Sajida Ahad, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Bariatric and Laparoscopic General Surgeon
Division of General Surgery
P.O. Box 19680
Springfield, IL 62794-9680
Dr. Sajida Ahad, Assistant Professor of Surgery, specializes in bariatric and laparoscopic general surgery. She received both her medical training at Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. She completed her surgery residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota followed by fellowships in surgical education research and laparoscopic and bariatric surgery at the University of Washington.
Dr. Ahad is a member of several medical societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the Association for Surgical Education, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (pending). Her research interests include briefing-debriefing in surgical education, gastro-esophageal reflux disease and outcomes of bariatric surgery.
To make an appointment with Dr. Ahad, please call SIU Healthcare at 217-545-8000
1. Undergraduate Education.
St Joseph's Convent High School, Quetta, Pakistan. 03/1979 to 11/1990.
The City School, Karachi, Pakistan. 06/1991 to 06/1993.
2. Medical Education.
Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. 10/1993 to 10/1998
Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. 11/1998 to 10/1999
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. 6/2001 to 6/2006
5. Teaching Scholar.
University of Washington. 07/2006 to 06/2007.
6. Surgical Education Research Fellowship (SERF).
Association of Surgical Education. 07/2007 to 05/2008
7. Laparoscopic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Washington
07/2006 to 06/2008
8. Assistant Professor SIUMED
07/2008 to present
- Surgical endoscopy in management of Achalsia and esophageal motility disorders. Book
Chapter for "Surgical endoscopy in management of Achalsia and esophageal motility
disorders". (In print)
- Laparoscopic repair of ParaesophageaI hernias. Book Chapter in "Mastery of Endoscopic
and Laparoscopic Surgery". (In print)
- Cases in Videoendoscopic Surgery from the University of Washington. Medscape:
Laparoscopic Colectomy (online).
- Yet another use for botulism toxin? in place of pyloric drainage procedures after
esophagectomy. Evidence-Based Gastroenterology. 8(3):59-60, August 2007.
- Management of benign esophageal tumors in Esophageal Tumors: Principles & Practice
(Jobe, Hunter, and Thomas, Editors)
- Bariatric surgery: CME course development for internists.