Title Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Panjabi, Urdu
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.445.6860
Desk:
216.444.1921
Fax:
216.636.9988

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Achalasia
  • Achalasia: Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Airway and Lung Conditions
  • Airway Reconstruction
  • Bronchial Biopsy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchus Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Center
  • Chest Surgery
  • Claggetts Window
  • Diaphragm Surgery
  • Diverticulectomy
  • Endoscopic Dilation
  • Endoscopy
  • Epigastric Hernia Repair
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Esophagus Endoscopy
  • First Rib Resection
  • GERD Surgery
  • Heller Myotomy
  • High Risk Reoperation Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopy of Pelvis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Lobectomy, VATS Lobectomy
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Lung Lesion Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Transplant
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Mediastinal surgery
  • Mediastinum Surgery
  • Mesothelioma
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgeries
  • Myomectomy
  • Nodulectomy
  • Pericardial Window
  • Pericardium Surgery
  • Pleurectomy
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Robotically Assisted Lung Surgery
  • Robotically Assisted Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Section
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery Department
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thymectomy
  • Thymoma
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheostomy
  • VATS
  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
  • Voice And Larynx Surgery
  • Wedge Resection
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achalasia
  • Advanced Lung Disease
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Collis Nissen/Nissen
  • Constrictive-Pericarditis
  • Diaphragm Hernia
  • Diverticulosis
  • Emphysema
  • Epiphrenic Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Perforation
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophagus Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodules
  • Malignant Mesothelioma
  • Mediastinal Tumor
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Nodules
  • Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thymic Tumors
  • Thymoma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lesion
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Umbilical Hernias
  • Windpipe Injury
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
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Biography

About Usman Ahmad, MD

Usman Ahmad, MD, is a thoracic surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He holds a joint appointment with the Taussig Cancer Institute and is Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Specialty interests: Thoracic oncology; lung cancer; esophageal cancer; tracheal tumors; thymic tumors; chest wall tumors; minimally invasive thoracic surgery, including robotic, thorascopic, laparoscopic and bronchoscopic procedures; cancer outcomes; and general thoracic surgery

Number of Procedures Performed: Cleveland Clinic performs more than 1,700 thoracic procedures each year.  All Cleveland Clinic thoracic surgeons complete between 350-450 thoracic cases per year. The majority of the thoracic surgeries he has performed were minimally invasive operations for patients with cancer and include robotic surgery for lung, esophageal and thymic tumors.

Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic thoracic surgeons perform a wide range of conditions, including lung, esophageal, chest wall, pleural, tracheal, mediastinal, foregut and diaphragm disease. Cleveland Clinic contributes to the Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS) Database in order to maintain the highest possible standards. In 2015, the department earned a three-star ranking from the STS for exceptional outcomes related to lobectomies, as the program was in the top 5 percent in the nation. Outcomes for esophageal surgery at Cleveland Clinic were also among the best in the nation. Success rates for specific procedures are available at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education and Training: Dr. Ahmad earned his medical degree from the Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. He completed an immunology and vascular biology research fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine’s Vascular Biology and Transplantation program, New Haven, CT. His internship and residency in general surgery were also completed at Yale, where he was named Chief Resident and Educational Chief Resident in his last year of training. Dr. Ahmad completed his training in cardiothoracic surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and New York Presbyterian - Weil Cornell Medical Center, both in New York, NY.

Publications, Speaking and Research: Dr. Ahmad has a strong interest in cancer outcomes research and has written many peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He has presented his research at meetings hosted by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Association of Thoracic Surgery, and the International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group.

About Dr. Ahmad: “When I care for a patient, I like to treat them as I would treat a friend or a family member. I educate my patients about their problem and help them make informed decisions. The expertise available at Cleveland Clinic allows us to provide efficient treatment to patients with complex thoracic problems. “

Leisure Activities:  In his leisure time, Dr. Ahmad enjoys spending time with his family and playing squash.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2015

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Cardiothoracic Surgery
New York, NY USA
2015

Residency - Yale-New Haven Hospital
General Surgery
New Haven, CT USA
2013

Medical School - Aga Khan University, Faculty of Medicine
Karachi,
2004

Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Specialty Interests

Thoracic oncology; lung cancer; esophageal cancer; tracheal tumors; thymic tumors; chest wall tumors; minimally invasive thoracic surgery, including robotic, thorascopic, laparoscopic and bronchoscopic procedures; cancer outcomes; and general thoracic surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Best Resident Teacher Award, 2013

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 5/12/2017, Dr. Ahmad has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

88 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2017

Dr. Ahmad & Dr. Ghobriod are very awesome, skilled & courteous great doctors.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2017

A CT scan was ordered late at night I was totally amazed at how fast and how expertly it was done.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2017

I love Dr Ahmad did a good job wit me

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2017

Dr. Admad was excellent! He was very professional, yet very caring and tried to explain things so we'd understand all procedures.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2017

Overall time and treatment was outstanding.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2017

Dr. U Ahman is awesome!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2016

VERY GOOD

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2016

The experience I had during my stay at the Cleveland Clinic for a surgical procedure done by Dr. Usman Ahmad was exceptional. Dr. Ahmad is a very kind, caring, thoughtful surgeon with a nice sense of humor. He takes all the time necessary to answer all of my questions and concerns. I am very grateful for the opportunity to have Dr. Ahmad as my surgeon.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2016

Dr. Ahmad agreed with my home Doctor's on the med I've been taking/however all test were incomplete upon leaving! No follow-up had been discussed.

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