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Mostafa El-Haddad, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Los Angeles

1953 – 2005


Mostafa El-Haddad, M.D. joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center as a fellow in Maternal-Fetal Medicine in July 1997. He progressed to faculty with an appointment as assistant professor in July 2000. Dr. El-Haddad demonstrated excellence in academic activities with the award of a National Institutes of Health grant in 2002. He was an extraordinarily dedicated and highly productive investigator. In 2004, Dr. El-Haddad was honored by the Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation in their publication of his review article on the “In utero development of fetal thirst and appetite: potential for programming” (El-Haddad et al, J Soc Gynecol Investig, 2004 Apr;11(3):123-30), a topic that was the focus of his studies during the past several years. Dr. El-Haddad contributed importantly to our resident and fellow education program, always keeping us abreast of the literature from around the world, and was an active participant in all departmental activities.


Dr. El-Haddad was a devoted husband and father. His family and faith were prominent in his life. Dr. El-Haddad remained active and involved in his research, and continued to work despite his illness. He passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2005. We will miss him greatly.



Michael G. Ross