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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

Treatment Philosophy

Give priority to patient's medical need, safety, internal values and informed choices so patients become active participant in their care.

All health care providers will be trained to provide respectful and supportive environment.

I like to provide best experience, trust, transparency and healing.

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.