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Nicholas Obiri, MD

Nicholas Obiri

Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

about me
about me
Clinical Interests
  • Non-invasive mechanical ventilation
  • MD, School of Medical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, NY

Board Certification
  • Pediatrics
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    • Section on International Child Health
    • Section on International Medical graduates
    • Pennsylvania Chapter

Treatment Philosophy
Compassionate care with a smile. Every newborn deserves a fair chance regardless of gestational age.


Office Locations

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

160 E. Erie Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19134

Phone: 215-427-5000

Selected Publications

Transposition of the great arteries in a neonate with Klinefelter syndrome-an incidental finding or a true association. Liu, J., Moulick, A., Mesia, C. I., Ge, S., Obiri, N.,Anderson, C. E.; Am. J. Med. Genet. A. 2014 Oct 24. Structure of and signal transduction through interleukin-4 and interleukin-13 receptors (review).Murata, T., Obiri, N. I., Puri, R. K.; Int J Mol Med. 1998 Mar.

Receptor for interleukin 13 on AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma cells serves as a new target for a potent Pseudomonas exotoxin-based chimeric toxin protein. Husain, S. R., Obiri, N. I., Gill, P., Zheng, T., Pastan, I., Debinski, W., Puri, R. K.; Clin Cancer Res. 1997 Feb.

Novel anti-brain tumor cytotoxins specific for cancer cells. Debinski, W., Gibo, D. M., Obiri, N. I., Kealiher, A., Puri, R. K.; Nat Biotechnol. 1998 May.

Structure of IL-13 receptor: analysis of subunit composition in cancer and immune cells. Murata, T., Obiri, N. I., Debinski, W., Puri, R. K.; Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1997 Sep 8.

Modulation of interleukin (IL)-13 binding and signaling by the gammac chain of the IL-2 receptor. Obiri, N. I., Murata, T., Debinski, W., Puri, R. K.; J Biol Chem. 1997 Aug 8.

Human ovarian-carcinoma cell lines express IL-4 and IL-13 receptors: comparison between IL-4- and IL-13-induced signal transduction. Murata, T., Obiri, N. I., Puri, R. K.; Int J Cancer. 1997 Jan 17.

The IL-13 receptor structure differs on various cell types and may share more than one component with IL-4 receptor. Obiri, N. I., Leland, P., Murata, T., Debinski, W., Puri, R. K.; J Immunol. 1997 Jan 15.