Treatment & Services
- Achalasia: Diagnosis and Treatment
- Airway and Lung Conditions
- Airway Reconstruction
- Bronchial Biopsy
- Bronchus Surgery
- Cancer Center
- Chest Surgery
- Claggetts Window
- Diaphragm Surgery
- Endoscopic Dilation
- Epigastric Hernia Repair
- Esophageal Cancer
- Esophageal Dilation
- Esophageal Surgery
- Esophagus Endoscopy
- First Rib Resection
- GERD Surgery
- Heller Myotomy
- High Risk Reoperation Surgery
- Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery
- Laparoscopy of Pelvis
- Lobectomy, VATS Lobectomy
- Lung Biopsy
- Lung Cancer Surgery
- Lung Lesion Surgery
- Lung Surgery
- Lung Transplant
- Lung Transplantation
- Mediastinal surgery
- Mediastinum Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgeries
- Pericardial Window
- Pericardium Surgery
- Robotic Surgery
- Robotically Assisted Lung Surgery
- Robotically Assisted Thoracic Surgery
- Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Section
- Thoracic Surgery
- Thoracic Surgery Department
- Thoracoscopic Surgery
- Tracheal Resection
- Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
- Voice And Larynx Surgery
- Wedge Resection
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Advanced Lung Disease
- Askin’s Tumors
- Barrett's Esophagus
- Carcinoid Syndrome
- Chest Wall Sarcomas
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Collapsed Lung
- Collis Nissen/Nissen
- Diaphragm Hernia
- Epiphrenic Diverticulum
- Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (EHE)
- Esophageal Cancer
- Esophageal Perforation
- Esophageal Stricture
- Esophagus Disease
- Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
- Hiatal Hernia
- Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
- Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
- Lung Abscess
- Lung Cancer
- Lung Nodules
- Malignant Mesothelioma
- Mediastinal Tumor
- Pectus Excavatum
- Pericardial Effusion
- Pleural Effusion
- Primary Soft Tissue Sarcomas of the Chest Wall
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Pulmonary Nodules
- Radiation Induced Chest Wall Sarcomas
- Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
- Stomach Cancer
- Swallowing Disorders
- Thoracic Cancer
- Thymic Cancer
- Thymic Tumors
- Thyroid Cancer
- Thyroid Lesion
- Thyroid Nodule
- Tracheal Stenosis
- Tracheoesophageal Fistula
- Umbilical Hernias
- Windpipe Injury
- Zenker's Diverticulum
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY USA
Residency - Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT USA
Medical Education - Aga Khan University, Faculty of Medicine
- Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
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
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As of 6/3/2019, 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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138 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.6|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
17 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019
Dr Ahmad's calm manner and excellent communication inspired confidence in what is a stressful and worrying situation for me.
Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019
Dr. U Ahmad is an exceptionally talented surgeon. He treated me with the upmost kindness and respect. He explained everything to me in detail and was always there for me. Dr. U Ahmad is truly the best doctor I have ever seen and it is an honor to be under his care. May God bless him always!
Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019
Great bedside manner seems like this doctor really cares
Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019
We had a great experience and have recommended your healthcare to everyone we talk to about Cleveland. It truly makes it hard to accept standard care because Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Ahmad are the best!!
Reviewed on May 23, 2019
Dr. A is great! I feel like a person talking with him and not "just another patient".
Reviewed on May 13, 2019
*Dr. Usmen Ahmed was great. He is greatly skilled in surgery, caring, explaining & patience. I was fortunate he was my surgeon.
Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019
The most caring and knowledgeable doctor that I have every met. And I am 72 years old.
Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019
Dr. Ahmad has always shown concern and cares about providing answers to my questions.
Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019
*Dr. Usman was exceptional.
Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019
Dr always personable, respectful and helpful.
Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019
This doctor is so caring about my health. I love this guy.
Reviewed on Jan 31, 2019
Dr. Ahmad's courtesy and respect were awesome. He took time to understand me as a person.
Reviewed on Nov 19, 2018
Overall I had a good experience. The Dr was down to earth and explained everything very well for me to have a thorough understanding of what steps are next.
Reviewed on Nov 5, 2018
Dr. Amahad is a very caring person, provided his opinion on what i should do in order to be sure that i am cancer free prior to surgery.
Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018
I had several doctors and tests scheduled on the day of the visit with Dr. Ahmad. Consequently, Dr. Ahmad came into room and quickly dismissed us to next appointment so I was not late. The scheduling for the entire day each appointment was too close together. However, Dr. Ahmad was very good about following up with me!! He called and went over the test results and the 2 surgeries that would be required.
Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018
My doctor was one of the best. Thank you.
Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018
Follow up care not discussed because no plan or treatment was definite at the time of the visit, but overall possibilities were discussed. Both with the Fellow and Dr. Ahmad, I got the sense that they were hesitant to make a recommendation, almost it was more what I decided to do. Well, not being a doctor I did not know what to do. Made me feel anxious. I don't fully understand what all the options mean or what is involved in all the treatment plans and not sure what questions to even ask. Confusing, as well.
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