Fahd Ahmad, M.D., M.S.C.I.  fahd.ahmad@wustl.edu

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Emergency Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2341

Clinical Interests

I am interested in using clinical informatics and disseminationa and implementation (D&I) research to investigate ways to improve patient care across a variety of diseases, primarily in the pediatric emergency department and inpatient setting. Areas of interest include neonatal HSV, bronchiolitis, STIs, and children with complex medical diseases. I also have an interest in airway management and the use of advanced airway equipment in critically ill pediatric patients.

I also spend time working to improve the personal financial knowledge of trainees. I have given several lectures on personal finance to multiple groups of medical students as well as residents in multiple specialities. I led creation of a new personal finance/business of medicine lecture series for the residents in pediatrics and internal medicine at WashU.


  • B.S.B.A., Magna cum laude with honors certificate, University of Missouri-Columbia2002
  • M.D., University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine2006
  • MSCI, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine2012


  • Residency in Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children's Hospital and Ben Taub General Hospital2006 - 2009
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine & St. Louis Children's Hospital2009 - 2012
  • Postdoctoral Mentored Training Program in Clinical Investigation (MTPCI), Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine2010 - 2012

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support2006
  • MO, Medical Licensure2009
  • MO, DEA License2009
  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics2009
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support2009
  • Advanced Hazmat Life Support2011
  • MO, BNDD2011
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine2013
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine, Clinical Informatics2016


  • Graduated Summa cum Laude with an Honors Certification, University of Missouri-Columbia2002
  • Fellowship, Religion & Professions, University of Missouri-Columbia2005
  • Reba Michels Hill Scholarship, Baylor College of Medicine Pediatrics Alumni Association2008
  • Academic Pediatric Association Ludwig/Seidel Award2012
  • Academic Pediatric Association Fellow Research Award2012
  • Lecturer of the Month by Pediatric Residents2015
  • Lecturer of the Month by Pediatric Residents2015

Recent Publications view all (7)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Ahmad FA, Schwartz H, Browne LR, Lassa-Claxton S, Wallendorf M, Lerner EB, Kuppermann N, Leonard JC.. Methods for Collecting Paired Observations from Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Department Providers for Pediatric Cervical Spine Injury Risk Factors. Acad Emerg Med. 2016. doi:doi: 10.1111/acem. 13144  PMID:27976464  
  2. Abraham G, Fehr J, Ahmad F, Jeffe D, Copper T, Yu F, White A, Auerbach M, Schnadower D. Emergency Information Forms for Childen with Medical Complexity: A Simulation Study Pediatrics. 2016;138(2). PMID:27436504  
  3. Curfman AL, Glissmeyer EW, Ahmad FA, Korgenski EK, Blaschke AJ, Byington CL, Miller AS. Initial Presentation of Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infection. J Pediatr. 2016;172:121-126.e1. PMID:26960921  
  4. Ahmad FA, Storch GA, Miller AS. Impact of an Institutional Guideline on the Care of Neonates at Risk for Herpes Simplex Virus in the Emergency Department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015. doi:10.1097/PEC.0000000000000498  PMID:26308608  
  5. Ahmad FA, Jeffe DB, Plax K, Collins KK, Schechtman KB, Doerhoff DE, Garbutt J, Jaffe DM. Computerized self-interviews improve Chlamydia and gonorrhea testing among youth in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2014;64(4):376-384. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.01.031  PMCID:PMC4156563  PMID:24612901  
  6. Ahmad FA, Macias CG, Allen JY. The Use of Incentive Spirometry in Pediatric Patients with Sickle Cell Disease to Reduce the Incidence of Acute Chest Syndrome. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2011;33(6):415-420. doi:10.1097/MPH.0b013e31821ed4ce  PMID:21792036  
  7. Bromberg JR, Spirito A, Chun T, Mello MJ, Casper TC, Ahmad FA, Bajaj L, Brown KM, Chernick LS, Cohen DM, Fein J, Horeczko T, Levas MN, McAninch BL, Monuteaux M, Mull C, Grupp-Phelan J, Powell EC, Rogers A, Shenoi RP, Suffoletto B, Vance C, Linakis JG, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Methodology and Demographics of a Brief Adolescent Alcohol Screen Validation Study Pediatr Emerg Care. 
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