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Nuzhat Ahmad, MD

Nuzhat Ahmad, MD Physician

Associate Director of Endoscopy, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Ahmad is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2000

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Tract Disorders
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)

Description of Clinical Expertise

Disease of the pancreas
Disease of the biliary system
Endoscopic ultrasound
ERCP

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Dow Medical College
Residency:
Residency: University of Illinois Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Illinois Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American College of Gastroenterology, National American Gastroenterological Association, National American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, National Delaware Valley Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Local Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Ahmad is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Not active
  • Penn Medicine Radnor: Not active
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Not active
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Not active

Research

Selected Publications:

Stephen K, Spencer G, Makar GA, Ahmad NA, Jaffe DL, Ginsberg GG, Kuchenbecker KJ, Kochman ML: Lack of Discriminatory Function for Endoscopy Skills on a Computer-based Simulator Surgical Endoscopy 24(12) : 3008-15,2010.

Oh D, Kochman ML, Ahmad NA, Ginsberg GG: Clinical outcomes after self-expanding plastic stent placement for refractory benign esophageal strictures Digestive Diseases and Sciences 55 (5): 1344-1348,2010.

Ahmad NA: Print and Media Review: Endoscopic Ultrasonography Gastroenterology 138 (5): 2020-21,2010.

Kim S, Kedia PS, Jaffe DL, Ahmad NA: Impact of Capsule Endoscopy Findings on Patient Outcomes Digestive Diseases and Sciences 54 (11): 2441-48,2009.

Khalid A, Zahid M, Finkelstein SD, LeBlanc JK, Kaushik N, Ahmad NA, Brugge WR, Edmundowicz SA, Hawes RH, McGrath KM: Pancreatic cyst fluid DNA analysis in evaluating pancreatic cysts: a report of the PANDA study Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 69 (6): 1095-102,2009.

Lee CJ, Scheiman J, Anderson MA, Hines OJ, Reber HA, Farrell J, Kochman ML, Foley PJ, Drebin J, Oh YS, Ginsberg GG, Ahmad NA, Merchant NB, Isbell J, Parikh AA, Stokes JB, Bauer T, Adams RB, Simeone DM: 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): 234-42,2008.

Wang AY, Ahmad NA, Zaidman JS, Brensinger CM, Lewis JD, Long WB, Kochman ML, Ginsberg GG: 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): 160-9,2008.

Ahmad NA, Iqbal N, Joyce A: Clinical impact of capsule endoscopy on management of gastrointestinal disorders Clinical Gastro Hepatology 6 (4): 433-37,2008.

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-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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Academic Contact Info

745 Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
South Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-4678
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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