Shakil Ahmed, MB

Shakil Ahmed, MB

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Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
60 y/o
(5)
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Dr. Shakil Ahmed is the Medical Director of the Division of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology, and Director of the Tri-Institutional Pain Fellowship Program. He joined the Anesthesiology Dept of New York Weill Cornell Center in 2002 after graduating from the anesthesia residency program at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Prior to achieving Board Certification in Anesthesiology from the American Board of Anesthesiology, he completed his surgical training in the UK, where he was awarded the Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. He developed a particular interest in the management of complex pain during his neurosurgical training at the Liverpool Pain Center. Dr. Ahmed works actively with the Jay Monahan Center to develop pain treatment strategies for gastrointestinal malignancies including pancreatic cancer, stomach and colorectal cancer. He has a special interest in developing a comprehensive cancer pain program in collaboration with his oncology colleagues. He has co-authored several publications, including book chapters on cancer pain and regional anesthesia techniques. In addition to cancer pain, Dr. Ahmed has clinical expertise in chronic back pain, acute pain, neuropathic pain, post-herpetic neuralgia, phantom limb pain, pelvic pain, headaches, post-laminectomy pain syndrome, and chronic pain from degenerative joint diseases. He is expert at performing diagnostic and therapeutic spinal injections, discography, percutaneous discectomy, vertebroplasty, cryotherapy, implantation of spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pumps, and pulsed and thermal radiofrequency neurolysis. Dr. Ahmed specializes in the management of cancer pain, as well as chronic and acute non-cancer pain. Dr. Ahmed believes in providing comprehensive care for his patients. Integral to his practice is the pursuit of cutting edge pain techniques including spinal cord stimulation, radiofrequency neurolysis, intrathecal pain therapies, percutaneous disc decompression, and non-invasive laser therapy. Dr. Ahmed is actively involved in medical research and is the principal investigator in research collaboration for the advancement of state-of-the-art pain technologies. He has co-authored several publications on cancer pain and regional anesthesia techniques and is actively involved in the fellowship training program, resident training, grand rounds and case conferences. He has been invited by The American-Austrian Foundation as a visiting professor, to teach pain medicine to physicians from eastern European countries. Dr. Ahmed has performed charity work as a medical officer for the International Rescue Committee for Afghan refugees displaced by the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. Dr. Ahmed began his medical career as a surgeon before specializing in Anesthesiology. He joined the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College as a Pain Medicine physician in the Anesthesiology Department in 2002. He began his New York Presbyterian Hospital training as a burn fellow. He then went on to complete his residency in anesthesiology at the New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University in 2001, finishing his Pain Medicine Fellowship at the Weill Cornell campus in 2002. Dr. Ahmed received his MBBS from Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan in 1981. He completed his surgical training in the UK, where he was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Cornell Pain Medicine Center

1305 York Ave Fl 10

New York, NY 10021
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst

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Shakil Ahmed's Experience

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Shakil Ahmed's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Chronic Pain
  • Headache
  • Migraine
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Procedures

  • Regional Anesthesia
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections

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0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Khyber Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Shakil Ahmed's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Shakil Ahmed to family and friends
3.4
based on 5 total reviews (2 with comments)
Shakil Ahmed's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in New York, NY |
An incredible doctor, kind, educated, experienced with enormous patience. Dr. Ahmed's entire staff are wonderful. If not for Dr. Ahmad I would not be able to walk, workout and enjoy a healthy pain- free existence. NY Presbyterian is the best hospital in the North East.
New York, NY |
Dr. Ahmed lacks the necessary 'people skills' in order to be a good Doctor. He comes across as being very cold and lacks empathy. He seems convinced he knows what the problem is regardless of the input received. My advice is to look elsewhere.
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Shakil Ahmed accepts 32 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    GHI PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Prism Blue Priority EPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthFirst
    Neighborhood Health Providers
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • POMCO Group
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicaid
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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