Biography


Dr. Ahmed is an internationally recognized hepatologist with expertise in the treatment of acute and chronic liver diseases. He is a board-certified specialist in gastroenterology and hepatology, transplant hepatology, and obesity medicine. Currently, he serves as the Medical Director of the Adult Liver Transplant Program at Stanford University.

Dr. Ahmed graduated from Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Brown University, Providence, RI and fellowship training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Stanford University. During his fellowship, he focused on clinical and research training in General and Transplant Hepatology.

For patients under his care, Dr. Ahmed remains dedicated to creating a personalized, comprehensive, and above-all a compassionate treatment plan. He outlines the diagnostic and follow-up management pathway in an individualized fashion; he updates his patients and their family/support at each step of the decision-making process; and he focuses on prioritizing the wishes of his patients and their family/support for an optimal outcome and quality of life.

Dr. Ahmed remains clinically active and has been instrumental in establishing a wide network of hepatology outreach clinics in remote and underserved regions of California and Nevada.

In addition to his patient care responsibilities, Dr. Ahmed remains committed to the educational mission of Stanford ford University. He remains deeply interested in mentoring trainees and students al levels from undergraduates to trainee physicians and junior colleagues. Dr. Ahmed has received several teaching awards during his career.

Dr. Ahmed’s research interests include 1) multidisciplinary approach to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), 2) disparities in the management of chronic liver disease, 3) improving screening and management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and 4) outcomes research in NAFLD, HCC, viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, and liver transplantation. He heads a busy and productive outcomes research team. In addition, he collaborates with basic scientists and is participating in several translational research projects at Stanford University.

He has published his findings in textbooks, abstracts, case reports, and high- profile medical journals including Gastroenterology, Journal of Hepatology, Hepatology American Journal of Gastroenterology, and other well-renowned peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Ahmed and his team has made presentations to his peers at many national and international conferences: the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, International Liver Congress, European Association for the Study of the Liver, Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver, and more. His presentations have addressed leading-edge approaches to the treatment of chronic liver disease, liver cancer, and liver failure. He also has presented his insights into the gastrointestinal impact of COVID-19.

For his clinical, research, and teaching achievements, Dr. Ahmed has earned extensive recognition. His honors include being named as one of America’s Top Physicians by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.

He is an active member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Obesity Medicine, Obesity Medicine (2020)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Gastroenterology Fellowship (1999) CA
  • Residency: Brown University Internal Medicine Residency (1996) RI
  • Internship: University of Minnesota Medical Center Family Medicine Residency (1993) MN
  • PhD Training: New York Medical College Registrar (1992) NY
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Transplant Hepatology (2010)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology (2000)
  • Internship: Dow Medical College (1991) Pakistan
  • Medical Education: Dow Medical College (1990) Pakistan

Administrative Appointments
  • Member, Stanford Diabetes Research Center (2018 - Present)

Publications

Practice Locations


Liver Transplant Program in Reno, 655 Sierra Rose Drive Reno, NV
Reno, NV

655 Sierra Rose Drive

Reno , NV 89511

(650) 725-1988

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Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley Pleasanton, CA
Pleasanton, CA

5555 W Las Positas Blvd

Pleasanton , CA 94588

(925) 847-3000

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General Endoscopy Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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Advanced Endoscopy in Palo Alto Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, Ground Floor

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 736-5555

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Liver (Hepatology) Clinic in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 498-7999

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Digestive Health Center in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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Liver Transplant Program in Henderson Henderson, NV
Henderson, NV

2465 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Suite 100

Henderson , NV 89052

(650) 725-1988

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Liver Transplant Clinic in Pleasanton Pleasanton, CA
Pleasanton, CA

5565 W Las Positas Blvd

Pleasanton , CA 94588

(925) 847-3000

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Digestive Health Center in Palo Alto (Endoscopy Suite) Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, Ground Floor

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 736-5555

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Digestive Health Center in Redwood City (Endoscopy Suite) Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, 3rd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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Liver Transplant Program in South Lake Tahoe SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA

2170 South Avenue

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE , CA 96158

(650) 725-1988

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Liver Transplant Program in San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
San Luis Obispo, CA

1551 Bishop Street, Suite 510

San Luis Obispo , CA 93401

(650) 725-1988

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Liver Transplant Program in Fresno Fresno, CA
Fresno, CA

7710 N Fresno Street, Suite 102

Fresno , CA 93720

(650) 725-1988

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Liver Transplant Program in Reno, 880 Ryland Street Reno, NV
Reno, NV

880 Ryland Street

Reno , NV 89502

(650) 725-1988

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Liver Transplant Program in Santa Maria Santa Maria, CA
Santa Maria, CA

361 Town Center West

Santa Maria , CA 93454

(650) 725-1988

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Liver Transplant Program in Templeton Templeton, CA
Templeton, CA

1255 Las Tablas Road, Suite 201

Templeton , CA 93465

(650) 725-1988

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Patient Ratings

(7 Ratings)

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4.6/5
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4.6/5
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4.4/5
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(110 reviews)

He’s the best
Dr. Ahmed has always had my long-term best interests in mind and this latest visit continued that theme.
Great.
He is excellent!
He's great
He's a great caring doctor and doesn't just limit his questions and comments to my liver but keeps aware of any other health problems I might have.
THANKS TO THE DOCTOR, ALL INQUIRIES WERE ANSWERED.
Dr Ahmed was very informative and I was very pleased that my case was being reviewed and possibly updated it to my diagnosis. I look forward to visiting the liver clinic in January for tests for my Pending liver transplant.
I THINK Aijaz Ahmed is a miracle worker. A FANTASTIC DOCTOR,AND A CARING HUMAN BEING. He is a True ANGEL. I HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO HAVE HIM AS MY DOCTOR. Thank You,forever.
It is always a pleasure to see Dr. Ahmed and my wife and I are forever grateful for his expertise.
I am very happy every time I have an appointment with DR. Aijaz Ahmed through video visits from two years ago. Dr. Aijaz Ahmed has always mastered my health records and made comments about my health condition. Dr. Aijaz Ahmed also guided me through the preparations to get ready for a liver implant. I am extremely grateful and thank Dr. Aijaz Ahmed and his staff
Reliable
He is always pleasant and personable. He answers all my questions and even provided me some additional information, via text. He carefully reviewed my medical status and advised me on continuation of labwork and medications, etc. After the visit I received a report on the visit, which was also promptly forwarded to my primary care doctor. I have been his patient for eight years and have received excellent care. I look forward to being his patient for many more years!
I would to comment that he is an excellent Dr if it wasn't for him I might not be alive right now. I will forever be grateful to him.
Dr. Ahmed is a very caring professional. Nice personality and bed-side manners.
I am very appreciated this video visit with Dr. Aijaz Ahmed because : 1. He knew all details of my last MRI and CT scan 2. He explained clearly every questions that I asked him Thank you Dr. Aijaz Ahmed
He is a very good doctor and I have been seeing him since 2004. I would highly recommend him if asked.
Dr. Ahmed provided amazing care for my yearly appt.
Fantastic doctor!!
good
Great
Dr Ahmed is awesome.
DR Amead is the most passionate brilliant dr I have ever had
I appreciate everything Stanford Medical, doctors, assistants, all staff have done for me. Without Stanford, the doctors and staff I probably would not be here today.
I feel like I am in good hands for the treatment of my health issue.
Explained everything very well and gave me a plan to help my condition.
All that I have been seen by so far have been very thorough explaining what they are testing for and what to expect for those tests.
Dr. Ahmed is an excellent and very caring physician. I have full confidence in the care he provides.
I was impressed with Dr. Ahmed's knowledge & expertise, but was informed this was a LIVER CLINIC & didn't relate to my symptoms. I would have liked to have had some type of other referral for my F/U.
Dr. Ahmed is an excellent doctor and his PA are also the best.
Very good.
Very good!
Very good.
Doesn't get any better.
Dr. Ahmed is one of the friendliest and most down to earth doctors at Stanford.
Dr. Ahmed is the best!
Very good.
Excellent dr.
Dr. Aijaz Ahmed is a true professional in every respect.
Doctors and nurses are very friendly & helpful.
Dr. A. Ahmed is great. He knows all the answers. He has saved my life.
very please
He saved my life!
Dr. Ahmed is a great doctor, and the resident assisting him was very professional too
Dr Ahmed is a great Doctor, appreciate having him in charge of my care
Doctor & nurse made me feel very comfortable.
Dr. Ahmed is one of the best. Very courteous, sensitive person. Always listens to what I have to say. Always makes me feel as thought I'm his only patient. I know that is not true, he is one of a kind!!
Dr. Ahmed is outstanding in every aspect of his interaction with me.
We had a hard reality to accept and Doctor Ahmed was so kind and patient.
good
Very good.
Clear detail information; very caring. #1. Excellent.
Dr Ahmed is really busy. Because he does not have time to spend with me, he said the nurse practitioners in and they do a great job.
I feel most positive about Dr. Ahmed. he is knowledgeable, kind, warm and addressed my concerned and questions.
Doctor is very knowledgeable, shares lots of information, takes sufficient time with patient (me) and is very professional.
Dr. Aijaz Ahmed was wonderful in all respects. Could not ask for more. Thank you so much.
I feel so blessed to have Dr. Ahmed as my physician. He treats me with such care-
Dr Ahmed is phenomenal. He pays attention to my test results and always is on top of any tests that need to be done
Dr. Ahmed is wonderfully compassionate and knowledgeable!! I'm so thankful that he's my doctor!!
I understand that Stanford is teaching hospital. but my doctor seemed rushed and only spent 6-7 min with me. I spent more time with his new resident than me. he said we talking about u in hallway but didn't answer when I said as to what/ about.
Good.
Dr. Ahmed is a wonderful/caring/knowledgeable physician!!!
Dr Ahmed is an excellent Doctor
Dr. Ahmed is excellent!
Dr Ahmed is outstanding in every way...
excellent
Very informed doctor, takes personal interest in concerns, updates on research.
My provider is very thorough and clear about my medications, follow-up, the explanation about my medical care is done with compassion. My provider calls about my medical condition.
My relationship with my doctor has improved a lot.
Dr. Ahmed is amazing - straight forward, direct, no overkill! He is knowledgeable in his area and does not prescribe things that are not absolutely needed.
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Ahmed, I bless the day I met him.
Doctor Ahmed took time asking questions concerning my health & medications. Just recently losing my mother he had some very nice touching words that really stuck w/me for personalized what was happening in my life w/his very thoughtful moment.
Dr. Ahmed is an expert and I value his opinion and trust the doctor completely.
Dr. Ahmed and his staff have provided care "above and beyond"! Don't think I've EVER had a doctor so willing to spend the time to answer my questions.
Dr. Ahmed has been amazing! He's always very friendly, positive, and helps me feel more empowered about my health. I'm very impressed!
Good.
Dr. Ahmed is the very best. I appreciate his care and expertise.
The only reason I came to Stanford Hospital is because I like my doctor.
Very knowledgeable doctor. Easy to talk to & patient.
All Good
I feel very confident in my doctor. He answers my questions and really listens to my concerns. I trust him.
Very good.
Dr. Ahmed is the best. It has been almost 20 years.
Dr. Ahmed is outstanding and well informed regarding new research. His PhD fellow was well versed re: my history.
Very good.
We felt that Dr. Ahmed really CARED. I was not impressed with the "fellowship" person that spoke with us before.
always excellent.
All is very good
Good knowing he's education history and glad I'm part of his team.
Good -
Doctor Ahmed is a most excellent doctor, and therefore is solidly booked to see many patients in the near future.
Dr. Ahmed is truly an expert medical professional, and I'm very fortunate to have the Doctor as my physician. I trust Dr. Ahmed immensely and he makes me feel safe and provides outstanding care for both my physical and mental wellbeing.
Follow up care for labs was frustrating. I got follow up care instructions to get labs done outside of facility but, when I called for these orders the nurse said that the doctor would not provide them. No explanation for this was given other than that was what he said.
Doctor Aijaz Ahmed is the very BEST!!! I depend on his knowledge and expertise that enables me to make good choices regarding my health. I rely upon him to make decisions regarding my health that best affects me.
Dr. Ahmed is an exceptional doctor and I admire his expertise very much.
A dr. trainee came in before Dr. Ahmed & explained my condition to me.
Dr. Ahmed said I have "fatty liver." Other than telling me to lose weight, he gave me no info about this diagnosis.
Dr. Ahmed has always been wonderful. He explains things, well, knows my case and really makes me feel like he's in my corner.
Dr. Ahmed is the best specialist you could ask for.
I came to see Dr. Ahmed because of new cure for Hep C. He was not only informative, but gave me explanations on different meds & how they would affect me in particular, etc.
No problems!
This was my first visit to Stanford.
Dr. Ahmed is an expert and his care is outstanding. I always enjoy my time with Dr. Ahmed.
Good.
Always has been good.
Drove 450 miles to see my doctor and nothing was done at my appointment waste of time, someone should have called me.
Dr. Ahmed is the best dr. I have treating my healthcare needs.
Like Dr. Keefe before him, Dr. Ahmed is a superb doctor, good friend.
Doctor seemed to be in a hurry.
I asked three questions, I also wrote them down. Possibly we needed more info from lab work to answer. Also, I wrote down & said my meds presently being taken. My health report on-line is wrong.

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