Mohammed Ahmed, MD is a Neuropsychiatrist, board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
As a specialist in in both Memory Disorders/Dementia and Brain Injury Medicine, Dr. Ahmed integrates his expertise in both fields to treat people suffering from memory and cognitive disorders due to various neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Fronto Temporal Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, and Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). He has been uniquely trained from a neurology, psychiatry, and rehab perspective in treating veterans with TBI and former NFL players.
Dr. Ahmed’s niche is in understanding the connection between TBI/concussion, and neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and (CTE). He recently presented a paper at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) investigating this phenomenon. Mohammed Ahmed was the first to investigate a poorly defined neurological phenomenon of cognitive anosognosia in veterans with mild TBI. He also participated in a major research project to train physicians to better diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury. Dr. Ahmed’s further research interest is to investigate new treatment options for people with these neurocognitive disorders.
Dr. Ahmed specializes as an expert in the treatment of various brain disorders using neuromodulation/Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). He trained at the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School for TMS, and is a member of the Clinical TMS society.
Dr. Ahmed received his medical degree from the Karnataka University in India and completed his residency training with a focus in Neuropsychiatry at the Wake Forest University Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He has a double fellowship in Behavioral Neurology/Memory disorder/Dementia at the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, University of California and VA, San Diego, California; and in Neurorehabilitation (Brain & Spinal Cord Injury) at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He currently holds an academic position as an Associate Physician in Neurosciences/Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of California, San Diego.