Waseem Ahmad, MD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Waseem Ahmad is a gastroenterologist who cares for patients with a broad range of digestive conditions and symptoms, such as heartburn, abdominal pain, changes in bowel habits and gastrointestinal bleeding. He provides colon cancer screening and works with patients on prevention. He also performs diagnostic procedures, including colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), a test that uses an endoscope (a long, flexible tube with a tiny camera) to examine the upper digestive tract.

Ahmad earned his medical degree at Rush Medical College. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of California, San Diego, where he also served as chief fellow.
2022 - Gastroenterology, University of California
2019 - Internal Medicine, University of California
MD, 2016 - , Rush Medical College
BS, 2012 - Chemistry, University of Illinois
  1. Ahmad W, Fehmi SA, Savides TJ, Anand G, Chang MA, Kwong WT. Protocol of early lumen apposing metal stent removal for pseudocysts and walled off necrosis avoids bleeding complications. Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology 2020. PMID: 31942808

  2. Ahmad W, Nguyen NH, Boland BS, Dulai PS, Pride DT, Bouland D, Sandborn WJ, Singh S. Comparison of Multiplex Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel and Conventional Stool Testing for Evaluation of Diarrhea in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Digestive diseases and sciences 2018. PMID: 30361807

  3. Ahmad W, Kwong WT. Boerhaave's Syndrome: A Window to the Heart. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association 2017. PMID: 28893681

  4. Papagiannopoulos D, Whelan P, Ahmad W, Rybak J, Hota B, Deane L, Nehra A. Procalcitonin is a strong predictor of urine culture results in patients with obstructing ureteral stones: A prospective, pilot study. Urology annals 2016. PMID: 27453647

  5. Sharma-Walia N, George Paul A, Patel K, Chandran K, Ahmad W, Chandran B. NFAT and CREB regulate Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus-induced cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2). Journal of virology 2010. PMID: 20943963