Noor M Kassira, MD

Specialties
Pediatric General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
Primary Office
Address 1150 N 35th Avenue
Suite 555
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone: 954-265-0072
Fax: 954-981-0188
Alternate Location
Address 1951 SW 172 Avenue
Suite 204
Miramar, FL 33029
Phone: 954-265-0072
Fax: 954-981-0188

About Me

I am a pediatric general and thoracic surgeon at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. I perform a wide variety of pediatric surgical procedures, including minimally invasive surgery. I have a particular interest in neonatal congenital anomalies, pediatric oncology and pediatric trauma.

I was inspired to pursue a career in medicine by watching many of my family members, who have been involved in the medical field. I have always loved children and love that as a pediatric surgeon, I am able to use my abilities to help them improve their health and feel better – especially when they are going through a challenging time.

One of my favorite parts of my job is working with families as I treat and care for a child. I approach each case as if I were treating one of my own family members.

In addition to patient care, I'm also a passionate advocate of pediatric trauma and injury prevention. I believe that the best way to make a lasting difference is to educate parents, families and communities about injury prevention, such as the importance of seat belts, helmets, gun safety, etc.

Before joining Memorial, I worked at University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, where I served as the interim director of pediatric surgery, assistant professor of surgery and pediatrics and director of pediatric trauma.

Related Medical Services

Education

Education
  • University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine, 2004
Internships
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2008, Surgery
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital - Division Of Ob/Gyn, 2005, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Residencies
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2012, Surgery
  • St Christopher's Hospital For Children, 2014, Pediatric Surgery
Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery-Pediatric Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery-Surgery
Languages
  • Spanish

Professional Highlights

Awards

  • SEEDS (Spotting Employees Exceeding Departmental Standards) Award:  St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children/ Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, February 2013
  • Interdepartmental Developmental Research Grant Winner: Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, University of Miami, July 2006
  • Invention Recognition Program Award Winner University of Miami, May 2007

Professional Organizations

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association
  • Pediatric Trauma Society
  • Florida Associations of Pediatric Surgery
  • Children’s Oncology Group
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi
 

Research

I have been involved in clinical research throughout my training and career in medicine. My current research interests include pediatric trauma.

Past research projects include: 

  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Department of Surgery:  Vascular Biology Institute University of Miami School of Medicine, Diabetic Wound Healing and the role of matrix metalloproteinases 2005-2007
  • Research Assistant:  University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development Dept. of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics Thesis: DNA Mutation Detection of Three Rare Genetic Diseases 1997-2000
  • Research Assistant:  University of Miami, Dept. of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine - “My Health is Worth It” March of Dimes Study Aimed at chronically ill youth pregnancy prevention -Multimedia Approach  to Pregnancy Prevention (MAPP) project, aimed at chronically ill adolescent youths -School Wellness Initiative — grant completion to open more school health clinics

Presentations

  • Pediatric Trauma Update Day, Special Considerations in Pediatric Trauma, Tampa General Hospital, October 26, 2018
  • Car Seat Education Segment, Fox 13 Tampa, FL, September 23, 2018
  • EMS Symposium of Manatee County, “Trauma in the Pediatric Patient”  Bradenton, FL September 20, 2018
  • Stop the Bleed Education Segment, Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend Show, ABC Tampa, March 30, 2018
  • Public Service Announcement (PSA) for all Hillsborough county public schools, Hillsborough County Sheriff Office Prom Night Planned Right, 2017
  • Pediatric Trauma Update Day, Pediatric Trauma and Shock, Tampa General Hospital, October 27, 2017
  • Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, “Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants and Children,” University of South Florida, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL November 23, 2015
  • Grand Rounds, Department of Pediatrics, “Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants and Children,” University of South Florida, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL October 29, 2015
  • CME Presentation, “Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants and Children”,  Lakeland, FL October 21, 2015
  • Society of Pediatric Nurses Conference, “Surgical Considerations in Neonates and Children”, St Joseph’s Hospital, Tampa, FL October 10, 2015
  • EMS Week Symposium of Polk County, “Trauma in the Pediatric Patient” Winter Haven, FL May 21, 2015

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