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Amina Ahmed, MD

  • Pediatrics

Amina Ahmed, MD

  • Pediatrics
Amina Ahmed, MD
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Practicing Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Clinical Interests

  • Congenital Cytomegalovirus
  • Neonatal Herpes Infections
  • Antimicrobial Treatment Failures
  • Chronic And Recurring Infections
    • Congenital Infections
    • Fevers: Recurrent, Persistent, Or Unexplained
    • HIV Exposure
    • HIV Infection
    • Persistent Viral Infections
    • Suspected Immunodeficiencies
    • Travel-Related Disease
    • Infections From Multi-Resistent Organisms

Languages

  • English

Biography

“I always knew I wanted to work with children. My mentor in medical school and residency told me to choose a subspecialty that I liked to read about, and that was infectious diseases. I also chose infectious diseases because I wanted to ultimately help save lives through vaccines.”

Dr. Ahmed is board certified in pediatrics and specializes in pediatric infectious diseases. She is skilled in treating congenital infections, tuberculosis, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and bone and joint infections.

She is the chief medical director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and a professor of infectious diseases at Atrium Health Levine Children's Hospital.

For over 20 years, Dr. Ahmed has been an active clinician, teacher and researcher. She served as vice chair of research for the Atrium Health Department of Pediatrics for 10 years, with oversight of more than 50 research studies spanning multiple subspecialties. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the Society for Pediatric Research.

Dr. Ahmed has received numerous awards, including Top Doctor by Charlotte magazine for multiple years, the Pinnacle Award from Atrium Health, the American Academy of Pediatrics Academic Service Award, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Child Health Recognition Award, and the J.C. Parke Award for Excellence in Pediatric Teaching.

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP), the Infectious Disease Society of America (FIDSA) and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society at Levine Children's Hospital (FPIDS).

Dr. Ahmed’s research includes National Institutes of Health-sponsored trials focused on antiviral treatments, and she is currently the site principal investigator for tuberculosis research sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications.

She received her medical degree and completed residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed a fellowship at The University of Texas.

Dr. Ahmed is married to a doctor, and they have twin daughters. In her free time, she enjoys walking, traveling and reading, especially historical fiction.

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Credentials

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • American Board of Pediatrics

Medical Education

  • The University of North Carolina, 1990

Residencies

  • The University of North Carolina, Pediatrics

Fellowships

  • The University of Texas, Pediatric Infectious Disease

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