Dr. Sahar Ahmad

Dr. Sahar Ahmad
Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Ultrasound & Critical Care Education

Dr. Sahar Ahmad is a Tenured Associate Professor of Medicine at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. She is originally from Brooklyn, New York and a graduate of Vassar College. Dr. Ahmad earned her MD degree from Cornell Medical College and completed her Internal Medicine residency training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick;  and her Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship training at Montefiore Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. Dr. Ahmad joined Stony Brook in 2013 and is currently board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is alsotestamur status Adult Echocardiography by the National Board of Echocardiography. Dr. Ahmad has clinical and research specialization in pleural diseases, echo- dynamics and clinical applications of Point- of Care- Ultrasound for the critically ill patient.  

In addition to her practice and research, Dr. Ahmad contributes to the institution in several administrative roles including: Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit, Program Director of Pulmonary- Critical Care Medicine and Critical Care Medicine fellowships, Director of Ultrasound and Critical Care Education and chair for the Ultrasound Curriculum Task Force within the Renaissance School of Medicine. Dr. Ahmad oversees Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) education across the institution and simulation based trianing for the DOM residents & Critical Care fellows. 

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)
  • Department of Medicine Teacher/Educator Award (June 2023)