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Kamran A. Ahmed, MD


Specialty: Radiation Oncology
Program: Radiation Oncology

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Overview

Dr. Kamran Ahmed is an Assistant Member in the Department of Radiation Oncology and a Member of the Immunology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncologic Sciences at the University of South Florida. Dr. Ahmed received his MD from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, MN and completed an internship at Baylor College of Medicine before completing his radiation oncology residency at Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Ahmed treats patients with breast and gynecologic cancers. Dr. Ahmed’s primary research interest is in studying the synergism between combinations of immunologic and targeted agents with radiation therapy to improve clinical outcomes. He is also interested in studying personalized radiation delivery through genomic and radiomic approaches to tailor therapy to the patient. He has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts in high impact journals and has presented his research nationally and internationally.    

Education & Training

Board Certification:

    Fellowship:

      Residency:

      • Moffitt Cancer Center - Radiation Oncology

      Medical School:

      • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine - MD
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      Publications

      • Ahmed KA, Grass GD, Creelan B, Gray J, Kim S, Dilling TJ, Antonia SJ, Perez BA. Tolerability and Safety of Thoracic Radiation and Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Among Patients with Lung Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 May;98(1):224. Pubmedid: 28586976.
      • Yuan Z, Fromm A, Ahmed KA, Grass GD, Yang GQ, Oliver DE, Dilling TJ, Antonia SJ, Perez BA. Radiotherapy rescue of a nivolumab-refractory immune response in a patient with PD-L1 negative metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the lung. J Thorac Oncol. 2017 May. Pubmedid: 28502722.
      • Ahmed KA, Berglund AE, Welsh EA, Naghavi AO, Kim Y, Yu M, Robinson TJ, Eschrich SA, Johnstone PA, Torres-Roca JF. The radiosensitivity of brain metastases based upon primary histology utilizing a multigene index of tumor radiosensitivity. Neurooncol. 2017 Mar. Pubmedid: 28379582.
      • Ahmed KA, Kim S, Arrington J, Naghavi AO, Dilling TJ, Creelan BC, Antonia SJ, Caudell JJ, Harrison LB, Sahebjam S, Gray JE, Etame AB, Johnstone PA, Yu M, Perez BA. Outcomes targeting the PD-1/PD-L1 axis in conjunction with stereotactic radiation for patients with non-small cell lung cancer brain metastases. J Neurooncol. 2017 Jun;133(2):331-338. Pubmedid: 28466250.
      • Ahmed KA, Kim S, Harrison LB. Novel Opportunities to Use Radiation Therapy with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Melanoma Management. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2017 Jul;26(3):515-529. Pubmedid: 28576186.
      • Naghavi AO, Gonzalez RJ, Scott JG, Kim Y, Abuodeh YA, Strom TJ, Echevarria M, Mullinax JE, Ahmed KA, Harrison LB, Fernandez DC. Staged reconstruction brachytherapy has lower overall cost in recurrent soft-tissue sarcoma. J Contemp Brachytherapy. 2017 Feb;9(1):20-29. Pubmedid: 28344600. Pmcid: PMC5346606.
      • Abuodeh Y, Ahmed K, Echevarria M, Naghavi A, Grass GD, Robinson TJ, Tomblyn M, Shah B, Chavez J, Bello C, El-Haddad G, Harrison L, Kim S. Priming radioimmunotherapy with external beam radiation in patients with relapsed low grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Ther Adv Hematol. 2017 Apr;8(4):129-138. Pubmedid: 28491264. Pmcid: PMC5405899.
      • Ahmed KA, Stallworth DG, Kim Y, Johnstone PA, Harrison LB, Caudell JJ, Yu HH, Etame AB, Weber JS, Gibney GT. Clinical outcomes of melanoma brain metastases treated with stereotactic radiation and anti-PD-1 therapy. Ann Oncol. 2016 Mar;27(3):434-441. Pubmedid: 26712903.
      • Abuodeh Y, Ahmed KA, Naghavi AO, Venkat PS, Sarangkasiri S, Johnstone PA, Etame AB, Yu HM. Postoperative Stereotactic Radiosurgery Using 5-Gy × 5 Sessions in the Management of Brain Metastases. World Neurosurg. 2016 Jun;90:58-65. Pubmedid: 26921701.
      • Ahmed KA, Demetriou SK, McDonald M, Johnstone PA. Clinical Benefits of Proton Beam Therapy for Tumors of the Skull Base. Cancer Control. 2016 Jul;23(3):213-219. Pubmedid: 27556661.
      • Naghavi AO, Strom TJ, Ahmed KA, Echevarria MI, Abuodeh YA, Venkat PS, Frakes JM, Harrison LB, Trotti AM, Caudell JJ. Management of Oropharyngeal Cancer in the HPV Era. Cancer Control. 2016 Jul;23(3):197-207. Pubmedid: 27556659.
      • Naghavi AO, Gonzalez RJ, Scott JG, Mullinax JE, Abuodeh YA, Kim Y, Binitie O, Ahmed KA, Bui MM, Saini AS, Zager JS, Biagioli MC, Letson D, Harrison LB, Fernandez DC. Implications of staged reconstruction and adjuvant brachytherapy in the treatment of recurrent soft tissue sarcoma. Brachytherapy. 2016 Jul;15(4):495-503. Pubmedid: 27180128.
      • Ahmed KA, Torres-Roca JF. Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy in the Management of Oligometastatic Disease. Cancer Control. 2016 Jan;23(1):21-29. Pubmedid: 27009453.
      • Naghavi AO, Echevarria MI, Strom TJ, Abuodeh YA, Ahmed KA, Venkat PS, Trotti A, Harrison LB, Green BL, Yamoah K, Caudell JJ. Treatment delays, race, and outcomes in head and neck cancer. Cancer Epidemiol. 2016 Dec;45:18-25. Pubmedid: 27664388.
      • Abuodeh Y, Naghavi AO, Ahmed KA, Venkat PS, Kim Y, Kis B, Choi J, Biebel B, Sweeney J, Anaya DA, Kim R, Malafa M, Frakes JM, Hoffe SE, El-Haddad G. Prognostic value of pre-treatment F-18-FDG PET-CT in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma undergoing radioembolization. World J Gastroenterol. 2016 Dec;22(47):10406-10414. Pubmedid: 28058021. Pmcid: PMC5175253.
      • Ahmed KA, Sarangkasiri S, Chinnaiyan P, Sahebjam S, Yu HH, Etame AB, Rao NG. Outcomes Following Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy in the Management of Brain Metastases. Am J Clin Oncol. 2016 Aug;39(4):379-383. Pubmedid: 24755663.
      • Patel BG, Ahmed KA, Johnstone PA, Yu HM, Etame AB. Initial experience with combined BRAF and MEK inhibition with stereotactic radiosurgery for BRAF mutant melanoma brain metastases. Melanoma Res. 2016 Aug;26(4):382-386. Pubmedid: 26926151.
      • Naghavi AO, Echevarria MI, Grass GD, Strom TJ, Abuodeh YA, Ahmed KA, Kim Y, Trotti AM, Harrison LB, Yamoah K, Caudell JJ. Having Medicaid insurance negatively impacts outcomes in patients with head and neck malignancies. Cancer. 2016 Aug. Pubmedid: 27479362.
      • Ahmed KA, Caudell JJ, El-Haddad G, Berglund AE, Welsh EA, Yue B, Hoffe SE, Naghavi AO, Abuodeh YA, Frakes JM, Eschrich SA, Torres-Roca JF. Radiosensitivity Differences Between Liver Metastases Based on Primary Histology Suggest Implications for Clinical Outcomes After Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Aug;95(5):1399-1404. Pubmedid: 27319288.
      • Ahmed KA, Chinnaiyan P, Fulp WJ, Eschrich S, Torres-Roca JF, Caudell JJ. The radiosensitivity index predicts for overall survival in glioblastoma. Oncotarget. 2015 Oct;6(33):34414-34422. Pubmedid: 26451615. Pmcid: PMC4741462.
      • Frakes JM, Figura ND, Ahmed KA, Juan TH, Patel N, Latifi K, Sarangkasiri S, Strom TJ, Chinnaiyan P, Rao NG, Etame AB. Potential role for LINAC-based stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of 5 or more radioresistant melanoma brain metastases. J Neurosurg. 2015 Nov;123(5):1261-1267. Pubmedid: 26140482.
      • Ahmed KA, Freilich JM, Sloot S, Figura N, Gibney GT, Weber JS, Sarangkasiri S, Chinnaiyan P, Forsyth PA, Etame AB, Rao NG. LINAC-based stereotactic radiosurgery to the brain with concurrent vemurafenib for melanoma metastases. J Neurooncol. 2015 Mar;122(1):121-126. Pubmedid: 25519302.
      • Ahmed KA, Wilder RB. Stage IIA and IIB testicular seminoma treated postorchiectomy with radiation therapy versus other approaches: a population-based analysis of 241 patients. Int Braz J Urol. 2015 Jan;41(1):78-85. Pubmedid: 25928512. Pmcid: PMC4752059.
      • Ahmed KA, Freilich JM, Abuodeh Y, Figura N, Patel N, Sarangkasiri S, Chinnaiyan P, Yu HH, Etame AB, Rao NG. Fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy to the post-operative cavity for radioresistant and radiosensitive brain metastases. J Neurooncol. 2014 May;118(1):179-186. Pubmedid: 24604750.
      • Ahmed KA, Allen PK, Mahajan A, Brown PD, Ghia AJ. Astroblastomas: a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-based patterns of care analysis. World Neurosurg. 2014 Jul;82(1-2):e291-e297. Pubmedid: 24141003.
      • Ahmed KA, Davis BJ, Mynderse LA, Slezak JM, Bergstralh EJ, Wilson TM, Choo CR. Comparison of biochemical failure rates between permanent prostate brachytherapy and radical retropubic prostatectomy as a function of posttherapy PSA nadir plus 'X'. Radiat Oncol. 2014 Jul;9:171. Pubmedid: 25074478. Pmcid: PMC4123307.
      • Ahmed KA, Laack NN, Eckel LJ, Orme NM, Wetjen NM. Histologically proven, low-grade brainstem gliomas in children: 30-year experience with long-term follow-up at Mayo Clinic. Am J Clin Oncol. 2014 Feb;37(1):51-56. Pubmedid: 23357966. Pmcid: PMC4361935.
      • Ahmed KA, Correa CR, Dilling TJ, Rao NG, Shridhar R, Trotti AM, Wilder RB, Caudell JJ. Altered fractionation schedules in radiation treatment: a review. Semin Oncol. 2014 Dec;41(6):730-750. Pubmedid: 25499633.
      • Ahmed KA, Chinnaiyan P. Applying metabolomics to understand the aggressive phenotype and identify novel therapeutic targets in glioblastoma. Metabolites. 2014 Aug;4(3):740-750. Pubmedid: 25167383. Pmcid: PMC4192690.
      • Ahmed KA, Wilder RB. Outcomes and treatment patterns as a function of time in stage IS testicular seminoma: a population-based analysis. Cancer Epidemiol. 2014 Apr;38(2):124-128. Pubmedid: 24613492.
      • Ahmed KA, Barney BM, Macdonald OK, Miller RC, Garces YI, Laack NN, Haddock MG, Foote RL, Olivier KR. Stereotactic body radiotherapy in the treatment of adrenal metastases. Am J Clin Oncol. 2013 Oct;36(5):509-513. Pubmedid: 22781389.
      • Ahmed KA, Fox SJ, Frigas E, Park MA. Clinical outcome in the use of cephalosporins in pediatric patients with a history of penicillin allergy. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2012 Sep;158(4):405-410. Pubmedid: 22487723.
      • Ahmed KA, Davis BJ, Wilson TM, Wiseman GA, Federspiel MJ, Morris JC. Progress in gene therapy for prostate cancer. Front Oncol. 2012 Nov;2:172. Pubmedid: 23181221. Pmcid: PMC3500761.
      • Ahmed KA, Madhavan M, Prasad A. Brain natriuretic peptide in apical ballooning syndrome (Takotsubo/stress cardiomyopathy): comparison with acute myocardial infarction. Coron Artery Dis. 2012 Jun;23(4):259-264. Pubmedid: 22395239.
      • Stauder MC, Ni Laack N, Ahmed KA, Link MJ, Schomberg PJ, Pollock BE. Stereotactic radiosurgery for patients with recurrent intracranial ependymomas. J Neurooncol. 2012 Jul;108(3):507-512. Pubmedid: 22437346.
      • Ahmed KA, Barney BM, Davis BJ, Park SS, Kwon ED, Olivier KR. Stereotactic body radiation therapy in the treatment of oligometastatic prostate cancer. Front Oncol. 2012 Jan;2:215. Pubmedid: 23346551. Pmcid: PMC3551203.
      • Ahmed KA, Stauder MC, Miller RC, Bauer HJ, Rose PS, Olivier KR, Brown PD, Brinkmann DH, Laack NN. Stereotactic body radiation therapy in spinal metastases. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Apr;82(5):e803-e809. Pubmedid: 22330988.
      • Ahmed KA, Dreher ME, King RF, Flick R, Marienau ME, Schears GJ, Orvidas LJ. Dexamethasone and postoperative bleeding risk after adenotonsillectomy in children. Laryngoscope. 2011 May;121(5):1060-1061. Pubmedid: 21520125.
      • Ahmed KA, McLaren JW, Baratz KH, Maguire LJ, Kittleson KM, Patel SV. Host and graft thickness after Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty for Fuchs endothelial dystrophy. Am J Ophthalmol. 2010 Oct;150(4):490-497.e2. Pubmedid: 20688317.
      • Ahmed K, Oas KH, Mack KJ, Garza I. Experience with botulinum toxin type A in medically intractable pediatric chronic daily headache. Pediatr Neurol. 2010 Nov;43(5):316-319. Pubmedid: 20933173.
      • Vijan SS, Ahmed KA, Harmsen WS, Que FG, Reid-Lombardo KM, Nagorney DM, Donohue JH, Farnell MB, Kendrick ML. Laparoscopic vs open distal pancreatectomy: a single-institution comparative study. Arch Surg. 2010 Jul;145(7):616-621. Pubmedid: 20644122.
      • Moon J, Ahmed K, Garza I. Case series of sixteen patients with nummular headache. Cephalalgia. 2010 Dec;30(12):1527-1530. Pubmedid: 20974606.
      • Jawanda N, Ahmed K, Tu SC. Vibrio harveyi flavin reductase--luciferase fusion protein mimics a single-component bifunctional monooxygenase. Biochemistry-Us. 2008 Jan;47(1):368-377. Pubmedid: 18067321.
      • Owen D, Mayo CS, Song L, Ahmed K, Laack N, Olivier K. Dosimetric analysis of varying cord planning organ at risk volume in spine stereotactic body radiation therapy. Adv Radiat Oncol. 1(1):76-81. Pubmedid: 28799577. Pmcid: PMC5506717.