Dr. Mohammed Ahmed, M.D.

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Dr. Mohammed Ahmed, M.D.
Neuropsychiatrist, Diplomate American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. Memory/Cognitive Disorder and Concussion.

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.


Ahmed, Besser, Galasko, Salmon, Kukull. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Dementia Progression. Abstract presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), Toronto, July 2016.
Ahmed, Hunter, Rebecca, Alwin. Cognitive changes after Latuda in patients with Schizophrenia. Abstract presented at the American Society of Psychopharmacology (ASCP) to be presented in Scottsdale, May 2016.
Ahmed, Shankle. Pseudo Bulbar Affect post Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)/Concussion- Case report. Abstract presented at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), Sports Concussion Conference in Denver, Colorado, 2015.
Ahmed, Sakpal, Wilson, Cifu, Scholten, Bomberger, Hurley, Elnitsky, Taber. Creating a Virtual Mild TBI Patient: Conceptual Design and Initial Database Development. Abstract presented at the American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA) meeting, Seattle, Washington, 2014.
Nguyen, Salmon, Ahmed, Galasko. Differentiation of Behavioral Variant Front temporal Dementia (bvFTD) from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) Varies by Age of Onset. Abstract presented at the International Neuropsychological Society, Seattle, Washington, 2014.
Ahmed, Rowlad, Yoash-Gantz, Hurley, Haq, Kramer, Taber. Neural Correlates of Cognitive Anosognosia in Veterans with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Poster presented at the Integrated Neuroscience/Concussion in Sports and the Military Integrated Neuroscience program session for the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) conference in Philadelphia, 2014.Also, presented at the American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA) conference in Boston, 2013.
Ahmed, McCall, Lisanby, Khan, Rowland, Taber, Hurley. Potential of Cognitive Interventions in Neuropsychiatric Illnesses: Evidence for Efficacy. Abstract presented at the American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA) meeting in Boston, 2013.
Ahmed, Lisanby, McCall. Cognitive interventions based on principles of neuropsychology, neurorehabilitation, and neuroscience in neuropsychiatric illnesses: A review to compare and contrast evidence for efficacy. Poster presented at the North Carolina Psychiatric Association, September 2012.
Derreberry, McDonough, Batson, Webster, Joshi, Farris, Garza, Howse, Boggs, Ahmed, Sluder, McCall. A Theoretical Model for Understanding How Insomnia is a Risk Factor for Suicidal Ideation. Poster presented at North Carolina Psychiatric Association and Annual Sleep meeting in Australia, 2011.
Markert, Meaney, Voelker, Grange, Dalley, Cann, Ahmed, Bishwokarma, Walker, Brown, Lawlor, Beggs, Childers. Functional muscle analysis of the TCAP knockout mouse. Human Molecular Genetics 2010. Vol. 19, No.10
Cann, Markert, Ahmed, Furth, Childers. Characterization and engraftment potential for perivascular mesenchymal stem cells isolated from canine placenta. Poster presented at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine conference and American Academy of Neurology, Seattle, 2009.