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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 a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties


  • 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

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Gastroenterology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 4th Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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
  • 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: University of Illinois Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Illinois Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Gastroenterology, National American Gastroenterological Association, National American Gastroenterology Association: Abstract Review Committee ( Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms, IPMN, Neuroendocrine Tumors), National American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, National Delaware Valley Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Local Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Ahmad is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Radnor: Has privileges to perform procedures.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


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 : 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): 1344,2010.

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

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): 2441-2448,2009.

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): 1095-1102,2009.

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): 234-42,2008.

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): 160-9,2008.

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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Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3 Ravdin
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-4678
Fax: (215) 349-5915
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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