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Ziauddin Ahmed, MD, FASN

Professor, Clinical Medicine

Ziauddin Ahmed
For Patients
About Me

Clinical Interests

  • General nephrology
  • Dialysis (hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis)
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Critical care nephrology
  • Vascular access

Research Interests

  • Critical care nephrology and CRRT
  • Vascular access
  • Far infra red therapy in dialysis patients
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Global health

Personal Statement

My treatment philosophy consists of giving priority to all patients' medical needs, including their safety and values. I strive to help patients make informed choices so that they can be active participants in their care. I like to give the best experience for my patients, which includes trust, transparency and healing. All healthcare providers should provide both a respectful and supportive environment.

Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Nephrology, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Darby, PA
  • MD, Dacca Medical College, Bangladesh

Additional Training

  • Dr. Ahmed is a Certified Hypertension Specialist – a physician with expert skills in and knowledge of the management of clinical hypertension and related disorders.


  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology


  • American Society of Nephrology
  • Bangladesh Medical Association of North America

Honors & Awards

  • Ellis Island Medal of Honor, 2017

Selected Publications

Ahmed, Z. Choudhury, D, Lee, J. * Peritoneal Dialysis in End stage Renal Failure. Veterans Health System Journal. July- August 1997. Pp. 39-43

Lamdan,Ruth, Ahmed,Z, Lee,J. *General Anesthesia: An Extreme form of chemical and physical restrain. Health care ethics Committee Forum. Volume 10 Nos.3-4. Pp 317 - 322. 1998

Zafar-Khan,F. Ahmed,Z. Lee,J. Elivare,H *Central Line Placement via real-time Ultrasound:The Longitudinal technique. Veterans Health system Journal. October 1999; pp 49-53

Peri.U, Ahmed.Z, Choudhury.D *Introduction and manifestation of Nephrolithiasis Veterans Health System Journal. June 2000;pp 27-30

Peri.U, Ahmed.Z, Choudhury.D Pathogenesis and etiology of Nephrolithiasis. Veterans Health System Journal. July 2000;pp 25-29

Peri U, Ahmed.Z, Choudhury.D *Evaluation of patients with Nephrolithiasis. Veterans Health System Journal. August 2000;pp45-47

Peri U, Ahmed.Z, Choudhury.D *Management of Nephrolithiasis Veterans health System Journal. September 2000 ;pp27-32

Alam, G; Ahsan, CH; Lieb, D; Ahmed Z . Coronary Artery Disease in South Asian Immigrants: A Review: Chest and Heart Journal, Bangladesh. 2002:26(2); 87-93.

Ahmed Z, Gillibert S, Krevolin L Cost analysis of Continuous Renal Replacement and Extended Hemodialysis" Dialysis & Transplantation. Vol 38, issue 12, P 500-5003, December 2009

Hasni K, Ahmed Z 'Kumar A Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia in renal transplant patient: a case report and literature review" Dialysis & Transplantation. Volume 39, issue 10, p 449-451, October 2010

Singh S, Khaur N, Ahmed M, Aggarwal S, Ranganna K, Ahmed Z Physical Health Score Assessment May Not Predict Mental Health Score of Dialysis Patients The Journal of Nephrology Social Work. Volume 41, Issue 2, p 19-21, 2017

Ahmed Z, Evans N, Bhadra S, Ahmed M, Aggarwal S. Utilization of arteriovenous grafts secondary to fistula failure in patients on dialysis Nephrology News and Issues. volume 32,No 9,P24 to 28, September 2018

Agarwal,S, Waqas,J, Sddique,Ahmed Z A comparison between Kidney Allograft Biopsies Performed by Nephrologists and surgeons Versus International Radiologists. Cureus 11(12): e6315. doi:10.7759/cureus.6315 December 06, 2019

Book Chapters:

Lee J, Ahmed Z, The Nephrotic Syndrome: Current Diagnosis, Ninth Edition 1997.Edited: R.Conn,W.Borer,J.Snyder,Publisher: W.B.Saunders Company Pp.1082-1084 Ahmed Z: Hepatorenal Syndrome. Textbook of Hepato-Gastroenterolgy by Hasan M, Akbar SMF and Mahtab MA. 2015; 330-334.