Faiz U. Ahmad, MD, MCh

    Assistant Professor

    Emory University Department of Neurosurgery

    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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