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Syed Ahmad

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Division of Surgical Oncology
  • Syed Ahmad , MD
  • Professor of Surgery; Director, Division of Surgical Oncology
  • Academic Office:
    Medical Sciences Building
    Room 1466
    231 Albert Sabin Way
    Cincinnati, OH 45267
  • Phone: 513-584-7866
  • Email: syed.ahmad@uc.edu

    Research/Clinical Interests:

  • Gastrointestinal and Pancreaticobiliary Malignancies, Pancreatitis, Islet Cell Transplantation

    Education/Credentials:

  • Bachelor's Degree: Duke University, 1988
  • Medical Degree: University of Maryland, 1992
  • Research Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University , 1996
  • Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia , 1998
  • Fellowship: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2001

Board Certifications & Licenses:

  • Board Certified Diplomate, American Board of Surgery
  • Medical License, State Medical Board of Ohio
  • Special Certification, Society of Surgical Oncology

Peer Reviewed Publications (in chronological order):

  • Xia, B. T., Habib, D. A., Dhar, V. K., Levinsky, N. C., Kim, Y., Hanseman, D. J., Sutton, J. M., Wilson, G. C., Smith, M., Choe, K. A., Sussman, J. J., Ahmad, S. A., & Abbott, D. E. (2016). Early Recurrence and Omission of Adjuvant Therapy after Pancreaticoduodenectomy Argue against a Surgery-First Approach. . Annals of Surgical Oncology.
  • Dhar, V. K., Levinsky, N. C., Xia, B. T., Abbott, D. E., Wilson, G. C., Sussman, J. J., Smith, M. T., Poreddy, S., Choe, K., Hanseman, D. J., Edwards, M. J., & Ahmad, S. A. (2016). The natural history of chronic pancreatitis after operative intervention: The need for revisional operation. . Surgery.
  • Zureikat, A. H., Postlewait, L. M., Liu, Y., Gillespie, T. W., Weber, S. M., Abbott, D. E., Ahmad, S. A., Maithel, S. K., Hogg, M. E., Zenati, M., Cho, C. S., Salem, A., Xia, B., Steve, J., Nguyen, T. K., Keshava, H. B., Chalikonda, S., Walsh, R. M., Talamonti, M. S., Stocker, S. J., Bentrem, D. J., Lumpkin, S., Kim, H. J., Zeh, H. J., & Kooby, D. A. (2016). A Multi-institutional Comparison of Perioperative Outcomes of Robotic and Open Pancreaticoduodenectomy. . Annals of Surgery.
  • Katz, M. H. G., Shi, Q., Ahmad, S. A., Herman, J. M., Marsh, R. d. W., Collisson, E., Schwartz, L., Frankel, W., Martin, R., Conway, W., Truty, M., Kindler, H., Lowy, A. M., Bekaii-Saab, T., Philip, P., Talamonti, M., Cardin, D., LoConte, N., Shen, P., Hoffman, J. P., & Venook, A. P. (2016). Preoperative Modified FOLFIRINOX Treatment Followed by Capecitabine-Based Chemoradiation for Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Trial A021101. . JAMA Surgery , e161137.
  • Martin, A. S., Abbott, D. E., Hanseman, D., Sussman, J. E., Kenkel, A., Greiwe, P., Saeed, N., Ahmad, S. H., Sussman, J. J., & Ahmad, S. A. (2016). Factors Associated with Readmission After Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Peritoneal Carcinomatosis. . Annals of Surgical Oncology , 23 (6) , 1941-7.
  • Abbott, D. E., Sutton, J. M., Jernigan, P. L., Chang, A., Frye, P., Shah, S. A., Schauer, D. P., Eckman, M. H., Ahmad, S. A., & Sussman, J. J. (2016). Prophylactic pasireotide administration following pancreatic resection reduces cost while improving outcomes. . Journal of Surgical Oncology , 113 (7) , 784-8.
  • Doepker, M. P., & Ahmad, S. A. (2016). Gastric duplication cyst: a rare entity. . Journal of Surgical Case Reports , 2016 (5) .
  • Abbott, D. E., Martin, G., Kooby, D. A., Merchant, N. B., Squires, M. H., Maithel, S. K., Weber, S. M., Winslow, E. R., Cho, C. S., Bentrem, D. J., Kim, H. J., Scoggins, C. R., Martin, R. C., Parikh, A. A., Hawkins, W. G., & Ahmad, S. A. (2016). Perception Is Reality: quality metrics in pancreas surgery - a Central Pancreas Consortium (CPC) analysis of 1399 patients. . HPB : the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association , 18 (5) , 462-9.
  • Butler, J. R., Ahmad, S. A., Katz, M. H., Cioffi, J. L., & Zyromski, N. J. (2016). A systematic review of the role of periadventitial dissection of the superior mesenteric artery in affecting margin status after pancreatoduodenectomy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. . HPB : the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association , 18 (4) , 305-11.
  • Parikh, A. A., Maiga, A., Bentrem, D., Squires, M. H., Kooby, D. A., Maithel, S. K., Weber, S. M., Cho, C. S., Katz, M., Martin, R. C., Scoggins, C. R., Sutton, J., Ahmad, S. A., Abbott, D. E., Carr, J., Kim, H. J., Yakoub, D., Idrees, K., & Merchant, N. (2016). Adjuvant Therapy in Pancreas Cancer: Does It Influence Patterns of Recurrence? . Journal of the American College of Surgeons , 222 (4) , 448-56.
  • Xia, B. T., & Ahmad, S. A. (2016). Clinical Considerations for Pancreatic Cancer. . Seminars in Roentgenology , 51 (2) , 74-81.
  • Unruh, D., Ünlü, B., Lewis, C. S., Qi, X., Chu, Z., Sturm, R., Keil, R., Ahmad, S. A., Sovershaev, T., Adam, M., Van Dreden, P., Woodhams, B. J., Ramchandani, D., Weber, G. F., Rak, J. W., Wolberg, A. S., Mackman, N., Versteeg, H. H., & Bogdanov, V. Y. (2016). Antibody-based targeting of alternatively spliced tissue factor: a new approach to impede the primary growth and spread of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. . Oncotarget.
  • Sutton, J. M., Hoehn, R. S., Ertel, A. E., Wilson, G. C., Hanseman, D. J., Wima, K., Sussman, J. J., Ahmad, S. A., Shah, S. A., & Abbott, D. E. (2016). Cost-Effectiveness in Hepatic Lobectomy: the Effect of Case Volume on Mortality, Readmission, and Cost of Care. . Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery : Official Journal of the Society For Surgery of the Alimentary Tract , 20 (2) , 253-61.
  • Wilson, G. C., Ahmad, S. A., Schauer, D. P., Eckman, M. H., & Abbott, D. E. (2015). Cost-effectiveness of total pancreatectomy and islet cell autotransplantation for the treatment of minimal change chronic pancreatitis. . Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery : Official Journal of the Society For Surgery of the Alimentary Tract , 19 (1) , 46-54; discussion 54.
  • Hoehn, R. S., Wima, K., Ertel, A. E., Meier, A., Ahmad, S. A., Shah, S. A., & Abbott, D. E. (2015). Adjuvant Therapy for Gallbladder Cancer: an Analysis of the National Cancer Data Base. . Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery : Official Journal of the Society For Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.
  • Stahl, C. C., Moulton, J., Vu, D., Ristagno, R., Choe, K., Sussman, J. J., Shah, S. A., Ahmad, S. A., & Abbott, D. E. (2015). Routine use of U-tube drainage for necrotizing pancreatitis: A step toward less morbidity and resource utilization. . Surgery , 158 (4) , 919-28.
  • Wilson, G. C., Sutton, J. M., Smith, M. T., Schmulewitz, N., Salehi, M., Choe, K. A., Levinsky, N. C., Brunner, J. E., Abbott, D. E., Sussman, J. J., Edwards, M. J., & Ahmad, S. A. (2015). Completion pancreatectomy and islet cell autotransplantation as salvage therapy for patients failing previous operative interventions for chronic pancreatitis. . Surgery , 158 (4) , 872-80.
  • Gaitonde, S. G., Hanseman, D. J., Wima, K., Sutton, J. M., Wilson, G. C., Sussman, J. J., Ahmad, S. A., Shah, S. A., & Abbott, D. E. (2015). Resource utilization in esophagectomy: When higher costs are associated with worse outcomes. . Journal of Surgical Oncology , 112 (1) , 51-5.
  • Jernigan, P. L., Wima, K., Hanseman, D. J., Hoehn, R. S., Ahmad, S. A., Shah, S. A., & Abbott, D. E. (2015). Natural history and treatment trends in hepatocellular carcinoma subtypes: Insights from a national cancer registry. . Journal of Surgical Oncology , 112 (8) , 872-6.
  • Abbott, D. E., Sutton, J. M., Jernigan, P. L., Chang, A., Frye, P., Shah, S. A., Schauer, D. P., Eckman, M. H., Ahmad, S. A., & Sussman, J. J. (2015). How Much Should We Pay to Minimize Pancreatic Leak? The Cost-effectiveness of Pasireotide in Pancreatic Resection: RETRACTED. . Annals of Surgery.
  • Katz, M. H. G., Ahmad, S. A., & Boughey, J. C. (2015). Improving resection rates in borderline resectable pancreatic cancer: Pilot study shows favorable results. . Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons , 100 (10) , 39-41.
  • Sutton, J. M., Wilson, G. C., Paquette, I. M., Wima, K., Hanseman, D. J., Quillin, R. C., Sussman, J. J., Edwards, M. J., Ahmad, S. A., Shah, S. A., & Abbott, D. E. (2014). Cost effectiveness after a pancreaticoduodenectomy: bolstering the volume argument. . HPB : the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association , 16 (12) , 1056-61.
  • Wilson, G. C., Sutton, J. M., Abbott, D. E., Smith, M. T., Lowy, A. M., Matthews, J. B., Rilo, H. L. R., Schmulewitz, N., Salehi, M., Choe, K., Brunner, J., Hanseman, D. J., Sussman, J. J., Edwards, M. J., & Ahmad, S. A. (2014). Long-term outcomes after total pancreatectomy and islet cell autotransplantation: is it a durable operation? . Annals of Surgery , 260 (4) , 659-65; discussion 6.
  • Sutton, J. M., Kooby, D. A., Wilson, G. C., Squires, M. H., Hanseman, D. J., Maithel, S. K., Bentrem, D. J., Weber, S. M., Cho, C. S., Winslow, E. R., Scoggins, C. R., Martin, R. C. G., Kim, H. J., Baker, J. J., Merchant, N. B., Parikh, A. A., Abbott, D. E., Edwards, M. J., & Ahmad, S. A. (2014). Perioperative blood transfusion is associated with decreased survival in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a multi-institutional study. . Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery : Official Journal of the Society For Surgery of the Alimentary Tract , 18 (9) , 1575-87.
  • Sutton, J. M., Hayes, A. J., Wilson, G. C., Quillin, R. C., Wima, K., Hohmann, S., Paquette, I. M., Sussman, J. J., Ahmad, S. A., Shah, S. A., & Abbott, D. E. (2014). Validation of the University HealthSystem Consortium administrative dataset: concordance and discordance with patient-level institutional data. . The Journal of Surgical Research , 190 (2) , 484-90.
  • Abbott, D. E., & Ahmad, S. A. (2014). Comparison of the sendai and fukuoka consensus guidelines for the management of mucinous cystic lesions of the pancreas: are we making progress? . Annals of Surgical Oncology , 21 (6) , 1770-2.
  • Wilson, G. C., Sutton, J. M., Salehi, M., Schmulewitz, N., Smith, M. T., Kucera, S., Choe, K. A., Brunner, J. E., Abbott, D. E., Sussman, J. J., & Ahmad, S. A. (2013). Surgical outcomes after total pancreatectomy and islet cell autotransplantation in pediatric patients. . Surgery , 154 (4) , 777-83; discussion 7.
  • Clarke, C. N., Sussman, J. J., Abbott, D. E., & Ahmad, S. A. (2013). Factors affecting readmission after pancreaticoduodenectomy. . Advances in Surgery , 47 (1) , 99-110.
  • Clarke, C. N., Sussman, J. J., Abbott, D. E., & Ahmad, S. A. (2013). Factors affecting readmission after pancreaticoduodenectomy. . Advances in Surgery , 47 , 99-110.
  • Van Sweringen, H. L., Hanseman, D. J., Ahmad, S. A., Edwards, M. J., & Sussman, J. J. (2012). Predictors of survival in patients with high-grade peritoneal metastases undergoing cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. . Surgery , 152 (4) , 617-24; discussion 6.
  • Ahmad, S. A., Edwards, M. J., Sutton, J. M., Grewal, S. S., Hanseman, D. J., Maithel, S. K., Patel, S. H., Bentram, D. J., Weber, S. M., Cho, C. S., Winslow, E. R., Scoggins, C. R., Martin, R. C., Kim, H. J., Baker, J. J., Merchant, N. B., Parikh, A. A., & Kooby, D. A. (2012). Factors influencing readmission after pancreaticoduodenectomy: a multi-institutional study of 1302 patients. . Annals of Surgery , 256 (3) , 529-37.
  • Sutton, J. M., Schmulewitz, N., Sussman, J. J., Smith, M., Kurland, J. E., Brunner, J. E., Salehi, M., Choe, K. A., & Ahmad, S. A. (2010). Total pancreatectomy and islet cell autotransplantation as a means of treating patients with genetically linked pancreatitis. . Surgery , 148 (4) , 676-85; discussion 6.
  • Thomas, R. M., & Ahmad, S. A. (2010). Management of acute post-operative portal venous thrombosis. . Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery : Official Journal of the Society For Surgery of the Alimentary Tract , 14 (3) , 570-7.

    Research Grants:

  • Sub CA069926-06 / R44 CA069926 National Cancer Institute. Preclinical Saline Enhanced Radio Frequency Ablation Technique, PI, Active.
  • UD7HP28546 Health Resources and Services Administration. Interprofessional Patient Rounding for Interprofessional Collaboration, Collaborator, Awarded.

Recent Awards/Honors:

  • Philadelphia Academy of Surgery Resident Research Award, 1995
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resdient Achievement Award, 1996
  • Recipient, AACR Scholarship, Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology: A Workshop, 1999
  • Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)/Ross Laboratory Fellow's Research Award, 2000
  • James Ewing Foundation of the Society of Surgical Oncology, Harvey Baker Traveling Fellow Award, 2001
  • The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center's Lotzová Memorial Research Prize, 2001
  • Young Surgeons Leadership Conference, American College of Surgeons (Washington D.C.), 2003
  • Hope Foundation/ Ortho Biotech Young Investigators Award
  • University of Cincinnati Department of Surgery Outstanding Educator Award, 2004
  • University of Cincinnati Department of Surgery Outstanding Educator Award, 2006