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Edgardo Szyld, MD, MSc

Edgardo Szyld, MD, MSc

Professor of Research
Director of Clinical Research, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Associate Vice-Chair of Education, Dept. of Pediatrics

1200 North Everett Drive; ETNP 7504
Oklahoma City, OK 73104


Dr. Szyld's research focus is on Neonatal Resuscitation. His expertise is on multicenter pragmatic clinical trials. Dr. Szyld organized and participated in large studies evaluating different procedures in the Delivery Room leading to change in practice globally. In addition, he participated in large multicenter studies evaluating different strategies to reduce perinatal HIV transmission. Finally, he evaluated the impact of neonatal resuscitation training.

MyNCBI Publications

Academic Section(s):

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


Medical School – University of Buenos Aires Medical School, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1981
Specialist in Neonatology, Argentine Pediatric Society, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1990
Specialist in Perinatal Medicine, Province of Buenos Aires Medical College, Buenos Aires, Argentina  2006
Diploma in Clinical Trials, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom 2010
Master of Science, Clinical Trials, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom 2013

Board Certification(s):

Neonatology, Pediatric Argentinean Society

Clinical/Research Interests:

Dr. Szyld coordinates the clinical research activities in the section providing advice and mentoring on design and conducting clinical studies being instrumental in mentoring and training of young faculty and fellows. He coordinates the multidisciplinary team performing clinical and simulation studies on neonatal resuscitation including ventilatory support, chest compression and monitoring. He performs systematic reviews and meta-analysis and teaches fellows and residents critical appraisal of the literature promoting evidence base medicine.
Dr. Szyld has served on the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, Newborn Subsection since 2003. He has served on the American Heart Association neonatal writing group since 2015 and recently named Co-chair.

Select Honors & Accomplishments:

2018 - Elected American Pediatric Society (APS)
2013 - Visiting Professor, Weston Visiting Professor, St. Thomas Hospital, Kings College, London, United Kingdom
2013 - Best study in Neonatology:  2do Congreso Argentino de Neonatologia Sociedad Argentina de Pediatria
2007 - Best Study: Sociedade de Ginecologistas e Obstetras de Minas Gerais. Society´s Annual Meeting, May 2007
2004 - Elected member of the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR)
2002 - “Perinatology Award Miguel Marguiles Foundation” University of Buenos Aires Accesit, 1996 Best Study: Congreso Paraguayo de Ginecologia y Obstetricia. Asuncion, Paraguay

Select Publications:

  • Trevisanuto, D., Strand, M. L., Kawakami, M. D., Fabres, J., Szyld, E. G., Nation, K., Wyckoff, M. H., Rabi, Y., Lee, H. C., Wyllie, J., Perlman, J. M., Aziz, K., Guinsburg, R., Fernanda de Almeida, M., Kapadia, V., Velaphi, S., Mildenhall, L., Liley, H., Hosono, S., Kim, H.-S., Isayama, T., Roehr, C. C. (2020). Tracheal suctioning of meconium at birth for non-vigorous infants: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Resuscitation. DOI:
  • Szyld, E. G., Aguilar, A., Musante, G. A., Vain, N., Prudent, L., Fabres, J.,  Carlo, W. A. (2014). Comparison of devices for newborn ventilation in the delivery room. The Journal of pediatrics, 165(2), 234-239.e3. PMID: 24690329. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.02.035
  • Escobedo, M. B., Aziz, K., Kapadia, V. S., Lee, H. C., Niermeyer, S., Schmölzer, G. M., Szyld, E. G., Weiner, G. M., Wyckoff, M. H., Yamada, N. K., Zaichkin, J. G. (2019). 2019 American Heart Association Focused Update on Neonatal Resuscitation: An Update to the American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation, 140(24), e922-e930. PMID: 31724451. DOI: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000729
  • Perlman, J. M., Wyllie, J., Kattwinkel, J., Wyckoff, M. H., Aziz, K., Guinsburg, R., Kim, H. S., Liley, H. G., Mildenhall, L., Simon, W. M., Szyld, E. G., Tamura, M., Velaphi, S. (2015). Part 7: Neonatal Resuscitation: 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations. Circulation, 132(16 Suppl 1), S204-41. PMID: 26472855. DOI: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000276