Dr Ziauddin Ahmed
Bio of Ziauddin Ahmed, M.D.FACP
Professor of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia
He is a Professor of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, USA. He was graduated from Dacca Medical College, Bangladesh in 1976 . He did his medical residency training from Mercy Catholic Hospital in Philadelphia and Nephrology Fellowship from Medical College of Pennsylvania. He has earned American Medical board certifications in 5 specialties including Internal medicine, Nephrology, Critical care Medicine, Geriatrics and Hypertension specialist. He has trained hundreds of medical students and medical residents, 90 Nephrology fellows and served as an advisor to PhD students. He has received intramural , extramural and international grants for research and education. He has published many papers in peer reviewed journals and peer reviewed presentations at the national meetings. He served in many college and hospital committee including as a chairman of quality improvement in the department of Medicine for many years. He served as president of medical staff in Medical college of Pennsylvania hospital. He is also Medical director and acting CEO of Dialysis clinic Inc. of Philadelphia.
He was President of Bangladesh Medical Association of North America and bearer of the office for 12 years . During his tenure Bangladesh Medical Association of North America (BMANA) grew significantly. He directly created 16 of 18 chapters of BMANA in USA. He had initiated the exchange of good will among subcontinent’s ethnic organizations ( Indian and Pakistani Medical Associations in North America) and Bangladeshi American Dental and Engineering associations. He is also founder editor of BMANA newsletter and Webpage. He served as chairman of Medical education and training of BMANA for Bangladesh and member of bylaws and award committee. He is one of the member of the organizing committee of Global Health care summit in Atlanta , Georgia in 2015.
He was president of Bangladesh Association of Delaware valley (a tristate organization of Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware established in 1971) in 1989-91, convener
of 3rd National Bengali Poetry conference of USA in 1997, vice chairman of Kazi Nazrul Islam Conference committee ( established in 1990) and hosted 12th Nazrul conference in Philadelphia in 2010, hosted Climate conference in Philadelphia in 2010, He was the convener of North American National book and cultural fair in 2013 in NY. He is one of the organizers of Bangladesh 1971 Genocide conference at Kean University , NJ 2008 and 2009, He is the chairman of Physician panel of Bangladesh Environmental Network (BEN), vice chairman of distressed children and infant international USA, and founder president of a Bengali Mosque in Philadelphia. He has created numerous documentaries ( Include Origin of Bengali poetry, spiritualism in Bengali poetry, Bangladesh Liberation war in USA, Life and sings of Poet Nazrul, Life sketch of Rabindronath Tagore, Shukanta, Jibanondo Das, Lalon Shah, Hasan Raja, Bengali Language movement, World Women’s day, Short Life sketch of Moulana Bhashani etc. He is also involved in organizing Districts/regional associations. He was a member of board of trustee of Jalalabad Association of USA and chairman of board of trustee of Sylhet Sadar Thana association. These organizations are heling to maintain the cultural heritage in USA and supporting poor villagers in Bangladesh.
He is the founder of Bangladeshi American community forum
He volunteered as a physician in salvation army medical clinic in Roxboro, PA for 15 years .
He volunteered Susan Komen’s effort to increase breast cancer awareness among Asian women in greater Philadelphia and he helped translated the lectures in four different languages ( Bengali, Hindi, Urdu and Nepalese) and arranged speakers and attendees for them.
He served as convener of many national and international symposiums in Bangladesh. In Bangladesh he had supported to restart the Continuous Peritoneal dialysis program, established first Infection control program in 2005 , which is now well established and training health care workers, Initiated Medical education seminar jointly with USA based FAIMER/ECFMG and now in a process in establishing the FAIMER center in Bangladesh , Initiated emergency medicine training program in Bangladesh which now accepted as ongoing training by Ministry of Health, founding member of Ethics club in Bangladesh, He was USA coordinator of First Non Resident Bangladeshi convention in 2007, Chairman of curriculum committee of Bangladesh sports medicine, Published a hand book for surgical trainees and distributed free to all over Bangladesh . He also arranged 6 shipments of medical equipment and 1 full shipment of medical books to Bangladesh over last 10 years. He is in 2016 being establishing a state of art international standard non profit Kidney hospital for improving patient care and training for physician , nurse and technicians. A large land worth of US$ 1 million is donated to him by a private citizen and Government private partnership scheme is
He had received many awards in Bangladesh and USA including Dr. Charlie Swartz academic award for excellent teaching in Drexel university College of Medicine in 2004, Drexel university President’s silver medal award for community service in 2008, Chairman of Bangladesh Red cross award for improving health care in Bangladesh in 2007, life time achievement award of Bangladesh Medical Association of North America in 2011, award from Bangladesh sports science in 2012 and multiple awards for leaderships from various organizations in USA and in Bangladesh. He has received Global health award in 2014 from Drexel university.