Dr. Sahar Ahmad
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Ultrasound & Critical Care Education

Dr. Ahmad is the Director of Ultrasound & Critical Care Education and Tenured Associate Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She received her Artium Baccalaureatus degree from Vassar College in 2000 and Doctorate of Medicine from CornellMedical in 2004.  She received her clinical training at North Shore University Hospital in N.Y., and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in N.J., subsequently completing Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y. in 2013.  In July of 2013 she joined as a faculty member of the Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Division, Department of Medicine.

Presently, she is heavily involved in the education of Internal Medicine and Critical Care physicians as the Director of Ultrasound & Critical Care Education for the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and serves as the Director of the Simulation program for Department of Medicine. She teaches bedside Ultrasound and Echocardiography at the Medical Student, Resident and Fellow levels.  She performs emergent bedside ultrasound and echocardiography for the Cardiac Arrest Program and her current research is in clinical pulmonary ultrasound, clinical critical care ultrasound, simulation medicine, and ultrasound education. 

Dr. Ahmad has formal education roles within the Stony Brook institution at both the undergraduate and graduate medical education levels.   She serves as the School of Medicine’s Course Director for the Integrated Ultrasound Curriculum. Outside of Stony Brook, she teaches bedside pulmonary and critical care ultrasound at the regional and national levels.

Dr. Ahmad actively practices at University Hospital as a specialist in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Board Certification:  Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, Echocardiography.

Medical School: Cornell Medical College, 2004

Residency Training: Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center, New Brunswick, N.J., 2010

Fellowship Training: Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y., 2013

Internal Medicine (Board Certified)

Subspecialty Board Certifications:
Pulmonary Disease
Critical Care Medicine
Echocardiography (Testamur status)

Honors & Awards: 

  • Award for Excellence in Teaching, School of Medicine (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Teacher Educator Award, Department of Medicine (2020)
  • Department of Medicine Clinical Research Award (2019)
  • Department of Medicine Teacher Educator Award (June 2016)
  • Award of Appreciation for significant contribution to residency education, Department of Medicine (June 2014, June 2015)