Prof. Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed

Professor, Clinical Medicine


Dr. Ahmed is a Professor of Medicine and Nephrology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia and Professor Emeritus, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia. He has trained hundreds of medical students, medical residents, Nephrology fellows, MPH and PhD students since 1986. He is the chairman of Physician panel of Bangladesh Environmental Network (BEN), vice chairman of distressed children and infant international USA. He started Peritoneal dialysis program, established first Infection control program and emergency medicine training program. He initiated Medical education seminar and training jointly with USA based FAIMER/ECFMG. He is the president and founder of Kidney Foundation Sylhet. He had received many awards including President’s Silver Medal Award for Community Service in 2008, Global Health Award, Chairman of Bangladesh Red Cross Award for improving health care in Bangladesh. He has received prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor USA in 2018 for contribution to improve the life of people and society in USA and native country in Bangladesh.
Dr. Ahmed is a Certified Hypertension Specialist – a physician with expert skills in and knowledge of the management of clinical hypertension and related disorders.

Clinical Interests

  1. General nephrology
  2. Dialysis (hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis)
  3. Uncontrolled hypertension
  4. Critical care nephrology
  5. Vascular access

Research Interests

  1. Critical care nephrology and CRRT
  2. Vascular access
  3. Far infra red therapy in dialysis patients
  4. Uncontrolled hypertension
  5. Global health

Personal Statement

Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed treatment philosophy consists of giving priority to all patients’ medical needs, including their safety and values. He strive to help patients make informed choices so that they can be active participants in their care. He likes to give the best experience for his patients, which includes trust, transparency and healing. All healthcare providers should provide both a respectful and supportive environment.