Humera Ahmed, MD

Humera  Ahmed, MD

Cardiology, Transplant Center, VAD Program

On staff since September 2020

Children's Title: Attending Physician

Academic Title: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

  • Other Publications

    • Ahmed H, Anderson JB, Bates KE, Fleishman CE, Natarajan S, Ghanayem NS, Sleeper LA, Lannon CM, Brown DW, National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative.
      Development of a validated risk score for interstage death or transplant after stage I palliation for single-ventricle heart disease.
      31924360 The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, 2020 Oct. : 160(4)1021-1030
    • Cole AR, Raza A, Ahmed H, Polizzotti BD, Padera RF, Andrews N, Kheir JN
      Safety of inhaled hydrogen gas in healthy mice.
      31552876 Medical gas research, 2019 July : 9(3)133-138 PMCID:PMC6779003
    • Ahmed H, Tang X, Polizzotti B, Gauvreau K, Kellogg M, DiNardo J, Kheir J
      Use of Oxyhemoglobin Saturation, Rather Than Oxygen Tension, as a Marker of Oxygenation in Cyanotic Patients.
      28828474 JAMA pediatrics, 2017 Oct. 1 : 171(10)1012-1014 PMCID:PMC6583377
    • Ahmed H, Czosek RJ, Spar DS, Knilans TK, Anderson JB
      Early Repolarization in Normal Adolescents is Common.
      28367598 Pediatric cardiology, 2017 April : 38(4)864-872
    • Villa CR, Czosek RJ, Ahmed H, Khoury PR, Anderson JB, Knilans TK, Jefferies JL, Wong B, Spar DS
      Ambulatory Monitoring and Arrhythmic Outcomes in Pediatric and Adolescent Patients With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
      26722125 Journal of the American Heart Association, 2015 Dec. 31 : 5(1) PMCID:PMC4859379
    • Ahmed H, Miller MA, Dukkipati SR, Cammack S, Koruth JS, Gangireddy S, Ellsworth BA, D'Avila A, Domanski M, Gelijns AC, Moskowitz A, Reddy VY
      Adjunctive renal sympathetic denervation to modify hypertension as upstream therapy in the treatment of atrial fibrillation (H-FIB) study: clinical background and study design.
      23421535 Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology, 2013 May : 24(5)503-9
    • Ahmed H, Neuzil P, Skoda J, Petru J, Sediva L, Kralovec S, Reddy VY
      Initial clinical experience with a novel visualization and virtual electrode radiofrequency ablation catheter to treat atrial flutter.
      21056697 Heart rhythm, 2011 March : 8(3)361-7
    • Reddy VY, Morales G, Ahmed H, Neuzil P, Dukkipati S, Kim S, Clemens J, D'Avila A
      Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation without the use of fluoroscopy.
      20637313 Heart rhythm, 2010 Nov. : 7(11)1644-53
    • Ahmed H, Neuzil P, Skoda J, D'Avila A, Donaldson DM, Laragy MC, Reddy VY
      The permanency of pulmonary vein isolation using a balloon cryoablation catheter.
      20132391 Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology, 2010 July : 21(7)731-7
    • Ahmed H, Reddy VY
      Technical advances in the ablation of atrial fibrillation.
      19631906 Heart rhythm, 2009 Aug. : 6(8 Suppl)S39-44
    • Ahmed H, Neuzil P, d'Avila A, Cha YM, Laragy M, Mares K, Brugge WR, Forcione DG, Ruskin JN, Packer DL, Reddy VY
      The esophageal effects of cryoenergy during cryoablation for atrial fibrillation.
      19560085 Heart rhythm, 2009 July : 6(7)962-9


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Cardiology

Medical/Professional School

New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY


Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Clinical Interests

Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure, Single Ventricle care, mechanical circulatory support

Research Description

My research encompasses the continuum of care for patients with complex congenital heart disease with evidence of heart failure, beginning from the Stage 1 palliation through the Fontan. I am interested in identifying and intervening upon Fontan failure early, tailoring immunosuppression for patients with single ventricle congenital heart disease, and improving post-transplant outcomes.