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Sajida Ahad, MD, FACS

Clinical Associate Professor
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery - General Surgery Clinic Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids

Contact Information

Primary Office
788 Avenue, Suite 202
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403


MD, General Surgery Internship, Aga Khan University Medical College
ME, Education, University of Illinois
Internship, General Surgery, Aga Khan University Medical College
Resident, General Surgery, Mayo Clinic
Fellow, Surgical Education Research, Association for Surgical Education, University of Washington
Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Washington

Licensure and Certifications

Iowa Medical License - Iowa Board of Medicine
Board Certified, Obesity Medicine
Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor - American College of Surgery
Board Certified, General Surgery - American Board of Surgery


Hassan, I., Pacheco, P. E., Markwell, S. J. & Ahad, S. (2015). Additional procedures performed during elective colon surgery and their adverse impact on postoperative outcomes. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 19(3), 527-34. PMID: 25519079.

Ahad, S., Boehler, M., Schwind, C. J. & Hassan, I. (2013). The effect of model fidelity on colonoscopic skills acquisition. A randomized controlled study. Journal of surgical education, 70(4), 522-7. PMID: 23725941.

Ahad, S., Gonczy, C., Advani, V., Markwell, S. & Hassan, I. (2013). True benefit or selection bias: an analysis of laparoscopic versus open splenectomy from the ACS-NSQIP. Surgical endoscopy, 27(6), 1865-71. PMID: 23355143.

Advani, V., Ahad, S., Gonczy, C., Markwell, S. & Hassan, I. (2012). Does resident involvement effect surgical times and complication rates during laparoscopic appendectomy for uncomplicated appendicitis? An analysis of 16,849 cases from the ACS-NSQIP. American journal of surgery, 203(3), 347-51; discussion 351-2. PMID: 22364902.

Zeino, M. Y., Wietfeldt, E. D., Advani, V., Ahad, S., Younkin, C. & Hassan, I. (2011). Laparoscopic removal of a copper intrauterine device from the sigmoid colon. JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 15(4), 568-70. PMID: 22643520.

Advani, V., Ahad, S. & Hassan, I. (2011). Single incision laparoscopic right hemicolectomy for colon cancer: less is more?. Surgical innovation, 18(3), NP4-6. PMID: 21343175.

Montenovo, M. I., Ahad, S. & Oelschlager, B. K. (2010). Laparoscopic splenopexy for wandering spleen: case report and review of the literature. Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques, 20(5), e182-4. PMID: 20975498.

Ahad, S., Figueredo, E. J. (2007). Laparoscopic colectomy. MedGenMed : Medscape general medicine, 9(2), 37. PMID: 17955092.

Ahad, S., Tatum, R. P. & Pellegrini, C. A. (2010). Minimally Invasive Surgery for Achalasia and Esophageal Motility Disorders. In International Principles of Laparoscopic Surgery. Woodbury CT: Cine-Med Publishing Co..

Ahad, S., Tatum, R. P. & Pellegrini, C. A. (2009). Management of Benign Esophageal Tumors. In Esophageal Cancer: Principles and Practice. New York ,NY: Demos Medical Publishing, LLC.

Ahad, S., Oelschlager, B. K., Frey, C. C., Bray, G. A. & Pinzur, M. S. (2008). Obesity: An increasing problem for orthopedists. Orthopedics Today, 28(42).

Ahad, S., Oelschlager, B. K. (2007). Yet another use for botulism toxin? In place of pyloric drainage procedures after esophagectomy. Evidence Based Gastroenterology, 8(3), 59-60.

Scott-Conner, C. E. (Eds.) Laparoscopic Gastrostomy. In The SAGES Manual: Fundamental of Laparoscopy and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. (3rd), pp. 345-352. New York: Springer Verlag.