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Faculty: Zehra Ahmed

Zehra Ahmed, RPA-C, MBBS

Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator



  • B.S., Physician Assistant Studies, NYIT, Old Westbury, N.Y. 2004.
  • MBBS, Physician, North Colombo Medical College, Colombo. Sri Lanka 1991.


Academic and Clinical Appointments

  • 2007-Present: Assistant Professor, Clinical Coordinator and Student Advisor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, N.Y.
  • 2007-Present: Adjunct Lecturer, Bronx Community College of CUNY, Bronx. N.Y.
  • Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY: Physician Assistant (Nuclear Medicine Dept.)
  • Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, NY: Physician Assistant (Emergency Dept.)



  • Co-investigator at Montefiore Medical Center for: An open-label, multicentre, phase 3 study evaluating the prognostic usefulness of I123-mIBG scintigraphy for identifying subjects with heart failure who will experience an adverse cardiac event. (2005-2008)
  • Co-investigator: Comparison of 64-slice multidetector coronary CT angiography with stress SPECT Radionuclide Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in Patients with Known or Suspected Coronary Artery Disease. (2006-2008).


Research Interests

  • Developing teaching methods and increasing involvement of students in underserved communities to increase their participation and commitment to working in these populations, in the U.S. and globally, in answer to the critical need of clinicians in primary care practice.
  • Public health education with special focus on empowering women to take control of their health.
  • Developing various techniques to implement the objectives of Healthy People 2020 within the teaching curriculum and to increase the awareness of clinicians in practice of these objectives.


Current Professional Activities

  • Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Member, New York State Society of Physician Assistants
  • Member, American Family Practice Physician Assistants


Volunteer Activities

  • Nassau County Medical Reserve Corp. Millennium Sistahs Inc., non-profit organization; participation in health fairs and conducting health clinics overseas (Trinidad June, 2008); (St. Lucia: October 2008).


Previous Clinical Associations

  • Suveka Family Health Clinic, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Physician: 2000-2001
  • Asiri Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Physician (ICU): 1998-2000
  • Chilaw Base Hospital, Sri Lanka: Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics: 1997-1998


Work in Progress

  • Publications Accepted: Ahmed. Z, 'When the patient asks - I am going for a nuclear cardiac stress test, what do I need to know?' Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.


Article Pending

  • Giving Back: It's a win-win situation for the clinician, the patient and the community.


Recent Presentations

  • Lecture: "HPV, Should I or Shouldn't I?" The Dean's lecture series, December 2007.