Danish Ahmad, MD

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Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Interventional Pulmonology Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO - 2017-2018
  • Chief Pulmonary Critical Care Fellow, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA - 2016-2017
  • Pulmonary Critical Care Fellow, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA - 2014-2017
  • Internal Medicine Resident, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA - 2011-2014
  • MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD - 2007-2011
  • BS, Physiology and Neurobiology, Honors Program, University of Maryland, College Park, MD - 2003-2007


  • AABIP, Interventional Pulmonology, 2018
  • ABIM, Critical Care Medicine, 2017
  • ABIM, Pulmonary Disease, 2016
  • ABIM, Internal Medicine, 2014


  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
  • Society for Advanced Bronchoscopy

Honors & Awards

  • American Thoracic Society, Abstract Scholarship
  • Impact of Outlier Status on Patient Outcomes in a Medical Intensive Care Unit, 2016
  • Drexel University College of Medicine, Chief Pulmonary Critical Care Fellow, 2016-2017
  • Drexel Internal Medicine Research Day, Second Place Award
  • Real World Experience of Lumacaftor-Ivacaftor at an Urban Cystic Fibrosis Center, 2016
  • University of Maryland, Semester Academic Honors, 2003-2006
  • University of Maryland, Honors Scholarship, 2006
  • University of Maryland, Honors Citation, 2005
  • University of Maryland, Dean’s Scholarship, 2003

Selected Publications


  •  Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2020-present
  •  Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, 2018-present


  • Kalil AC, Patterson TF, Mehta AK, Tomashek KM, Wolfe CR, Ghazaryan V, et al. Baricitinib plus Remdesivir for Hospitalized Adults with Covid-19. New Engl J Med 2021; 384 (9): 795-807.
  • Haouzi P, Zamir A, Villarreal-Fernandez E, Stauffer D, Ventola L, Ahmad D, et al. Mechanics of Breathing and Gas Exchange in Mechanically Ventilated Patients with COVID-19 Associated Respiratory Failure. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2020; 202 (4): 626-628.
  • Chang Q, Bascom R, Toth J, Ahmad D, Higgins WE. Autofluorescence Bronchoscopy Video Analysis for Lesion Frame Detection. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2020: 1556-1559.
  • Ahmad D, Moeller K, Chowdhury J, Patel V, Yoo EJ. Impact of outlier status on critical care patient outcomes: Does boarding medical intensive care unit patients make a difference? J Crit Care 2017; 44: 13-17.

Book Chapters:

  • Shifren A, Russell TD, Witt C, Ahmad D, Anderson A, Mehta S, et al. Pulmonary Diseases. Crees Z, et al. (Ed.), The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 36th edition, (p 297-385). New York, USA: Wolters Kluwer
  • Ahmad D, and Yoo E. (2020). Asthma in Pregnancy. Lapinsky and Plante (Ed.), Respiratory Disease in Pregnancy, (p 67-72). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
  •  Ahmad D, Joseph K, and Halpin C. (2016). Nutrition and Indirect Calorimetry. Hoag (Ed.), Oncology Critical Care, (p 145-158). Rijeka, Croatia: InTech Publications.

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