Meet Shadi R. Jurdi, MD
from Central Ohio Newborn Medicine

Dr. Shadi Jurdi was exposed to the medical profession early in life. Unexpectedly as a teenager, he underwent open heart surgery at The Ohio State University – this is when he first decided to pursue medicine. His dad, a Radiologist, and his mom, a radiology technician, were also very influential in his decision. He states “I always try and put myself in the situation my patients are in and ask – what would I do if this was me or my family member.”

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Dr. Jurdi and his family fled the civil war when he was a small child. After living in Australia for a few years, they resettled in Central Ohio and rebuilt their lives.

Although Dr. Jurdi originally planned to specialize in an adult subspecialty, he chose Neonatology. “I would come home very satisfied—being able to see the babies thrive,” he says. Today he is triple-board certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal medicine.

Dr. Jurdi and his wife, Betsy, reside in Dublin after living in Louisville where he worked in Neonatology at Kosair Children’s Hospital. Dr. Jurdi enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children as well as home renovation, gardening and painting. His younger brother is an accomplished professional who is practicing in administration with his Doctorate in Health Administration.

  • Mount Carmel West Hospital (Level III NICU)
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Level III NICU)
  • OhioHealth Grant Medical Center (Level III NICU)
  • Doctors Hospital (OhioHealth)
  • Marion General Hospital


Fellowship in Neonatology
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, 2015

Residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, 2012


Medical School
Saba University School of Medicine, Saba, Netherlands-Antilles, 2008

Undergraduate Studies
The Ohio State University – Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts


  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medince
  • NRP Certified
  • PALS Certified
  • ACLS Certified

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