Faiz U. Ahmad, MD, MCh, FAANS, FACS

    Associate Professor

    Emory University Department of Neurosurgery

    Director of Spinal Surgery

    The Emory Clinic at Emory St Joseph's Hospital

    Director of Spinal Neurosurgery

    Grady Memorial Hospital

    Director of Surgical Neurotrauma

    Grady Memorial Hospital


    • MD, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 2000
    • Neurosurgery Residency, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 2007
    • Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship, University of Miami, 2009
    • Complex Spine Fellowship, University of Miami, 2012
    • Neurological Surgery Residency, University of Miami , 2014



    • Best resident-teacher award, University of Miami School of Medicine, 2014
    • Best resident-teacher award, University of Miami School of Medicine, 2013
    • American Association of Neurosurgery (AANS) scholarship, 2008
    • International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN) scholarship, 2007
    • B.Braun Medical Trust Foundation (Germany) best resident award, 2006
    • Hisdustan Ciba-Giegy Award for best paper, 2006
    • Suresh Kare-Indoco best poster award, 2005
    • Student Fellowship Award, 1999
    • National Talent Scholar, 1994

    Clinical Focus

    • Lumbar disc disease
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Artificial disc replacement
    • Spinal fusion
    • Microscopic discectomy
    • Minimally invasive spine surgery
    • Scoliosis in adults
    • Spine tumors
    • Computer-image guided surgery
    • Spinal instrumentation
    • Cervical fusion
    • Neck pain and back pain
    • Sciatica
    • General Neurosurgery
    • Spinal fractures
    • Brain injury


    • Ahmad FU, Wang MY. Accuracy of pedicle screw placement usingAntero-posterior fluoroscopy only technique. Accepted in J Neurosurg.
    • Ahmad FU, Wang MY. Lateral mass of C1 fixation and ponticulus posticus. World Neurosugery. 2014 Feb 13. pii: S1878-8750(14)00141-7
    • Chaudhry NS, Ahmad FU, Bullock MR, Wang MY. Traumatic brain injury at your fingertips. Neurosurgery 2014 Feb; 74(2):N19-22
    • Bhatia S, Ahmad F, Miller I, Ragheb J, Morrison G, Jayakar P, M Duchowny. Surgical Treatment of Refractory Status Epilepticus in Children. J Neurosurg 2013 Oct 12 (4) 360-366.
    • Ahmad FU, Wang MY. Spinal deformity: there is an app for that! World Neurosurgery. 2013 Sep 12 Epub ahead of print.
    • Ahmad FU, Sidani C, Fourzali R, Wang M. Postoperative magnetic resonance imaging artifact with Cobalt-Chrome vs titanium spinal instrumentation. J Neurosurgery 2013 Nov 19 (5) 629-636.
    • Kitagawa R, Van Haren RM, Yokobori S, Cohen D, Beckerman S, Ahmad FU, M. Bullock RM. Management of simultaneous traumatic brain and aortic injuries. J Neurosurgery 2013 June 14 PMID 23767893.
    • Ahmad FU, Wang MY, Levi A. Hypothermia for spinal cord injury: a review. Invited review article for special supplement in World Neurosurgery 2013 Jan 5. doi:pii: S1878-8750
    • Chaudhry NS, Ahmad FU, Blieden C, Benveniste R, Brainstem Anaplastic Glioma in patients with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: Case Report and Review of Literature. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Feb 4; 2013. doi:pii: bcr2012008384. 10.1136/bcr-2012-008384.
    • Chaudhry NS, Ahmad FU, Morcos JJ. Suprasellar paraganglioma presenting as non-functioning pituitary adenoma. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Nov 20 (11) 1515-1618.

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