30/1990


  • New York Medical College Valhalla
    Date Completed: 06/30/1992


  • North Shore University Hospitals
    Date Completed: 06/30/1994


  • State University of New York - Downstate Med Ctr -
    Date Completed: 06/30/1996


  • Pediatrics


  • Pulmonary Medicine


  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 01/18/2000


  • Hayes D Jr, Kirkby S, Whitson BA, Black SM, Sheikh SI, Tobias JD, Mansour HM, Kopp BT. 2015. Mortality Risk and Pulmonary Function in Adults With Cystic Fibrosis at Time of Wait Listing for Lung Transplantation.  Ann Thorac Surg. Vol. pii: S0003-4975(15)00625-6., no. June: edoi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.04.022. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Sheikh SI, Long FR, Flucke R, Ryan-Wenger NA, Hayes D Jr, McCoy KS. 2015. Changes in Pulmonary Function and Controlled Ventilation-High Resolution CT of Chest After Antibiotic Therapy in Infants and Young Children with Cystic Fibrosis.  Lung. Vol. 193, no. 3. (March): 421-8..
  • Sheikh,SI; Long,FR; McCoy,KS; Johnson,T; Ryan-Wenger,N,A; Hayes,D. 2015. Ivacaftor improves appearance of sinus disease on computerised tomography in cystic fibrosis patients with G551D mutation.  CLINICAL OTOLARYNGOLOGY. Vol. 40, no. 1. (February): 16-21.
  • Kirkby S, Hayes D Jr, Ginn-Pease M, Gatz J, Wisely CE, Lind M, Elmaraghy C, Ryan-Wenger N, Sheikh SI. 2015. Identification of New Bacterial and Fungal pathogens on Surveillance Bronchoscopy Prior to Sinus Surgery in patients with Cystic Fibrosis.  Pediatric Pulmonology. Vol. 50, no. 2. (February): 137-43.
  • Sheikh S, Gemma S, Patel A. 2015. Factors associated with low bone mineral density in patients with cystic fibrosis.  J Bone Miner Metab. Vol. 33, no. 2. (February): 180-5.
  • Hayes D; Long, FR; Ryan-Wenger NA; Sheikh,SI. 2014. Pulmonologist Versus Radiologist Interpretation of Cystic Fibrosis on CT Imaging.  LUNG. Vol. 192, no. 5. (October): 637-638.
  • Hayes D; McCoy KS; Sheikh SI. 2014. Resolution of Cystic Fibrosis-related Diabetes with lvacaftor Therapy.  AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. Vol. 190, no. 5. (September): 590-591.
  • Sheikh,Shahid,I; McCoy,Karen; Ryan-Wenger,Nancy,A; Patel,Alpa; Kirkby,Stephen. 2014. Lobectomy in patients with cystic fibrosis.  CANADIAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL. Vol. 21, no. 4. (July): E63-E66.
  • Pitts J, Sheikh S. 2014. Omalizumab in Children with Moderate to Severe Asthma, Allergic Asthma, Our Limited Experience.  Clinical Pulmonary Medicine. Vol. .21, no. 6. (June): 247-250.
  • Hayes D, Long FR, McCoy KS, Sheikh SI. 2014. CT imaging of pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis on ivacaftor therapy.  Lung. Vol. 192, no. 5. (May): 823-4.
  • Hayes D Jr, Long FR, McCoy KS, Sheikh S. 2014. Improvement of bronchiectasis on CT imaging in a pediatric patient with cystic fibrosis on ivacaftor therapy.  Respiration. Vol. 88, no. 4. (April): e345.
  • Hayes D Jr, McCoy KS, Sheikh S. 2014. Improvement of sinus disease in cystic fibrosis with ivacaftor therapy.  Am J Respir Crit Care Med. Vol. 190, no. 4. (April): e468.
  • Sheikh S, Ryan-Wenger N, McCoy K, Kirkby S. 2014. Role of Lobectomy in Cystic Fibrosis.  Can Respir J.. Vol. 21, no. 4. (April): e63-6.
  • Sheikh S, Ryan-Wenger N, McCoy K, Kirkby S. 2014. Role of Lobectomy in Cystic Fibrosis.  Accepted for publication in Canadian Respiratory Journal ( Dec 2013). Vol. Can Respir J. 2014 Feb 12., no. February: epii:16055. (E pub ahead of print ) PMID: 24524113.
  • Sheikh S, Long F, Johnson T, Ryan-Wenger N, McCoy K, Hayes D. 2014. Computed tomography correlates with improvement with ivacaftor in cystic fibrosis patients with G551D mutation.  J Cyst Fibros. Vol. 14, no. 1. (January): 84-9.
  • Kopp BT, Rosen KL, O'Donovan, Sheikh S,. 2014. Cardiac Fibroma, Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Course and Persistent Pneumonia in a Patient with Gorlin Syndrome.  Pediatric Pulmonary. Vol. ;49, no. January: :E7-E9.
  • Sheikh,Shahid; Ryan-Wenger,Nancy; Patel,Alpa; McCoy,Karen; Kirkby,Stephen. 2013. Lobectomy in Cystic Fibrosis.  CHEST. Vol. 144, no. 4. (October).
  • Sheikh S; Pitts J; Ryan-Wenger N; McCoy K. A Screening Tool Based on Symptoms to Identify Children at Risk for Asthma in the Community.  J Asthma.
  • Sheikh,Shahid; Pitts,Judy; Ryan-Wenger,Nancy; McCoy,Karen. 2013. In Children With Family History of Asthma, Does Gender Increase Their Risk for Asthma.  CHEST. Vol. 144, no. 4. (October).
  • Sheikh,Shahid; Pitts,Judy; Ryan-Wenger,Nancy; McCoy,Karen. Differences in Asthma Prevalence in Different Ethnic Groups May in Part Be Related to Presence or Absence of Pets at Home.  Lung.
  • Sheikh,Shahid,I; Ryan-Wenger,Nancy,A; McCoy,Karen,S. 2013. Outcomes of surgical management of severe GERD in patients with cystic fibrosis.  PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY. Vol. 48, no. 6. (June): 556-562.
  • Sheikh S, Ryan-Wenger N, McCoy K. 2013. Nissen Fundoplication in patients with Cystic Fibrosis.  Pediatric Pulmonology. Vol. 48, no. 6. (June): 556-62.
  • Sheikh S, Khan N, McCoy K. 2013. Demographics, Clinical Course, and Outcomes of Children with Status Asthmaticus Treated in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: 8-Year Review.  J Asthma. Vol. 50, no. 4. (April): 364-369.
  • Sheikh S, Chrysler M, McCoy K,. 2012. Asthma Care Community Program Focusing on Primary Care Education: Train the Trainer.  Chest. Vol. ., no. December: e..
  • Shahid Sheikh, Karen Mccoy. 2008. Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis. In Pediatric Respiratory Diseases 2nd edition. Edited by Lynn M. Taussig.
  • Sheikh,S,I; Pines,D,J; Ray,P,S; Wood,K,S; Lovellette,M,N; Wolff,M,T. 2006. Spacecraft navigation using x-ray pulsars. In AAS/AIAA 14th Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
  • Sheikh S, Castile R, Hayes J, McCoy K, Eid NS. 2003. Assessing Bronchodilator Responsiveness in Infants Using Partial Expiratory Flow-Volume Curves.  Pediatric Pulmonology.. Vol. 36, no. January: 196-201.
  • Eid N, Morton RL, Olds B, Clark P, Sheikh S, Looney S. 2002. Decreased morning serum cortisol levels in children with asthma treated with inhaled Fluticasone Propionate.  Pediatrics. Vol. 109, no. January: 217-221.
  • Sheikh,S; Null,D; Gentile,D; Bimle,C; Skoner,D; McCoy,K; Guthrie,R. 2001. Urinary leukotriene E-4 excretion during the first month of life and subsequent bronchopulmonary dysplasia in premature infants.  CHEST. Vol. 119, no. 6. (June): 1749-1754.
  • Sheikh S, Allen E, Shell R, Hruschak J, Iram D, Castile R, McCoy K. 2001. Chronic Aspiration without Gastroesophageal Reflux as a Cause of Chronic Respiratory Symptoms in Neurologically Normal Infants.  Chest.. Vol. 120, no. January: 1190-1195.
  • Sheikh S, Null D, Gentile D, Skoner D, McCoy K, Guthrie R. 2001. Urinary Leukotriene E4 excretion in Premature Infants During First Month of life.  Chest.. Vol. 119, no. January: 1749-1754.
  • Morton RL, Sheikh S, Corbett ML, Eid NS. 2001. Evaluation of the Wheezy Infant.  Ann Allergy & Asthma Immunol.. Vol. 86, no. January: 251-256.
  • Sheikh,S; Stephen,T,C; Eid,N. 2000. To the editor: Gastroesophageal reflux in infants with wheezing - The authors respond.  PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY. Vol. 29, no. 6. (June): 481-482.
  • Sheikh S, Goldsmith LJ, Eid N. 2000. Oral-Steroid sparing effect of Inhaled Fluticasone propionate in children with steroid-dependent asthma.  Pediatrics & Child Health.. Vol. 5, no. 3. (January): 156-160.
  • Sheikh S, Stephen TC, Fraser A, Eid N. 2000. Risk Factors for Apparent Life Threatening Episodes (ALTE) in Infants.  Clinical Pulmonary Medicine.. Vol. 7, no. 2. (January): 81-84.
  • Sheikh S, Nagaraj HS, Madden R. 2000. Congenital Long Segment Tracheal Stenosis presenting with Tachypnea and Tachycardia.  Pediatrics & Child Health. Vol. 5, no. 5. (January): 269-272.
  • Sheikh S, Stephen TC, Eid N. 2000. Twenty-four hour esophageal pH monitoring and wheezing. Response to the letter to the editor.  Pediatric Pulmonology. Vol. 29, no. January: 481-482.
  • Eid N, Yandell B. Howell L, Burmester J, Eddy M. Sheikh S. 2000. Can Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) predicts airflow obstruction in children with severe asthma?.  Pediatrics. Vol. 105, no. January: 354-358.
  • Sheikh,S; Sisson,B; Senler,S,O; Eid,N. 1999. Moderate hemoptysis of unknown etiology.  PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY. Vol. 27, no. 5. (May): 351-355.
  • Sheikh S, Stephen TC, Howell L, Eid N. 1999. Silent Gastro-esophageal Reflux in Infants with persistent wheezing.  Pediatric Pulmonology.. Vol. 116, no. January: 52-58.
  • Sheikh S, Goldsmith J, Eid N. 1999. Comparison of Pulmonary Function Tests between Infants exposed to maternal smoking and infants with family history of Asthma.  Chest.. Vol. 116, no. January: 52-58.
  • Ramsey BW, Pepe MS, Quan JM, Otto KL, Montgomery AB, Williams-Warren J, Vasiljev-K M, Borowitz D, Bowman CM, Marshall BC, Marshall S, Smith AL. 1999. Intermittent administration of inhaled tobramycin in patients with cystic fibrosis. The cystic fibrosis inhaled tobramycin study group, local co. investigator.  New Engl J Med..
  • Langford JS. Sheikh S. 1999. An Adolescent case of Sulfhemoglobinemia associated with N-acetyl Cystine and Metoclopramide.  Annals of Emergency Medicine.. Vol. 34, no. January: 538-541.
  • Sheikh S, Goldsmith LJ, Eid N. 1999. Comparison of the Efficacy of Inhaled Fluticasone propionate 880 ug/day with Triamcinolone Acetonide 900ug/day in moderate to severe persistent asthma.  Pediatric Asthma, Allergy & Immunology.. Vol. 13, no. 3. (January): 133-139.
  • Sheikh S, Stephen TC, Sisson B. 1999. Prevalence of Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants with Recurrent Brief Apneic Episodes.  Canadian Respiratory journal.. Vol. 6, no. 5. (January): 401-404.
  • Sheikh S, Goldsmith LJ, Howell L, Burmester J, Eid N. 1999. Comparison of the Efficacy of Inhaled Fluticasone propionate 880 ug/day with Flunisolide 1500ug/day in Moderate to Severe Persistent Asthma.  Annals of Allergy & Asthma and Clinical Immunology.. Vol. 83, no. January: 300-304.
  • Sheikh S, Sisson B, Senler S, Eid N. 1999. Moderate Hemoptysis with pulmonary bleeding of unknown etiology.  Pediatric Pulmonology.. Vol. 27, no. January: 351-355.
  • Sheikh S, Goldsmith LJ, Howell L, Hamlyn J, Eid N. 1999. Lung Function in Infants with Wheezing and Gastro-esophageal Reflux.  Pediatric Pulmonology.. Vol. 27, no. January: 236-241.
  • Sheikh S, Madiraju K, Qazi Q, Rao M. 1998. Improved Morbidity with the Use of Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (N-CPAP) in I-Cell Disease.  Pediatric Pulmonology.. Vol. Unknown, no. 25. (January): 128-129.
  • Sheikh S, Stephen TC, Eid N. 1998. The use of Omeprazole in Infants with Gastro-esophageal Reflux-induced Wheezing.  Pediatric Asthma, Allergy and Immunology.. Vol. 12, no. 1. (January): 43-48.
  • Sheikh S, Madiraju K, Steiner P, Rao M. 1997. Bronchiectasis in Pediatric AIDS.  Chest.. Vol. 112, no. 5. (January): 1202-1207.
  • Sheikh S, Steiner Phillip, Rao Madu. 1997. The role of Residential Treatment Centers in the Care of Inner City Children with Intractable Asthma.  Pediatric Asthma, Allergy and Immunology.. Vol. 11, no. 1. (January): 39-44.
  • Sheikh,S; Kumar,N; Zitt,M; Bouboulis,D; Wang,S,F; Pahwa,S; Frieri,M. 1997. Interleukin-4 production in asthmatic patients during allergen immunotherapy: A preliminary study.  PEDIATRIC ASTHMA ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY. Vol. 11, no. 1. (January): 17-22.
  • Sheikh S, Zitt M, Bouboulis D, Pahwa S, Frieri M. 1997. Interleukin-4 Modulation in Atopic Asthmatics with Allergen Immunotherapy.  Pediatric Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. Vol. 11, no. 1. (January): 17-22.
  • Soe T, Rong H, Naoki O, Romano J, Wang X, Sheikh S, Pahwa S. 1997. Cytokine Pattern in Relation to Disease Progression in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Children.  al of Infectious Diseases. Vol. 175, no. January: 47-56.
  • Sheikh S, Pahwa S, Zitt M, Bouboulis D, Pahwa S, Frieri M. 1996. Modulation of Cytokine Production During Immunotherapy in Atopic Asthmatics: A Potential Role for Cytokine Antagonists. A Preliminary Study.  Pediatric Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. Vol. 10, no. January: 163-170.
  • Sheikh S, Bakshi S, Pahwa S. 1996. Outcome and Survival in HIV Infected Infants with Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia and Respiratory Failure.  Pediatric AIDS and HIV Infection. Vol. 7, no. 3. (January): 155-163.
  • Bakshi S, Sheikh S, Paul M, Teteli S, Wang Z, Pahwa S. 1994. Immune Abnormalities suggestive of Pediatric AIDS Without Evidence of Human Immune Deficiency Virus 1 and 2.  Pediatric AIDS and HIV Infection. Vol. 5, no. January: 190-195.
  • Sheikh S, McCoy K. 0. Nissen Fundoplication in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis.  Pediatric Pulmonary. April 2012.
  • Sheikh S, Chrysler M, Ryan-Wenger N, McCoy K. Improving Adherence to Asthma Care Guidelines in Primary Care.  J asthma.
  • Hayes D Jr, Warren PS, McCoy KS, Sheikh SI. Improvement of Hepatic Steatosis in Cystic Fibrosis with Ivacaftor Therapy.  J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr..
  • Sheikh S, Khan N, McCoy K. 0. Clinical Course and Outcomes of Children With Status Asthmaticus Treated in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: 8 Years Experience.  Chest April 2012.
  • Sheikh S, Long F, Flucke R, Ryan-Wenger N, McCoy K. Changes in Pulmonary Function Tests following antibiotics in Infants with Pulmonary Exacerbation of Cystic Fibrosis.  Lung.
  • Sheikh SI, Pitts J, Ryan-Wenger NA, McCoy KS, Hayes D Jr. Screening high-risk children for asthma through a community intervention.  J Asthma.
  • Sheikh S, Gemma S, Patel A. Factors Associated with Low Bone Mineral Density in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis.  Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism, Accepted for publication (Dec, 2013).
  • Pitts J, Sheikh S. Omalizumab in Children with Moderate to Severe Asthma, Allergic Asthma. Our Limited Experience.  Clinical Pulmonary Medicine, Accepted for publication (Nov, 2013).
  • Sheikh S, Long F, Johnson T, Ryan-Wenger N, McCoy K. Clinical use of Ivacaftor (Kalydeco) in patients with Cystic Fibrosis.  submitted for Publication in AJRCCM, (Dec, 2013).
  • Sheikh S, Chrysler M, Ryan-Wenger N, McCoy K. Improving Adherence to Asthma Care Guidelines in Primary Care.  Submitted for publication in Pediatirc Pulmonology 2013.
  • Kirkby S, McCoy K, Sheikh S,. Benefit of Surveillance Bronchoalveolar lavage Cultures obtained during Sinus Surgery in patients with Cystic Fibrosis.  Pediatric Pulmonary.
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