Alya Ahmad, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Dean's Office
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    University of Texas Health Science Center, San AntonioMD05/1998Medical Doctorate
    University of Texas , Austin Texas Bachelor Science05/1996Chemical Engineering
    University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston Texas10/2002Pediatric Residency
    Columbia University , New York , NYCMaster's Certificate Narrative Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Alya Zia Ahmad M.D., FAAP
    Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF

    Alya Zia Ahmad, M.D., FAAP, is board certified in Pediatrics.

    She earned her medical degree at University of Texas Health Science Center and she finished residency in pediatrics at University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center.

    Dr. Ahmad is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of University of California, San Francisco in the UCSF Fresno Department of Pediatrics. She was previously the Director and founder of the Down Syndrome Clinic at Sheikh Khalifa Hospital in Abu Dhabi, affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, with special interests in academic medicine and special needs services.

    She has been a volunteer physician with Walk With-Me.org, Operation Smile and Down Syndrome International and a Medical Board Advisor for Make-A-Wish International. She has a special interest in Global Health Pediatrics and volunteers on various medical mission for the underserved, in Lebanon, UAE, Thailand, Pakistan, and in the USA.

    Her hobbies include gardening, hiking, narrative medicine, traveling, and cooking. She is fluent in Urdu, Hindi, Spanish, and Medical Arabic.

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