Dr. Ahmad joined the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in 2007 as a part-time faculty member. He also is in private practice in Chicago’s western suburbs. He specializes exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and is considered a ‘super specialist’ of the eyelid area. Dr. Ahmad has been consistently rated as a “Top Doctor” by several organizations and has been listed in Who’s Who of Medicine. He has received the Patients' Choice Award each year since 2008. Dr. Ahmad is a member of American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is board certified in ophthalmology.
BA with High Distinction—University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
MD—University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
Residency—W.K. Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan
Clinical Fellowship in Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery—W.K. Kellogg Eye Center
See a collection of Dr. Ahmad's published journal articles on PubMed.
Krakauer M, Aakalu VK, Davis PL, Ahmad AZ. Silicone spacer repair of medial rectus after iatrogenic orbit fracture. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 May-Jun;28(3):e57-8. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e318223247d. PubMed PMID: 21697756.
Gupta S, Aakalu VK, Sajja K, Rosso RO, Ahmad AZ. Periorbital physical urticaria in an anophthalmic patient with dermatographism. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jan-Feb;27(1):e20-1. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e3181df6b0a. PubMed PMID: 21217333.
Gupta S, Aakalu VK, Ahmad AZ. Late-onset orbital hematoma secondary to alloplastic orbital implant mimicking transient ischemic attacks. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jan-Feb;27(1):e18-20. doi: 10.1097/IOP. 0b013e3181df6aa5. PubMed PMID: 20700069.
Aakalu VK, Sajja K, Cook JL, Ahmad AZ. Group A streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis of the eyelids and face managed with debridement and adjunctive intravenous immunoglobulin. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Jul-Aug;25(4):332-4. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e3181ab73fc. PubMed PMID: 19617804.
Aakalu VK, Ahmad AZ. Wegener granulomatosis causing compressive optic neuropathy in a child. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Jul-Aug;25(4):327-8. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e3181aad90d. PubMed PMID: 19617801.
Kapamajian MA, Ahmad A, Burnett JW, Burnett HW, Frenkel S. Unilateral orbital inflammation in a child after a jellyfish sting to the lower extremities. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 May-Jun;25(3):239-41. doi:
10.1097/IOP. 0b013e3181a394d3. PubMed PMID: 19454944.
Hayek BR, Sitole S, Andreoli M, Banich A, Ahmad AZ. Bilateral eyelid edema and orbital cellulitis associated with Pott's puffy tumor. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Mar-Apr;23(2):163-5. PubMed PMID: 17413642.