Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed

Dr-ZiaDr. Ziauddin Ahmed, MD, FACP, is the founding Vice President of Distressed Children International. He is dedicated to working for poverty alleviation, protecting child rights, and fighting preventable and infectious diseases in Bangladesh and worldwide.

Ziauddin Ahmed was born in Bangladesh and received his MD degree from Dhaka Medical School. He did an internship and a two-year orthopedic residency there. After completing a medical residency in the US at Mercy Catholic Medical Center and a fellowship in Nephrology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania (MCP) he was appointed to the faculty of MCP as Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Director of dialysis unit. In 1998 he was promoted to Associate Professor in Drexel University College Of Medicine. Dr. Ahmed is distinguished by being certified in four specialties including Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Critical Care and Geriatrics.

He plays a major role in the Nephrology fellowship training program at Drexel University and in Hahnemann Hospital, overseeing the ten fellows’ participation in clinical research and the honing of their procedural and interventional skills. He takes very active role in teaching medical residents and students. In 2004 he received the Charlie Swartz award for excellence in teaching and his commitment to Nephrology training.

On the national level, he was President of the Bangladesh Medical Association of North America (BMANA). His dynamic leadership has been essential to organizing around 2000 practicing US physicians of Bangladeshi origin. Internationally, he is the director of sister center of the International Society of Nephrology For Bangladesh. Over the years he has introduced new nephrology technology, such as Continuous Peritoneal Dialysis to physicians in Bangladesh. He is one of the key organizers of medical seminars and training in Bangladesh. Working with non-governmental organizations, he has created a CME program specifically designed to meet the needs of physicians in Bangladesh. In 2005 and 2006, he organized two international seminars on infection control in Bangladesh; and he is actively working to introduce state-of-the-art infection control practices in hospitals there. He was the USA coordinator of first NRB (Non Resident Bangladeshi) conference held in Bangladesh in 2007 dedicated to improve health care in Bangladesh.