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Ziauddin Ahmed

Ziauddin Ahmed, MD

Professor


Department: Medicine: Division of Nephrology & Hypertension

Practices: Drexel Nephrology

Specialties: Nephrology

Education

  • MD - Dacca Medical College, Bangladesh

Awards & Honors

  • Bangladesh Medical Association of North America Lifetime Achievement Award (2011)
  • Bangladesh National Kidney Foundation award for initiating CAPD in Bangladesh (2009)
  • Bangladesh Red Cross (Red Crescent) award for improving health care in Bangladesh (2008)
  • Award for outstanding leadership by Bangladesh Community of Pennsylvania (2007)
  • Award for outstanding president by Bangladesh Medical Association of North America (2005)
  • Dr. Charles Swartz Award for excellent teaching and commitment, Division of Nephrology, Drexel University College of Medicine (2004)
  • Outstanding leadership by American Association of Pakistani Physician of North America (2004)
  • Outstanding leadership by Sylhet Osmany Medical College Alumni USA (2004)

Ziauddin Ahmed, MD, FACP, is a nephrologist practicing in Center City Philadelphia and the medical director of the dialysis unit at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is board certified in nephrology, internal medicine, critical care medicine and geriatrics.

Dr. Ahmed has a particular interest in invasive nephrology, including temporary dialysis catethers, permacath, ultrasound and renal biopsy.

In the Media

Clinical Services

Chronic kidney disease, Hypertension, Kidney stones, Interventional nephrology, Vascular access, Peritoneal dialysis, Diabetic kidney disease

Fellowships

  • Nephrology - Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine - Mercy Catholic Medical Center

Internships

  • Dacca Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh

Ziauddin Ahmed, MD, FACP is a professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension.

Research Overview

Dr. Ahmed's research interests include chronic kidney disease, vascular access and intensive care unit nephropathy.

Publications

Selected Recent Publications

"Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia in renal transplant patients"
Ahmed Z, Kumar A
Dialysis & Transplantation, 39(10): 449-451, October 2010

"Cost analysis of continuous renal replacement and extended hemodialysis"
Ahmed Z, Gillibert S, Krevolin L
Dialysis & Transplantation, 38(12): 500-503, December 2009

"Chemotherapy- associated renal dysfunction"
Sahni V, Chowdhury D, Ahmed Z
Nat Clin Pract Nephrol; 5:450-462, 2009

"Management of diabetes in CKD patients"
Ahmed Z, Simmon B, Choudhury D
Postgrad Med.; 121:52-60, 2009

"Ace-Inhibitors Maintain Polytetrafluroethylene Graft Patency"
Sajgure A, Choudhury A, Ahmed Z, Choudhury, D
Nephrol Dial Transplant; 22(5):1390-1398, 2007

"Drug-associated renal dysfunction and injury"
Devasmita Choudhury, MD, Ziauddin Ahmed, MD 
Nature Clinical Practice Nephrology, 2, 80-91, 2006

Presentations

Recent Clinical Research Presentations

"Hemodialysis  improved  CO2 narcosis in mixed Metabolic alkalosis  and Respiratory acidosis"
Shamik Bhadra, Ziauddin Ahmed
American Society of Nephrology annual meeting, San Diego, Calif., October 31 to November 4, 2012

"Fistula Failure Leads to AV Grafts: Need for Re-evaluation of CMS Standards "
Shamick Bhadra, Maliha Ahmed, Jaques Rached, Ziauddin Ahmed
American Society of Nephrology annual meeting , San Diego, Calif., October 31 to November 4, 2012

"Egg club initiative did not improve serum albumin level in ESRD patients"
Shamik Bhadra, Hiral Desai, Linda Feder, Ziauddin Ahmed
National Kidney Foundation annual meeting, Washington, D.C., May 9-13, 2012

"Assessment of cost effectiveness of aquapheresis in CHF patients"
Hasan Arif, Walter Shakespeare, Irfan Ahmed, Nauman Shahid, Ziauddin Ahmed
National Kidney Foundation annual meeting, Washington, D.C., May 9-13, 2012

"Aquapheresis is associated with declined in renal function in CHF patients"
Walter Shakespeare, Hasan Arif, Irfan Ahmed, Nauman Shahid, Ziauddin Ahmed
National Kidney Foundation annual meeting, Washington, D.C., May 9-13, 2012

"Transition from three times a week IV to once a week S/C Epoetin administration leads to significant reduction in Epoetin dose prescription while maintaining Hb in target range"
Irfan Ahmed, Sandeep Aggarwal, M. W. Khattak,  Ziauddin Ahmed, Ami Patel
National Kidney Foundation annual meeting, Washington, D.C., May 9-13, 2012

"A comparison between kidney allograft biopsies performed by nephrologists and interventional radiologist"
Irfan Ahmed, Dimal Shah, Hiral Desai, Sandeep Aggarwal, M. W. Khattak, Alden Doyle, Ziauddin Ahmed
National Kidney Foundation annual meeting, Washington, D.C., May 9-13, 2012

"A cost comparison between kidney allograft biopsies performed by nephrologists and interventional radiologists"
Irfan Ahmed, Hiral Desai, Sandeep Aggarwal, Dimal Shah, Alden Doyle, Karthik Ranganna, Ziauddin Ahmed
National Kidney Foundation annual meeting, Washington, D.C., May 9-13, 2012

"Interarm BP difference is higher in inpatients with HTN and CKD"
Usman Lone, Hina M. Lone, Veeraish Chauhan, Karthik Ranganna, Ziauddin Ahmed
National Kidney Foundation meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2011

"Modest Paracentesis in cirrhotic patients has no effect on renal function"
Mohit Gupta, Yevgeniy Latyshev, Mailha Ahmed, Rouzbeh Afsari, Neha Bansal, Shahid Nauman, Prasanna Srinagesh, Ziauddin Ahmed
National Kidney Foundation meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2011

"Short term oral high protein supplement failed to improve hypoalbuminemia in Dialysis patients"
Sandeep Agarwal,  Maliha Ahmed, Stephnie Tzarnas, Simi Shahabdeen, Ziauddin Ahmed
National Kidney Foundation meeting,  Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2011

Recent International Presentations

"Challenges in hypertension management"
BMA Annual Convention, Manhattan, July 3, 2011

"Water-borne diseases and medical waste management"
International Urban Development Seminar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 8, 2011

"Bioethics basics"
Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh, January 3, 2011

"Quality Assurance in Medicine"
"Hypertensive Emergency"
3rd International Emergency Medicine Seminar in Bangladesh, 2010

"Hypertensive Emergency"
"Volume Replacement"
2nd International Emergency Medicine Seminar in Bangladesh, 2009

"Placement and management of central lines"
Grand rounds at Square Hospital Bangladesh, August 12, 2008

Recent Invited Presentations

"Hemodialysis Vascular Access: Fistula, Graft and Catheters"
Delaware Valley First-Year Renal Fellow Summer Symposium, July 7, 2009

"Management of Sodium and Potassium Disorders"
Internal Medicine Board Review Course, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2009

"Hemodialysis Vascular Access: Vascular Catheters"
Delaware Valley First-Year Renal Fellow Summer Symposium, July 7, 2008


Contact Information


Practice Office

Drexel Nephrology
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215.762.2688
Fax: 215.762.1904