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Zeeshan Ahmed, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine – Tenure Track and Core Member
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research.
Department of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

zahmed@ifh.rutgers.edu, (848) 932-5866

Dr. Zeeshan Ahmed is Assistant Professor of Medicine – Tenure Track and Core Member at the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research (IFH); and Department of Medicine – Division of General Internal Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS), Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), Rutgers University-New Brunswick, NJ. He is Full Academic Member of the Rutgers Microbiology and Molecular Genetics; Center for Cancer Health Equity, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey; and Rutgers Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey.

Dr. Ahmed is focused on dealing with unprecedented challenges in data science and provide better understanding of biology to revolutionize the field of medicine. His ambitious research is underpinned with skills and resource development to build expertise in sequence-based genomic analysis, clinical variant interpretation, and evidence-based diagnostic and prediction model development and validation. He has developed and published many bioinformatics tools, genomics pipelines, gene-variant-disease annotation databases, mobile health platforms, high-performance computing (HPC) based frameworks for clinical and multi-omics data analysis and dissemination. Furthermore, he has expererince of designing and implementing HIPAA-compliant infrastructures to support various scientific studies with efficient patient’s recruitment, collected sample’s data management, and integration with electronic healthcare records (e.g., EPIC, NextGen). His lab at Rutgers (IFH & RWJMS) is driven towards the development of intelligent health systems that systematically incorporate genomic and metabolomic data into clinical care for mainstream precision medicine.

Dr. Ahmed completed his Ph.D. / Doctor of Science in Bioinformatics with “Magna Cum Laude” at the Department of Bioinformatics, Biocenter, University of Wuerzburg, and the Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Munich, Germany. Following Post-doctoral research in Bioinformatics and Artificial Intelligence (AI), he trained in Genomics, Metabolomics and Clinical data analysis at The Jackson Laboratory, CT; UConn Health, CT; and UMass Medical School, MA. Previously, he did Master and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with major in Software Engineering from the University of Central Punjab, Pakistan; Master of Science in Computer Science with major in Intelligent Software Systems from the Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden; pre-doctoral research in Machine Learning (ML) at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering, Germany; and doctoral thesis and course work with distinction in AI/ML at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria.

To learn more about Dr. Ahmed’s research, please visit the website of his lab https://promis.rutgers.edu