Humza Ahmed, MD

PGY-4 Resident

Biographical Sketch

Humza is a fourth year neurology resident with interests in medical education, quality improvement, and headache. Beginning in 2024, he will be a headache fellow at UPMC. He is the recipient of the Samuel and Ettie Klein Frank Family Memorial Fund in 2019. He decided to come to UPMC for training because the people are amazing and supportive, and Pittsburgh is home. His favorite rotation in residency is the ward service due to the interesting cases and good learning. His interests outside of work include reading and collecting books, videogames, fire making, archery, and traveling with his wife.

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Pittsburgh
  • BS, University of Pittsburgh, Neuroscience

Professional Organization Membership

  • American Headache Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • American Academy of Neurology

Selected Recent Publications

Aneta Kowalski; Lauren Sigler MD; Humza Ahmed MD; Danica Smith DO (2021, April). Nonspecific presentation of hydralazine-induced ANCA-associated vasculitis. Poster presented at the meeting of Society of General Internal Medicine, Remote Format

Shorter Door-in Door-out Time and Higher ASPECTS Score is Associated with Higher Likelihood of Endovascular Therapy (1108) Humza Ahmed, Keiko Fukuda, Kavit Shah, Shashvat Desai, Benjamin Morrow, Pratit Patel, Habibullah Ziayee, Bradley Klein, Marcelo Rocha, Tudor Jovin, Ashutosh Jadhav, Neurology Apr 2020, 94 (15 Supplement) 1108;

Cronican AA, Frawley KL, Ahmed H, Pearce LL, Peterson J. Antagonism of Acute Sulfide Poisoning in Mice by Nitrite Anion without Methemoglobinemia. Chem Res Toxicol. 2015 Jul 20;28(7):1398-408. doi: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.5b00015. Epub 2015 Jun 8. PMID: 25951111; PMCID: PMC5555412.