Ammar M. Ahmed, M.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and program director of the Dermatology Residency at Dell Medical School. He is a leader in dermatologic education both locally and nationally. Ahmed directs the dermatology block for the Mechanisms of Disease Module in the Dell Medical School undergraduate curriculum. He served as head of the Medical Dermatology Workgroup for the American Academy of Dermatology’s Curriculum Task Force. In this role, he spearheaded the development of a curriculum to guide all educational activities of the nation’s largest dermatologic professional organization.
A graduate of Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, Ahmed completed his dermatology residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where he served as clinic chief resident. In 2011, he became the third faculty member of the nascent academic dermatology program in Austin.
Ahmed practices general dermatology at both the downtown Austin and Kyle clinics, and also directs the dermatology service for CommUnityCare Health System in Austin. He is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Ahmed has a special interest in disorders of pigmentation, especially vitiligo, and serves as head of the Central Texas Center for Pigmentary Disorders. He is actively involved in research and has presented his findings at meetings around the world and through multiple peer-reviewed articles.
In his free time, Ahmed and his family enjoy travelling and hiking the Greenbelt trails in Austin.
Central Texas Center for Pigmentary Disorders
CommUnityCare Health System Dermatology Service
Teacher of the Year for Medical Student, 2015-16