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Nuzhat A. Ahmad, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Associate Director, Endoscopy, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Endoscopy Continuous Quality Improvement, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Medical Residency Director for Gastroenterology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Co-Director, PENN Pancreatic Cyst Program
Co-Director, Quality Improvement and Delivery Sciences Program
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3 Ravdin
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-4678
Fax: 215-349-5915
St. Joseph College, Karachi, 1983.
Dow Medical College, Karachi, 1990.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan , 1990-1991.
Resident in Medicine, Institute of Urology & Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan , 1991-1992.
Intern in Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1993-1994.
Resident in Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1994-1996.
General Internal Medicine Fellow, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1996-1997.
Gastroenterology Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 1997-2000.
Advanced Endoscopy Fellow , University of Pennsylvania, 2000-2001.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Disease of the pancreas
Disease of the biliary system
Endoscopic ultrasound

Selected Publications

Stephen Kim, MD, Geoffrey Spencer, MD, George A. Makar, MD, Nuzhat A. Ahmad, MD, David L. Jaffe, MD, Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD, Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, PhD, Michael L. Kochman, MD: Lack of Discriminatory Function for Endoscopy Skills on a Computer-based Simulator. Surgical Endoscopy May 2010.

Danny Oh, Michael L Kochman, Nuzhat A. Ahmad, Gregory G Ginsberg: Clinical outcomes after self-expanding plastic stent placement for refractory benign esophageal strictures. Digestive Diseases and Sciences 55(5): 1344, May 2010.

Nuzhat A. Ahmad: Print and Media Review: Endoscopic Ultrasonography. Gastroenterology 138(5): 2020-2021, May 2010.

Stephen Kim, Prashant S. Kedia, David L. Jaffe and Nuzhat A. Ahmad : Impact of Capsule Endoscopy Findings on Patient Outcomes Digestive Diseases and Sciences 54(11): 2441-2448, November 2009.

Asif Khalid, Maliha Zahid, Sydney D. Finkelstein, Julia K. LeBlanc, Neeraj Kaushik, Nuzhat Ahmad, William R. Brugge, Steven A. Edmundowicz, Robert H. Hawes, Kevin M. McGrath : Pancreatic cyst fluid DNA analysis in evaluating pancreatic cysts: a report of the PANDA study. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 69(6): 1095-1102, May 2009.

Lee, C J. Scheiman, J. Anderson, M A. Hines, O J. Reber, H A. Farrell, J. Kochman, M L. Foley, P J. Drebin, J. Oh, Y S. Ginsberg, G. Ahmad, N. Merchant, N B. Isbell, J. Parikh, A A. Stokes, J B. Bauer, T. Adams, R B. Simeone, D M.: Risk of malignancy in resected cystic tumors of the pancreas < or =3 cm in size: is it safe to observe asymptomatic patients? A multi-institutional report. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 12(2): 234-42, Feb 2008.

Wang, Andrew Y. Ahmad, Nuzhat A. Zaidman, Jeffrey S. Brensinger, Colleen M. Lewis, James D. Long, William B. Kochman, Michael L. Ginsberg, Gregory G.: Endoluminal resection for sessile neoplasia in the GI tract is associated with a low recurrence rate and a high 5-year survival rate. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 68(1): 160-9, Jul 2008.

Ahmad NA, Iqbal N, Joyce A.: Clinical impact of capsule endoscopy on management of gastrointestinal disorders. Clinical Gastro Hepatology 6(4): 433-437, 2008.

Wang A, Ahmad NA, Zaidman J, Kochman ML, Ginsberg GG: Endoluminal resection for sessile neoplasms in the gastrointestinal tract is associated with a low recurrence rate and a high five-year survival rate. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 65(5): W1259, 2007.

Young SO, Kochman ML, Ahmad NA, Ginsberg GG: Clinical outcomes after Polyflex stent placement for refractory benign esophageal stricture. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 65(5): S1278, 2007.

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