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Department of Internal Medicine

Cardiovascular Health and Disease

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Saad Ahmad, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine; Interventional Cardiology and Heart Failure/Transplant

Clinical Interest

Cardiology Interventional
Cardiovascular Disease


Interventional Cardiology
Internal Medicine
Heart Failure/Transplant
Cardiovascular Disease

  • Medical Degree: Aga Khan University
  • Residency, Internal Medicine: University of Cincinnati
  • Fellowship, Heart Failure/Transplant: University of Cincinnati
  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease: University of Cincinnati
  • Fellowship, Interventional Cardiology: University of Cincinnati
Board Certifications & Licenses
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology) 10/03/2018
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease) 10/06/2015
  • American Board of Internal Medicine 08/17/2011
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Interventional Cardiology) 10/06/2016
Contact Information
  • Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way, MLC 0542
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Email

Peer Reviewed Publications

Kingsley, Clotilde; Ahmad, Saad; Pappachan, John; Khambekar, Sujata; Smith, Thomas; Gardiner, Diane; Shambrook, James; Baskar, Shankar; Moore, Ryan; Veldtman, Gruschen 2018. Right ventricular contractile reserve in tetralogy of Fallot patients with pulmonary regurgitation. Congenital heart disease, 13 2, 288-294

Ahmad, Saad S; Gerson, Myron C 2017. Sympathetic drive stimulating diastolic dysfunction? Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, ,

Ahmad, Saad; Jamali, Hina K; Waqar, Fahad; Harris, David M 2016. Cardiac Tamponade Physiology Secondary to Tense Ascites. Cardiology, 134 4, 423-5

Ahmad, Saad; Wilt, Heath 2016. Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation and Valvular Heart Disease. The open cardiovascular medicine journal, 10 , 110-6

Ahmad, Saad; Gujja, Pradeep; Naz, Tehmina; Ying, Jun; Dunlap, Stephanie H; Shizukuda, Yukitaka 2015. Clinical significance of left atrial volume in clinical outcomes of heart transplant recipients. Journal of cardiothoracic surgery, 10 , 96

Ahmad, Saad; Bhatti, Sabha; Shizukuda, Yukitaka 2013. Continuing medical education activity in echocardiography. Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.), 30 2, 190

Ahmad, Saad; Bhatti, Sabha; Shizukuda, Yukitaka 2013. Functional assessment of donor and recipient left atrium in heart transplant patients using full-volume three-dimensional echocardiography. Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.), 30 2, 191-5