Highlighted Researcher: Shahzad Ahmed

Shahzad Ahmed

What is your professional background? 
I attended the University of Connecticut for medical school.  Prior to coming to Emory, I completed my internal medicine residency in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a clinical nutrition fellowship at UCLA.

In what division do you work, and who is your mentor? 
I am a first-year clinical fellow in the Division of Digestive Diseases.  I have several research and clinical mentors including Drs. Heba Iskandar, Jason Brown, and Meena Prasad.

Briefly describe your research. Why is it important? 
My research focuses on clinical outcomes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).  I am examining the relationship between nutritional status and adverse clinical outcomes in IBD.  By defining and optimizing measures of malnutrition in IBD, our goal is to improve medical therapy and surgical outcomes.

What do you like most about Emory? 
Emory has one of the largest training programs in the country; it provides great mentorship and a robust clinical experience.

What is your favorite movie or TV show? 
Some of my favorites are Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights, and any Marvel movie.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
My wife and I enjoy exploring various restaurants around Atlanta, hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

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