Sumayya Ahmad, MD Email Sumayya Ahmad
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Ophthalmology
- Indian (Punjabi)
- Urdu (Pakistan)
- Hospital Affiliations
- Mount Sinai Queens
- New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
Throughout her training, Dr. Ahmad was the recipient of several competitive awards for research. During medical school, she received several NIH Student Research Fellowships and a Down’s Fellowship for international research in public health. She also received the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health Travel Grant which funded her work at the Aravind Eye Hospital in Tamil Nadu, India. There she evaluated patients and provided manual small incision (SICS) cataract surgery to underserved patients, many of whom had advanced cataracts. In 2016, she was a recipient of the Heed Ophthalmic Fellowship for her achievements in eye research. Dr. Ahmad is a member of the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Having provided medical care in Thailand, Argentina and India, Dr. Ahmad respects and addresses the cultural differences in views toward illness and treatment. She feels privileged to be able to use her skills to restore vision, making a powerful and immediate impact on the quality of a patient’s life.
- Dry Eye Disease
MD, Yale School of Medicine
Internship, Internal Medicine
Mount Sinai St. Luke's
Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins
Fellowship, Cornea, External Diseases
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
English, Indian (Punjabi), Spanish, Urdu (Pakistan)
Ahmad S, Mathews P, Alkarashi M, Hwang F, Ng S. Boston Type 1 Keratoprosthesis versus repeat donor keratoplasty for corneal graft failure — a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Ophth 2016 Jan; 123: 165-77.
Ahmad S, Mathews PM, Srikumaran D, Aldave AJ, Lenis T, Aquavella JV. Outcomes of repeat Boston Type 1 Keratoprosthesis implantation. Am J Ophthalmol 2016 Jan;: 181-187.
Eghrari AO, Ahmad S, Ramulu P, Iliff NT, Akpek EK. The usage of a conjunctival flap to improve retention of Boston Type1 Keratoprosthesis in severe ocular surface disease. Ocul Immunol Inflamm 2015 Sep;: 1-6.
Ahmad S, Chen CJ, Campbell JP. A serous retinal detachment following enucleation. JAMA Ophthalmol 2015 Jun;: 713-4.
Ahmad S, Akpek EK, Gehlbach PL, Dunlap K, Ramulu PY. Predictors of visual outcomes following Boston Type 1 Keratoprosthesis implantation. Am J Ophthalmol 2015 Apr;: 739-47.
Ahmad S, Jun AS, Alkharashi M. Utilizing hardware culture in a case of atypical keratitis. Semin Ophthalmol 2014 May;: 175-7.
Ahmad S, Mehmood J, Awan AB, Zafar ST, Khoshnood K, Khan AA. Female Spouses of IDUs in Pakistan: a bridge population of the HIV epidemic?. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 2011; 17(4).
Advances in ovarian cancer screening: health and medicine for women: a multidisciplinary, evidence-based review of mid-life health concerns. Yale J Biol Med 2011 Mar; 84: 47-9.
Ahmad S. High Yield Systems in Cardiology. In: Le T, Bushan V, editors. First Aid for the USMLE STEP 1. New York, McGraw-Hill; pp209-219.
Ahmad S. High Yield Principles in Pathology. In: Le T, Bushan V, editors. First Aid for the USMLE STEP 1. New York, McGraw-Hill; pp243 -278.
Ahmad S. Inflammatory Granuloma. In: Medina , Townsend , Singh , editors. Retina Manual. New York, Springer;.
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Dr.Ahmad did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2017 and/or 2018: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
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