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.


  • BSBA, Magna cum laude with honors certificate, University of Missouri-Columbia2002
  • MD, 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 Support 2006
  • MO, Medical Licensure 2009
  • MO, DEA License 2009
  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics 2009
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support 2009
  • Advanced Hazmat Life Support 2011
  • MO, BNDD 2011
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2013
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine, Clinical Informatics 2016


  • 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. 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. Emergency Information Forms for Childen with Medical Complexity: A Simulation Study Pediatrics. 2016;138(2). PMID:27436504 
  3. Initial Presentation of Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infection. J Pediatr. 2016;172:121-126.e1. PMID:26960921 
  4. 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. 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. 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. Methodology and Demographics of a Brief Adolescent Alcohol Screen Validation Study Pediatr Emerg Care. 
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