Syed Arif Ahmad, M.D.

Title and Affiliation
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology
Director, Pancreatic Disease Center

The University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Licensures/Boards
State Medical Board of Ohio
Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
American Board of Surgery

Education
1984-1988
Duke University, NC
Durham, North Carolina
B.S.- Zoology



1988-1992
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
Doctor of Medicine

Postgraduate Training

1992-1993

Internship in General Surgery,

Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia PA

1995-1996
Research Fellowship,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore MD


1993-1998
Completion of General Surgery Residency,
Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia PA

1998-2001
Surgical Oncology Fellowship,
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Specialty Board
American Board of Surgery

Research Experience
1986-1988
Mycology Lab, Duke University School of Medicine

1988-1989
Beltsville Research Center, Beltsville MD

1995-1996
Postdoctoral Fellowship,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore MD
(Mentor: Mark A. Talamini MD)

1999-2001
Postdoctoral Fellowship,
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX
(Mentor: Lee M. Ellis MD)

Awards
1. Philadelphia Academy of Surgery Resident Research Award, 1995
2. Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award. June, 1996.
3. Recipient, AACR Scholarship
Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology: A Workshop. July, 1999
4. Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)/ Ross Laboratory Fellow’s Research Award, May 2000
5. 2001 James Ewing Foundation, of the Society of Surgical Oncology,
Harvey Baker Traveling Fellow Award, March 2001
6. The University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center’s Lotzová Memorial Research Prize, June 2001
7. Young Surgeons Leadership Conference, American College of Surgeons, June 2003 (Washington, D.C)
8. Hope Foundation/ Ortho Biotech Young Investigators Award
9. 2004 University of Cincinnati Department of Surgery Outstanding Educator Award

10. 2006 University of Cincinnati Department of Surgery Outstanding Educator Award


Memberships in Professional Societies
1.  American Association of Cancer Research

2.  American College of Surgeons

3.  American Society of Clinical Oncology

4.  Society of Surgical Oncology

5.  Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

6.  Member Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG)

7.  Member National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Protocol (NSABP)

8.  The Cincinnati Surgical Society

9.  The Mont Reid Surgical Society

10.  Central Surgical Association

11.  American Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association

Committees Served

1.  Pennsylvania Hospital General Surgery Symposium- 1998 (National Meeting)

2.  Alumni Admissions Committee for Duke University- 2000- Present

3.  University of Cincinnati Representative to American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (Cancer Liason)- 2001- 2003

4.  University of Cincinnati Scientific Review Committee- 2002- Present; Selected as Vice-Chairman of Committee- 2003- 2005; Selected as Chairman of Committee-  2005-Present

5.  University of Cincinnati Clinical Practice Committee- 2002- Present

6.  General Surgery Residency Committee (University of Cincinnati)- 2003- Present

7.  PR Committee for Department of Surgery (University of Cincinnati)- 2003- Present

8.  Faculty Forum Executive Committee (University of Cincinnati)-2003-Present

9.  Society of Surgical Oncology- Clinical Affairs Committee- 2006-2009

10.  Central Surgical Association- Program Committee-  2006-2008

11.  Central Surgical Association- Meeting Organizer- 2008 Meeting

Invited Moderator
1. The Society of Surgery for the Alimentary Tract (Digestive Disease Week). Plenary Session. May 2004, New Orleans, LA

2.  The University of Cincinnati Pancreas Disease Center Symposium, 2005, Cincinnati, OH (Course Director)

3.  American Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Meeting, March 2006, Miami, FL

4.  The American College of Surgeons Meeting, September 2006, Chicago, IL

Ad Hoc Reviewer
Annals of Surgical Oncology

Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs

Cancer

Journal of Surgical Oncology

Clinical Cancer Research

World Journal of Surgery

Archives of Surgery

Clinical Research Trials:

1.  Principal Investigator:  Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) 0425: Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation therapy with Oxaliplatin and Capecitabine for Patients with Surgically Resectable Gastric Cancer: A Pilot Phase II Trial with Molecular Correlates.

2.  Principal Investigator:  Selective COX-2 Inhibition As Adjuvant Treatment after Resection of Colorectal Liver Metastases

3.  Principal Investigator:  A Phase II Study Evaluating the Role of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Inhibition Utilizing ZD1849 (Iressa) in Combination with Gemcitabine (Gemzar) as Adjuvant Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer. 

Grants

Principal Investigator
2000 American Cancer Society Institutional Grant. Selective COX-2 Inhibition
As Adjuvant Treatment after Resection of Colorectal Liver Metastases, $20,000. (10% Effort)

2003 American Cancer Society State Grant.
A Phase II Study Evaluating the Role of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Inhibition Utilizing ZD1849 (Iressa) in Combination with Gemcitabine (Gemzar) as Adjuvant Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer. $20,000. (10% Effort)

Pharmaceutical Supported Trials

Principal Investigator
2001-Pharmacia Oncology. Selective COX-2 Inhibition As Adjuvant Treatment after Resection of Colorectal Liver Metastases. (10% Effort)

2003-Astra-Zeneca. A Phase II Study Evaluating the Role of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Inhibition Utilizing ZD1849 (Iressa) in Combination with Gemcitabine (Gemzar) as Adjuvant Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer. (10% Effort)

Appointments:


1. Junior Faculty Associate, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

2. Assistant Professor of Surgery, The University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio.

3. Associate Professor of Surgery, The University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Chapters

1. Ahmad S, Shreyaskumar P, Feig BW.  Treatment of Recurrent Soft Tissue Sarcoma; in Kraybill WG (ed.): Problems in General Surgery.  Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA. 1999; 16:  73-83.

2. Ahmad SA, Ross MI. Tumor Markers; in Norton, JA et als, (ed.); Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence. Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, p 1619-39.

3. Saltz LB, Ahmad SA, Vauthey JN. Colorectal Cancer: Management of Advanced Disease; in Kelsen D, Daly J, Kern S, Levin B, Tepper J (eds.): Principles and Practice of Gastrointestinal Oncology . Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA. 2002, p 825-852.

4. Ahmad SA, Romaguera J., Ellis LM. Lymphoma of the Small Bowel; in Bland KI, Sarr M (eds.): The Practice of General Surgery. W. B Saunders Company, Philadelphia, PA. In press.

5. Ahmad SA, Abdalla EK, Spitz FR, Bouvet M, Yahanda AM. Hebatobiliary Cancers; in Feig BW, Berger DH, Fuhrman GM (eds.): The M. D. Anderson Surgical Oncology Handbook (3 rd Ed.). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA. 2003, p 266-302.

6. Abdalla EK, Ahmad SA, Pearlstone DB, Staley CA. Gastric Carcinoma; in Feig BW, Berger DH, Fuhrman GM (eds.): The M. D. Anderson Surgical Oncology Handbook (3 rd Ed.). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA. 2003, p 158-193.

7. Biology of Colorectal Liver Metastases. Ahmad SA, Berman RS, Ellis LM. In Vauthey JN (ed.): Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America. WB Saunders Company, Philadelphia, PA, 2003, p 135-150.

8. Multimodality Treatment of Gastrointestinal Malignancies. Kim J, Sussman JJ, Lowy AM, Ahmad SA. Surgical Oncology: The Requisites . In Press.

9. Sarnaik A, Sussman JJ, Ahmad SA, Lowy AM. Technical aspects of intraperitoneal chemotherapy administration, a survey. In Sugarbaker PH (ed.): Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America. WB Saunders Company, Philadelphia, PA, 2003, p 849-863.

10. Wray CJ, Berman RS, Ahmad SA. Tumor Biology of Colorectal Liver Metastases. In Columbus F(ed.): Progress in Liver Cancer Research. Nova Science. In Press

11.  Schoeff JE, Lowy AM, Ahmad SA.  Management of Gastric Carcinoid Tumors.  In Curley SA, Pollack R, Ross MI, Perrier N (eds.):  Advanced Therapy in Surgical Oncology.  Decker Press.  In Press.

12.  Ahmad SA, Matthews JB.  Treatment of Pseudocysts in Chronic Pancreatitis.  In Beger HG, Buchler MW, Neoptolomos JP et al. (eds.).  The Pancreas.  In Press.

13.  Al-Rafaie WB, Abdalla EK, Ahmad SA, Mansfield PF.  Gastric Cancer.  in Feig BW, Berger DH, Fuhrman GM (eds.):  The M. D. Anderson Surgical Oncology Handbook (4th Ed.).  Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA.  2006, p 205-240.

14.  Choi EA, Rodgers SE, Ahmad SA, Abdalla EK.  Hepatobiliary Cancers.  in Feig BW, Berger DH, Fuhrman GM (eds.):  The M. D. Anderson Surgical Oncology Handbook (4th Ed.).  Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA.  2006, p 320-366.

15.  Wray CJ, Ahmad SA.  Controversies in the Surgical Management of Pancreatic Cancer.  in Lowy AM (ed.).  Pancreas Cancer, M. D. Anderson Solid Tumor Oncology Series.  In Press

 

Publications

1.  Intra-operative margin reresection for colorectal liver metastases.  Wray CJ, Lowy AM, Matthews JB, James LE, Mammen JM, Choe KA, Hanto DW, Ahmad SA.  J Surg Educ. 2007 May-Jun;64(3):150-7

2.  Technology for the delivery of hyperthermic intraoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy: a survey of techniques.  Sarnaik AA, Sussman JJ, Ahmad SA, McIntyre BC, Lowy AM.  Recent Results Cancer Res. 2007;169:75-82.

3.  A phase II study of sequential neoadjuvant gemcitabine and paclitaxel, radiation therapy with cisplatin and 5-flurouracil and surgery in locally advanced esophageal carcinoma.  Lowy AM, Firdaus I, Rowchowdhury D, Redmond K, Howington JA, Sussman JJ, Safa M, Ahmad SA, Reed MF, Rose P, James L, Jazieh AR.  Am J Clin Oncol.  Am J Clin Oncol. 2006 Dec;29(6):555-61.

4.  Sentinel lymph node biopsy in thin melanoma patients.  Hershko DD, Robb BW, Lowy AM, Ahmad SA, Ramadas GH, Soldano DA, Sussman JJ.  J Surg Oncol. 2006 Mar 15;93(4):279-85.

5.  Chronic  Pancreatitis:  Recent advances and ongoing challenges.    Ahmad SA, Wray C, Rilo HLR, Choe KA, Gelrud A, Howington JA, Lowy AM, Matthews JB.  Curr Opin Surg.  Curr Probl Surg. 2006 Mar;43(3):127-238.

6.  Is radical surgery necessary for early-stage ampullary tumors?  Ahamd SA.  Ann Surg Oncol.  Ann Surg Oncol. 2005 Dec;12(12):955-6.

7.  Feasibility of a randomized trial of extended lymphadenectomy for pancreatic cancer. Pawlik TM, Abdalla EK, Barnett CC, Ahmad SA, Cleary KR, Vauthey JN, Lee JE, Evans DB, Pisters PW. Arch Surg. 2005 Jun;140(6):584-9.

8.  Forequarter amputation for  recurrent breast cancer:  a case report and review of the literature.  Gooman MD, McIntyre B, Shaughnessy EA, Lowy AM, Ahmad SA.  Journal of Surgical Oncology.  J Surg Oncol. 2005 Nov 1;92(2):134-41.

9.  Clinical significance of bacterial cultures from 28 autologous islet cell transplant solutions.    Wray CJ, Ahmad SA, Lowy AM, D’Alessio DA, Gelrud A, Choe KA, Soldano DA, Matthews JB, Rodriguez-Rilo HL.  Pancreatology.  Pancreatology. 2005;5(6):562-9.

10.  Surgery for pancreatic cancer:  recent controversies, current practice.  Wray CJ, Ahmad SA, Matthews JB, Lowy AM.  Gastroenterology.  Gastroenterology. 2005 May;128(6):1626-41.

11.  The significance and clinical factors associated with a sub-centimeter resection of colorectal liver metastases. Wray CJ, Lowy AM, Matthews JB, Park S, Choe KA, Hanto DW, James LE, Soldano DA, Ahmad SA.  Annals of Surgical Oncology.  Ann Surg Oncol. 2005 May;12(5):374-80. Epub 2005 Mar 29.

12.  Factors predicting narcotics and insulin independence following islet auto-transplantation in 45 patients with sever chronic pancreatitis.  Ahmad SA, Lowy AM, Wray CJ, D’Allesio D, Choe KA, James LE, Gelrud A, Matthews JB, Rilo HLR.  Journal of the American College of Surgeons. J Am Coll Surg. 2005 Nov;201(5):680-7.

13.  Neuropilin-1 in human colon cancer: expression, regulation, and role in induction of angiogenesis.  Parikh AA, Fan F, Liu WB, Ahmad SA, Stoeltzing O, Reinmuth N, Bielenberg D, Bucana CD, Klagsbrun M, Ellis LM.  American  Journal of Pathology. 2004 Jun;164(6):2139-51.

14.  Effects of overexpression of ephrin-B2 on tumor growth in human colorectal cancer.  W Liu, YD Jung, SA Ahmad, MF McCarty, O Stoeltzing, N Reinmuth, F Fan, LM Ellis.  British Journal of Cancer, 2004 (90):  1620-1626.

15.  Overview of Various Strategies to Inhibit VEGF in Oncology.  CJ Wray, SA Ahmad.  VEGF in Oncology.  In Press.

16.  Limitations of Radiofrequency Ablation in Treating Liver Metastases:  A Lesson in Geometry.  SA Ahmad.  Annals of Surgical Oncology.  Ann Surg Oncol. 2004 Apr;11(4):358-9. Epub 2004 Mar 15.

17.  Pancreaticoduodenectomy.  SA Ahmad, AM Lowy, B McIntyre, JB Matthews.  Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 2005 Jan;9(1):138-43.

18.  Cytoreductive Surgery and Intraperitoneal Hyperthermic Chemoperfusion.  SA Ahmad, J Kim, JJ Sussman, DA Soldano, LJ Pennington, LE James, AM Lowy.  Annals of Surgical Oncology.  2004 Apr;11(4):358-9.

19.  Total Pancreatectomy and Autologous Islet Cell Transplantation as a Means o Treat Severe Chronic Pancreatitis.  HL Rilo, SA Ahmad, J Kim, D D’Alessio, Y Iwanaga, KA Choe, JS Moulton, J Martin LJ, Pennington, DA Soldano, J Biliter, SP Martin, CD Ulrich, L Somogyi, J Welge, JB Matthews, AM Lowy.  Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 2003 Dec 1;7(8):978-989.

20.  Colon Cancer Angiogenesis and Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy.  Wray CJ, Rilo HL, Ahmad SA.  Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs.  2004 Jun;13(6):631-41.

21.  Angiopoietin-1 inhibits vascular permeability, angiogenesis, and growth of hepatic colon cancer tumors.  Stoeltzing O, Ahmad SA, Liu W, McCarty MF, Wey JS, Parikh AA, Fan F, Reinmuth N, Kawaguchi M, Bucana CD, Ellis LM.  Cancer Res. 2003 Jun 15;63(12):3370-7.

22.  An Alogorithm for the Accurate Identification of Benign Liver Lesions.  Kim J, Ahmad SA, Lowy AM, Buell JF, Pennington LJ, Moulton JB, Matthews JB, Hanto DW.  The American Journal of Surgery.  2004 Feb;187(2):274-9.

23.  Increased Biliary Fistulas Following Liver Resection with the Harmonic Scalpel.  Kim J, Ahmad SA, Lowy AM, Buell JF, Pennington LJ, Saldano DA, James LE, Matthews JB, Hanto DW.  American Surgeon.  2003, 69:  815-819.

24.  Alpha(v) Beta(3) Integrin Antagonist S247 Decreases Colon Cancer Metastasis and Angiogenesis and Improves Survival in Mice.  Reinmuth N, Liu W, Ahmad SA, Fan F, Stoeltzing O, Parikh AA, Bucana CD, Gallick GE, Nickls MA, Westlin WF, Ellis LM.  Cancer Research.  2003, 63:  2079-2087.

25.  Blockade of Insulin-like Growth Factor I Receptor Function Inhibits Growth and Angiogenesis of Colon Cancer.  Reinmuth N, Liu W, Fan F, Jung YD, Ahmad SA, Stoeltzing O, Bucana CD, Radinsky R, Ellis LM. Clinical Cancer Research.  2002 Oct 8(10):  3259-69.

26.  Angiogenesis and Antiangiogenic Therapy of Colon Cancer Liver Metastases.  Stoeltzing O, Liu W, Reinmuth N, Parikh A, Ahmad SA, Young YD, Fan F, Ellis LM.  Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2003 Aug;10(7):722-33.

27.  Angiopoietin-1 inhibits tumor growth and ascites formation in a murine model of peritoneal carcinomatosis.  Stoeltzing O, Ahmad SA, Liu W, McCarty MF, Parikh AA, Fan F, Reinmuth N, Bucana CD, Ellis LM.  British Journal of Cancer. 2002 Nov 4;87(10):1182-7.

28.  Antiangiogenic therapy targeting factors that enhance endothelial cell survival. Liu W, Reinmuth N, Stoeltzing O, Parikh AA, Fan F, Ahmad SA, Jung YD, Ellis LM.  Semin Oncol. 2002 Jun;29(3 Suppl 11):96-103.

29.  Role of P38 MAPK , AP-1, and NF-kappaB in interleukin-1beta-induced IL-8 expression in human vascular smooth muscle cells.  Jung YD, Fan F, McConkey DJ, Jean ME, Liu W, Reinmuth N, Stoeltzing O, Ahmad SA, Parikh AA, Mukaida N, Ellis LM. Cytokine. 2002 May 21;18(4):206-13.

30.  Synopsis of Angiogenesis Inhibitors in Oncology.  Ellis LM, Liu W, Fan F, Jung YD, Reinmuth N, Stoelzing O, Takeda A, Akagi M, Parikh AA, Ahmad S.  Oncology 2002; 16S(16):  14-22.

31.  Role of angiogenesis in the development and growth of liver metastasis.  Takeda A, Stoeltzing O, Ahmad SA, Reinmuth N, Liu W, Parikh AA, Fan F,  Akagi, Ellis LM.  Annals of Surgical Oncology 2002;  9(7):  610-616.

32.  Angiopoietins and their role in colon cancer angiogenesis.  Ellis LM, Ahmad S, Fan F, Liu W, Jung YD, Stoeltzing O, Reinmuth N, Parikh AA.  Oncology 2002; 16S(4):  31-35.

33.  Coexpression of Ephrin-Bs and their Receptors in Colon Carcinoma.  Liu W, Ahmad SA, Jung YD, Reinmuth N, Fan F, Bucana CD, Ellis LM. Cancer 2002; 94:  934-9.

34.  Cost-Effectiveness of Staging Computed Tomography of the Chest in Patients with T2 Soft-Tissue Sarcomas.  GA Porter, SB Cantor, SA Ahmad, JT Lenert, KK Hunt, BW Feig, SR Patel, RS Benjamin, RE Pollock.   Cancer 2002; 94(1):197-204.

35.  The Biology of Angiogenesis in Tumors of the Gastrointestinal Tract.  Reinmuth N, Parikh AA, Ahmad SA, Liu W, Stoeltzing O, Fan F, Takeda A, Akagi M, Ellis LM.  Microscopy Research and Technique2003 Feb 1;60(2):199-207.

36.  Extraosseous Osteosarcoma (EOO):  Long-Term Results From A Single Institution.  Ahmad SA, Patel SR, Baker TP, Feig BW, Hunt KK, Yasko A, Burgess M, Papadopoulos N, Plager C, Benjamin RS, Pollock RE, Pisters PW. Journal of Clinical Oncology.  2002 Jan 15;20(2):521-7.

37.  The role of the microenvironment and intracellular cross-talk in tumor angiogenesis.  Ahmad SA, Jung YD, Liu W, Reinmuth N, Parikh A, Stoeltzing O, Fan F, Ellis LM.  Seminars in Cancer Biology.  2002, 12:  105-112.

38.  Inhibited growth of colon cancer carcinomatosis by antibodies to vascular endothelial and epidermal growth factor receptors.  Shaheen RM, Ahmad SA, Liu W, Reinmuth N, Jung YD, Tseng WW, Drazen KE, Hicklin DJ, Ellis LM. British Journal of Cancer.  2001; 85:  584-9.

39.  Differential Expression of Angiopoietin-1 and –2 in Human Colon Cancer:  A Possible Mechanism for Initiation of Angiogenesis. Ahmad SA, Liu W, Jung YD, Fan F, Bucana CD, Ellis LM. Cancer.  2001; 92(5):  1138-43.

40.  Hepatitis B or C Virus Serology as a Prognostic Factor in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma.  Ahmad SA, Bilimoria MM, Wang X, Izzo F, Delrio P, Marra P, Baker TP, Porter GA, Ellis LM, Vauthey JN, Dhamotharan S, Curley SA. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.  2001; 5:  468-476.

41.  Endothelial Survival Factors as Targets for Antineoplastic Therapy.  Reinmuth N, Stoeltzing O, Wenbiao L, Ahmad SA, Jung YD, Fan F, Parikh A, Ellis LM. The Cancer Journal.  2001; 7(3):  S109-19.

42.  Resection of Hepatic and Pulmonary Metastases in Patients with Colorectal Carcinoma.  Reinmuth N, Ahmad SA, Curley SA, Vauthey JN, Putnam S, Ellis LM. Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2001; 20:  105B.

43.  Vascular endothelial growth factor is upregulated by interleukin-1b in human vascular smooth vascular cells via P38 mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway.  YD Jung, W Liu,  N  Reinmuth, SA Ahmad, F Fan, GE Gallick, LM Ellis.  Angiogenesis 2001; 4:  155-162.

44.  Role of Angiogenesis Inhibitors in Cancer Treatment.  Ellis LM, Liu W, Fan F, Jung YD, Reinmuth N, Shaheen RM, Ahmad S.   Oncology (Huntingt) 2001; 15:  39-46. 

45.  Overview of Angiogenesis:  Biologic Implications for Anti-Angiogenic Therapy.  Ellis LM, Liu W, Ahmad SA, Fan F, Jung YD, Shaheen RM, Reinmuth N.  Seminars in Oncology 2001; 28:  94-104.

46.  Induction of VEGF in Pericytes defines a Potential Paracrine Mechanism for Endothelial Cell Survival.  Reinmuth N, Liu W, Jung YD, Ahmad SA, Shaheen RM, Fan F, Bucana CD, Gallick GE, McMahon G, Ellis LM.  FASEB J 2001; 15:  1239-41.

47.  The Effects of Angiopoietin-1 and –2 on Tumor Growth and Angiogenesis in Human Colon Cancer.  Ahmad SA, Liu W, Jung YD, Fan F, Wilson M, Reinmuth N, Shaheen RM, Bucana CD, Ellis LM.  Cancer Research 2001; 61:  1255-1259.

48.  Cost-Effectiveness of Routine Chest Computed Tomography (CT) In Patients With T2 Soft-Tissue Sarcoma.  Porter GA, Ahmad SA, Cantor SB, Lenert JT, Feig BW, Patel S, Benjamin RS, Hunt KK, Pollock RE, Pisters PW. Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2000; 19; 553a.

49.  Effects of an Antibody to Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor-2 on Survival, Tumor Vascularity, and Apoptosis in a Murine Model of Colon Carcinamatosis.  Shaheen RM, Tseng WW, Vellagas R, Liu W, Ahmad SA, Jung YD, Reinmuth N, Drazen KE, Bucana CD, Hicklin DJ, Ellis LM.  International Journal of Oncology.  2001; 18:  221-226

50.  Role of the Tumor Microenvironment in Mediating Response to Anti-Angiogenic Therapy.  Jung YD, Ahmad SA, Akagi Y, Takahashi Y, Liu W, Reinmuth N, Shaheen RM, Fan F, Ellis LM.  Cancer and Metastasis Reviews 2000; 19:  147-157.

51.  Endothelial Cell Survival and Apoptosis in the Tumor Vasculature.  Liu W, Ahmad SA, Reinmuth N, Shaheen RM, Jung YD, Fan F, Ellis LM.  Apoptosis 2000; 5:  323-328.

52.  Regulators of Colon Cancer Angiogenesis.  Ahmad SA, Shaheen RM, Liu W, Jung YD, Takahashi Y, Akagi Y, Reinmuth N, Fan F, Ellis LM.  Emerging Therapeutic Targets 2000; 4(3):  347-359.

53.  Extraosseous Osteosarcoma (EOO):  Long-Term Results From A Single Institution.  Ahmad SA, Patel SR, Baker TP, Feig BW, Hunt KK, Yasko A, Burgess M, Papadopoulos N, Plager C, Benjamin RS, Pollock RE, Pisters PW.  Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.  2000; 19; 560a.

54.  Cell-Mediated Immune Response is Better Preserved by Laparoscopy than Laparotomy.  Gitzelmann CA, Mendoza-Sagaon M, Talamini MA, Ahmad SA, Pegoli W, Paidas CN.  Surgery 2000; 127:  65-71.

55.  The Role of Laparoscopy in the Management of Groin Hernia.   Ahmad S,  Lettsome L, Schuricht AL. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 1998; 2:  169-173.

56.  Virgin and Recurrent Groin Hernia:  A Comparison of Patient Recovery Following Endoscopic Preperitoneal Herniorrhaphy.   Ahmad SA, Schuricht AL.  Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 1997; 1:  337-340.

57.  A Comparison of Patient Recovery Following Unilateral and Bilateral Endoscopic Preperitoneal Herniorrhaphy.  Ahmad SA,  Schuricht AL.  Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 1997; 1:  231-235.

58.  Increased Mediastinal Pressure and Decreased Cardiac Output During Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication.  Talamini MA, Mendoza-Sagaon M, Gitzelmann CA,  Ahmad S, Moesinger R, Kutka M, Toung T.  Surgery 1997; 122:  345-53.

59.  Complications of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy:  The Experience of a University-Affiliated Teaching Hospital.  Ahmad SA, Schuricht AL, Azurin DJ, Arroyo LR,  Paskin DL, Bar AH, Kirkland ML.  Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques 1997; 7(1):  29-35.

60.  Banana Flakes Control Diarrhea in Enterally Fed Patients. Emery EA, Ahmad S, Koethe JD, Skipper A, Perlmutter S, Paskin DL.  Nutrition in Clinical Practice 1997; 12:  72-75.

61.  Cell Mediated Immune Response:  Laparoscopy versus Laparotomy.   Gitzelmann CA, Mendoza-Sagaon M, Ahmad S, Pegoli W, Paidas C, Talamini MA.  Owen Wangensteen Surgical Forum 1996; 47:  148-150.

62.  Esophageal Replacement Using the Colon:  Is It A Good Choice?  Ahmad SA, Sylvester KG, Hebra A, Davidoff AM, McClane S, Stafford PW, Schnauffer L, O’Neill J.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery 1996; 31(8):  1026-1031.

63.  Intestinal Perforation Due To An Ingested Foreign Body:  Laparoscopic Management.  Hebra A, Davidoff AM, Ahmad S, Stockman PT, Stafford PW.  Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery 1996; 6(1):  95-98.

64.  Robotically Assisted Porcine Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.  Ahmad S,  Schreiner S, Barnes A, Moesinger RC, Kavoussi  L, Anderson J, Taylor R, Talamini MA.  Surgical Endoscopy 1996; 10:  220

65.  Robotic Placement Of A Computer Generated Pattern In Liver Parenchyma.  Ahmad S, Schreiner S, Barnes A, Moesinger RC, Kavoussi L, Anderson J, Taylor R, Talamini MA.  Surgical Endoscopy 1996; 10:  220.

66.   Functional Recovery After Open And Laparoscopic Inguinal Herniorrhaphy.  Ahmad S, Moesinger RC, Talamini MA.  Surgical Endoscopy 1996; 10: 193.

67.  Congenital Aneurysm of the Internal Jugular Vein In A Pregnant Women.  Calligaro KD,  Ahmad S,  Dougherty MJ, Savarese RP, DeLaurentis DA. Cardiovascular Surgery 1995; 3 (1):  63-64.

68.  Venous Aneurysms:  surgical indications and review of the literature. Calligaro KD, Ahmad S, Dandora R, Dougherty MJ, Savarese RP, Doerr KJ, McAffee S, DeLaurentis DA.  Surgery 1995; 117:  1-6.

Abstracts

1. Complications of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: The Experience of a Community Teaching Hospital. Syed A. Ahmad MD, Daniel J. Azurin MD, Raul L. Arroyo MD, Matthew Kirkland MD. Proceedings of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, December 7-9, 1995. Orlando, FL.

2. Open Cholecystectomy in the Era of Laparoscopy, Issues in 1996. Syed A. Ahmad MD, Elizabeth A. Martin MD, Daniel J. AzurinMD, Mathew Kirkland MD. Proceedings of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, December 4-7, 1996. Orlando, FLA.

3. A Comparison of Patient Recovery Following Unilateral and Bilateral Endoscopic Preperitoneal Herniorrhaphy. Syed A. Ahmad MD, Lydell Lettsome MD, Timothy Wetherill BS, Alan Schuricht MD. Proceedings of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, December 4-7, 1996. Orlando, FLA.

4. A Comparison of Patient Recovery Following Endoscopic Preperitoneal Herniorrhaphy: Virgin vs. Recurrent Hernias. Syed A. Ahmad MD, Lydell Lettsome MD, Timothy Wetherill BS, Alan Schuricht MD. Proceedings of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, December 4-7, 1996. Orlando, FLA.

5. The Role of Laparoscopy in the Management of Groin Hernia: A Survey of Laparoscopic Surgeons. Syed A. Ahmad MD, Lydell Lettsome MD, Timothy Wetherill BS, Alan Schuricht MD. Proceedings of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, December 4-7, 1996. Orlando, FLA.

6. The Role of Laparoscopy in the Management of Groin Hernia: A Survey of Laparoscopic Surgeons. Syed A. Ahmad MD, Lydell Lettsome MD, Timothy Wetherill BS, Alan Schuricht MD. Proceedings of the World Congress of Surgery , August 1997. Acapulco, Mexico.

7. Training Trends of Surgical Residents During the Laparoscopic Era. Syed Ahmad MD, Peter Pastuszko MD, James Lesniewski MD, Alan Schuricht MD. Proceedings of The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, December 1997. Orlando, FL

8. Are Surgical Residents Being Adequately Trained During the Laparoscopic Era? Syed Ahmad MD, Darius Desai MD, Peter Pastuszko MD, Alan Schuricht MD. Presented at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, December 1997. Orlando, FL

9. Angiopoietin-1 and –2 Expression in Human Colon Cancer. Syed Ahmad, Wenbiao Liu, Young Jung, Fan Fan, Neils Reinmuth, Lee Ellis. Proceedings of the American Association of Cancer Research, A1070: 41: 167, 2000.

10. Neuropilin-1 Expression in Human Colon Carcinoma. Syed Ahmad, Wenbiao Liu, Fan Fan, Young Jung, Neils Reinmuth, Lee Ellis. Proceedings of the American Association of Cancer Research. A3894: 42: 725, 2001

11. Effects of Cytokines on Angiopoietin Expression in Endothelial Cells. Fan Fan, Wenbiao Liu, Young Jung, Syed Ahmad, Neils Reinmuth, Lee Ellis. Proceedings of the American Association of Cancer Researsch.. A21: 42: 4, 2001

12. Eprhrin-B and Eph-B Expression in Human Colon Cancer. Wenbiao Liu, Young Jung, Syed Ahmad, Neils Reinmuth, Cora Bucana, Fan Fan, Lee Ellis. . Proceedings of the American Association of Cancer Research. A2804: 42: 521, 2001

13. Inhibition of Growth and Angiogenesis of Colon Cancers by Inhibition of Insulin-like Factor Receptor-1 Function. Neils Reinmuth, Wenbiao Liu, Young Jung , Syed Ahmad, Fan Fan, Cora Bucana, Robert Radinsky, Lee Ellis. Proceedings of the American Association of Cancer Research. A3156: 42: 588, 2000

14. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor is Upregulated by Interleukin-1b in Human Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells via the P38 MAPK Pathway. Young Do Jung, Wenbiao Liu, Niels Reinmuth, Syed A Ahmad, Fan Fan, Lee M Ellis. Proceedings of the American Association of Cancer Research. A5068: 42: 943, 2000

15. Differential expression of angiopoietin-1 and –2 in human colon cancer: possible mechanism for initiation of angiogenesis. Proceedings of Society of Surgical Oncology 54 th Annual Cancer Symposium, A49: 21, 2001.

16. Short and long-term outcome following repeat pancreatic surgery. Ahmad SA, Matthews JB, Kim J, Martin SP, Ulrich CD, Somogyi L, Rilo H, Lowy AM. Pancreas 25: 419, 2002.

17. Expression and regulation of the novel VEGF receptor neuropilin-1 in human colon cancer. Parikh A, Ahmad S, Stoeltzing O, Bielenberg D, Wenbiao L, Fan F, Klagsbrun M, Ellis L. J Am Coll of Surg 195(3S): S14, 2002.

18. The Significance and Clinical Factors Associated with a Sub-centimeter Resection of Colorectal Liver Metastases. Curtis J. Wray, Andrew M. Lowy, Sei Hyeog Park, Douglas W. Hanto, Laura E. James, Linda J. Pennington, Debbie A. Soldano, Jeffrey B. Matthews, Syed A. Ahmad. HPB (226), 2004.

19.  Factors associated with clinical failure following pancreatectomy and autologous islet cell transplantation.  CJ Wray, AM Lowy, A Gelrud, DA D’Alessio, KA Choe, LE James, JB Matthews, SA Ahmad.  Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.  9(4):  535, 2005.

20.  VEGF predicts survival in patients with pseudomyxoma peritonei.  Logan-Collins J, Kumar S, Lowy AM, Sussman JJ, Robinson-Smith T, Ahmad SA.  Ann Surg Oncol.  2006

Presentations

1. Complications of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: The Experience of a Community Teaching Hospital. Presented at the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, April 3, 1995. Philadelphia, PA.

2. Complications of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: The Experience of a Community Teaching Hospital. Presented at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, December 7-9, 1995. Orlando, FLA.

3. Functional Recovery After Open And Laparoscopic Inguinal Herniorrhaphy. Presented at the 5th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery (SAGES), March 15, 1996. Philadelphlia, PA.

4. Robotically Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery. Presented at the Thomas Bond Symposium, June 7, 1996. Philadelphia, PA.

5. Open Cholecystectomy in the Era of Laparoscopy, Issues in 1996. Presented at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, December 4-7, 1996. Orlando, FLA.

6. A Comparison of Patient Recovery Following Unilateral and Bilateral Endoscopic Preperitoneal Herniorrhaphy. Presented at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, December 4-7, 1996. Orlando, FLA.

7. A Comparison of Patient Recovery Following Endoscopic Preperitoneal Herniorrhaphy: Virgin vs. Recurrent Hernias. Presented at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, December 4-7, 1996. Orlando, FLA

8. The Role of Laparoscopy in the Management of Groin Hernia: A Survey of Laparoscopic Surgeons. Presented at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, December 4-7, 1996. Orlando, FLA.

9. The Role of Laparoscopy in the Management of Groin Hernia: A Survey of Laparoscopic Surgeons. Presented at the Thomas Bond Symposium, June, 1997. Philadelphia, PA.

10. Revision of Failing Bypasses Based on Duplex Ultrasonography: Is Arteriography Necessary? Presented at the Thomas Bond Symposium, June, 1997. Philadelphia, PA.

11. The Role of Laparoscopy in the Management of Groin Hernia: A Survey of Laparoscopic Surgeons. Presented at the World Congress of Surgery , August 1997. Acapulco, Mexico.

12. Training Trends of Surgical Residents During the Laparoscopic Era. Presented at The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, December 1997. Orlando, FL

13. Are Surgical Residents Being Adequately Trained During the Laparoscopic Era? Presented at The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, December 1997. Orlando, FL

14. Hepatitis Serology as a Prognostic Factor in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Presented at The Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract/ Ross Research Conference, May 2000. San Diego, CA

15. Differential expression of angiopoietin-1 and –2 in human colon cancer: possible mechanism for initiation of angiogenesis. Society of Surgical Oncology 54 th Annual Cancer Symposium, March 2001, Washington, D.C. (Plenary Session)

16. Colon Cancer Angiogenesis: The role of VEGF and Angiopoietins. XIV Congresso Nazionale Della Societa Polispecialistica Italiana Dei Giovani Chirgurhi, May 2001, Ischia, Itlay (Invited Lecture)

17. Bench to Bedside: Clinical Applications of Pre-Clinical Research in Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy, November 2001, University of Cincinnati, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Cincinnati, Ohio (Invited Lecture)

18. Surgical Management of Pancreatic Cancer. January, 2002, Diagnosis and Management of Pancreatic Diseases in the New Millennium, Cincinnati, Ohio (Invited Lecture)

19. Surgical Management and Chemotherapeutic Options for Pancreatic Cancer. October, 2002, Management of Pancreatic Diseases and Hepatobiliary Malignancies, Cincinnati, Ohio (Invited Lecture)

20. Surgical Management of Hepatocellular Cancer. October, 2002, Management of Pancreatic Diseases and Hepatobiliary Malignancies, Cincinnati, Ohio (Invited Lecture)

21. Management of Colorectal Cancer. November, 2002, Cancer and the Primary Care Physician, Cincinnati, Ohio (Invited Lecture)

22. Controversies in the Management of Patients with Pancreas Cancer. 48 th Annual Meeting, Ohio Chapter American College of Surgeons, Cincinnati, Ohio (Invited Lecture)

23. Total Pancreatectomy and Autologous Islet Cell Transplantation as a Means to Treat Chronic Pancreatitis. October 2003, Management of Pancreatic Disease and Hepatobiliary Malignancies, Cincinnati, Ohio (Invited Lecture)

24. An Algorithm for Treating Liver Masses. October 2003, Management of Pancreatic Disease and Hepatobiliary Malignancies, Cincinnati, Ohio (Invited Lecture)

25. Gastric Cancer: An Update. October 2003, University of Cincinnati, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds (Invited Lecture).

26. Surgical Options for Chronic Pancreatitis. June 2004. University of Cincinnati, Department of Anesthesia Grand Rounds (Invited Lecture).

27. Factors Predicting Success Following Islet Auto-Transplantation in 45 Patients with Severe Chronic Pancreatitis. October, 2003, American College of Surgeons (Clinical Paper Session), New Orleans, LA.

28. Results of Islet Autotransplantation in Patients Suffering from Severe Chronic Pancreatitis. October 2003, American College of Surgeons (Invited Speaker for Postgraduate Course), New Orleans, LA.

29.  Pancreas Cancer:  Is Surgery Still An Option?  University of Cincinnati Pancreas Symposium, January 2005, Cincinnati, OH.

30.  Management of Colorectal Liver Metastases.  February 2005, Wright State University, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Dayton, OH.

31.  Biology of Colorectal Liver Metastases.  June 2005, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Symposium on Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases, Cape Cod, MA.

32.  Is there a role for surgery in patients colorectal liver metastases?  November 2005, The First Annual University of Cincinnati GI Symposium, Cincinnati, OH.

33.  Chronic Pancreatitis with Small Duct Disease:  Medical versus Surgical Management.  University of Cincinnati Pancreas Symposium, January 2006, Cincinnati, OH.

34.  Total Pancreatectomy and Autologous Islet Cell Transplantation for Chronic Pancreatitis:  The University of Cincinnati Experience.  Society of Black Academic Surgeons.  March 2006, Cincinnati, OH.

35.  Management of Colon Cancer and Colorectal Metastases.  Association of Pakastani Physicians of North America.  April 2006, Cincinnati, OH.

36.  The Surgical Management of Chronic Pancreatitis and Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Cell Transplantation.  National Pancreas Foundation Meeting.  April 2006, Boston, MA.

37.  An Update on Gastric Cancer.  Good Samaritan Hospital Surgical Grand Rounds.  February 2007, Cincinnati, OH.

38.  Surgical Management of Chronic Pancreatitis:  When to Operate?  University of Cincinnati Pancreas Symposium, February 2007, Cincinnati, OH.

39.  Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation in Painful Chronic Pancreatitis:  The Experience at the University of Cincinnati.  Invited Speaker for AGA symposium at DDW, May 2007, Washington D.C.

 

Poster Presentations:

1 Complications of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: The Experience of a Non-University Teaching Hospital. Syed A. Ahmad MD, Daniel J. Azurin MD, David L. Paskin MD, Allen H. Bar MD, Alan L. Schuricht MD, Matthew Kirkland MD. Presented at the 81st Clinical Congress at the American College of Surgeons, October 22-27, 1995. New Orleans, LA.

2. Robotic Placement Of A Computer Generated Pattern In Liver Parenchyma. Syed Ahmad MD, Steven Schreiner PhD, Aaron Barnes BS, Robert C. Moesinger MD, Louis Kavoussi MD, James Anderson PhD, Russell Taylor PhD, Mark A. Talamini MD. Presented at the 5th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery (SAGES), March 15, 1996. Philadelphlia, PA.

3. Robotically Assisted Porcine Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Syed Ahmad MD, Steven Schreiner PhD, Aaron Barnes BS, Robert C. Moesinger MD, Louis Kavoussi MD, James Anderson PhD, Russell Taylor PhD, Mark A. Talamini MD. Presented at the 5th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery (SAGES), March 15, 1996. Philadelphlia, PA.

4. The Spectrum Of Severe Acute Pancreatitis. Syed Ahmad MD, Henry A. Pitt MD, Robert C. Moesinger MD, Charles J. Yeo MD, Keith D. Lillimoe MD, Pamela A. Lipsett MD, John L. Cameron MD, Mark A. Talamini MD. Presented at the Pancreas Club, May, 1996. San Francisco, CA

5. The Role of Laparoscopy in the Management of Groin Hernia: A Survey of Laparoscopic Surgeons. Syed A. Ahmad MD, Lydell Lettsome MD, Timothy Wetherill BS, Alan L. Schuricht MD, FACS. Presented at the 82nd Clinical Congress at the American College of Surgeons. October 6-11, 1996. San Francisco, CA

6. A Comparison of Patient Recovery Following Unilateral and Bilateral Endoscopic Preperitoneal Herniorrhaphy. Syed A. Ahmad MD, Lydell Lettsome MD, Timothy Wetherill BS, Alan L. Schuricht MD, FACS. Presented at the 82nd Clinical Congress at the American College of Surgeons. October 6-11, 1996. San Francisco, CA

7. A Comparison of Patient Recovery Following Endoscopic Preperitoneal Herniorrhaphy: Virgin versus Recurrent Hernias. Syed A. Ahmad MD, Lydell Lettsome MD, Timothy Wetherill BS, Alan L. Schuricht MD, FACS. Presented at the 82nd Clinical Congress at the American College of Surgeons. October 6-11, 1996. San Francisco, CA

8. Open Cholecystectomy in the Era of Laparoscopy: Issues in 1996. Syed A. Ahmad MD, A. Elizabeth Martin MD, Daniel J. Azurin MD, Matt L. Kirkland MD FACS. Presented at the 82nd Clinical Congress at the American College of Surgeons. October 6-11, 1996. San Francisco, CA

9. Technical Considerations for Safe Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Syed A. Ahmad MD, Sun Y. Lee MD, Matt L. Kirkland MD FACS. Presented at the 82nd Clinical Congress at the American College of Surgeons. October 6-11, 1996. San Francisco, CA

10. Anatomic Aspects of Biliary Reconstructoin. Leslie S. Go MD, Syed A. Ahmad MD, Sun Y. Lee MD, Matt L. Kirkland MD FACS. Presented at the 82nd Clinical Congress at the American College of Surgeons. October 6-11, 1996. San Francisco, CA

11. Training Trends of Surgical Residents During the Laparoscopic Era. Peter Pastuszko MD, Syed Ahmad MD, James Lesniewski MD, Alan Schuricht MD. Presented at the 83rd Clinical Congress at the American College of Surgeons. October, 1997. Chicago, ILL

12. Are Surgical Residents Being Adequately Trained During the Laparoscopic Era? Darius Desai MD, Syed Ahmad MD, Peter Pastuszko MD, Alan Schuricht MD. Presented at the 83rd Clinical Congress at the American College of Surgeons. Ocober, 1997. Chicago, ILL

13. Angiopoietin-1 and -2 Expression in Human Colon Cancer. Syed Ahmad, Wenbiao Liu, Young Jung, Fan Fan, Neils Reinmuth, Lee Ellis. Presented at The American Association of Cancer Research, April 2000. San Francisco, CA

14. Hepatitis Serology as a Prognostic Factor in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Syed Ahmad MD, Malcolm Bilimoria, Xuemei Wang, F Izzo, P Delrio, P Mara, Trent Baker, Geoff Porter, Lee Ellis, Jean-Nicholas Vauthey, Steve Curley. Presented at The Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, May 2000. San Diego, CA. (SSAT/ Ross Research Award Conference)

15. Neuropilin-1 Expression in Human Colon Carcinoma. Syed Ahmad, Wenbiao Liu, Fan Fan, Young Jung, Neils Reinmuth, Lee Ellis. Presented at The American Association of Cancer Research. March 2001, New Orleans, LA

16. Effects of Cytokines on Angiopoietin Expression in Endothelial Cells. Fan Fan, Wenbiao Liu, Young Jung, Syed Ahmad, Neils Reinmuth, Lee Ellis. Presented at The American Association of Cancer Research. March 2001, New Orleans, LA

17. Eprhrin-B and Eph-B Expression in Human Colon Cancer. Wenbiao Liu, Young Jung, Syed Ahmad, Neils Reinmuth, Cora Bucana, Fan Fan, Lee Ellis. Presented at The American Association of Cancer Research. March 2001, New Orleans, LA

18. Inhibition of Growth and Angiogenesis of Colon Cancers by Inhibition of Insulin-like Factor Receptor-1 Function. Neils Reinmuth, Wenbiao Liu, Young Jung, Syed Ahmad, Fan Fan, Cora Bucana, Robert Radinsky, Lee Ellis. Presented at The American Association of Cancer Research. March 2001, New Orleans, LA

19. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor is Upregulated by Interleukin-1b in Human Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells via the P38 MAPK Pathway. Young Do Jung, Wenbiao Liu, Niels Reinmuth, Syed A Ahmad, Fan Fan, Lee M Ellis. Presented at The American Association of Cancer Research. March 2001, New Orleans, LA

20. En-Bloc SMV/Portal Vein Resection in the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer: Implications on R0 Resection Rates and Survival. SA Ahmad, EK Abdalla, CC Barnett, X Wang, KR Clearly, JN Vauthey, PWT Pisters, JE Lee, DB Evans. Presented at the Pancreas Club. May 2001, Atlanta, GA.

21. Short and long-term outcome following repeat pancreatic surgery. Ahmad SA, Matthews JB, Kim J, Martin SP, Ulrich CD, Somogyi L, Rilo H, Lowy AM. American Pancreatic Association, November 2002, Chicago, ILL.

22. Reduced morbidity following cytoreductive surgery and intraperitoneal hyperthermic perfusion. Ahmad SA, Sussman JJ, Kim J, Soldano D, Pennington L, Lowy AM. Society of Surgical Oncology. March 2003, Los Angeles, CA.

23. High incidence of positive sentinel lymph nodes identified in selected patients with thin melanomas. Robb BW, Hershko DD, Lowy AM, Ahmad SA, Radadas GH, Pennington LJ, Soldano DA, Sussman JJ. Society of Surgical Oncology. March 2003, Los Angeles, CA

24. Comparison of the harmonic scalpel with clamp crushing technique for hepatic resection. Kim J, Ahmad SA, Lowy AM, Matthews J, Buell J, Pennington L, James L, Hanto D. Society of Surgery of Alimentary Tract (DDW). May 2003, Orlando, FL

25. Biliary fistulas following hepatic resection: Risk factors and treatment strategies. Kim J, Ahmad SA, Lowy AM, Matthews J, Buell J, Pennington L, James L, Hanto D. Society of Surgery of Alimentary Tract (DDW). May 2003, Orlando, FL

26. Short and long-term outcome following repeat pancreatic surgery. Ahmad SA, Matthews JB, Kim J, Martin SP, Ulrich CD, Somogyi L, Rilo H, Lowy AM. Pancreas Club. May 2003, Orlando, FL

27. Comparison of Laparoscopic and Open Surgical Management of Hepatic Cysts. Doty TC, Merchen T, Gupta M, Hanaway MJ, Ahmad SA, Lowy A, Matthews J, Pennington L, Hanto D, Woodle ES, Buell JF. 4 th Americas Congress of the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association. February 2003, Miami, FL

28. A Possible Mechanism to Explain Anorexia Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy. SA Ahmad, JB Matthews, S Park, AM Lowy, A Balasubramaniam, S Sheriff. The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (DDW), May 2004, New Orleans, LA.

29.  The significance and clinical factors associated with a sub-centimeter resection of colorectal liver metastases. Wray CJ, Lowy AM, Matthews JB, Park S, Choe KA, Hanto DW, James LE, Soldano DA, Ahmad SA. ASCO/ GI, January 2005, Miami, FL.

30.  VEGF predicts survival in patients with pseudomyxoma peritonei.  Logan-Collins J, Kumar S, Lowy AM, Sussman JJ, Robinson-Smith T, Ahmad SA.  SSO, March 2006, San Diego, CA.

31.  The impact of a microscopic positive margin in the era of chemoradiation in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy for adenocarcinoma.  Logan-Collins JM, Lowy AM, Nair R, Lyons J, James LE, Wray CJ, Matthews JB, Ahmad SA.  The Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, April, 2006. Los Angeles, CA.

32.  A Comparison of Pancreaticoduodenectomy and Duodenal Sparring Head Resection for the Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis.  McClaine RJ, Lowy AM, Gelrud A, Schmulewitz N, Chauhan S, James LE, Sussman JJ, Ingraham AM, Matthews JB, Ahmad SA.  The Pancreas Club, May 2007,Washington D.C.

33.  The Significance of Lymph Nodes Harvested During Pancreatic Resection:  A Review of the VA Central Cancer Registry.  Mammon JM, James LE, Sussman JJ, Lowy AM, Ahmad SA.  SSAT (DDW), May 2007, Washington D.C.

34.  Preliminary Results of Gene Expression Signatures in Four Chronic Pancreatitis Patients Receiving Autologous Islet Transplantation.  Rilo HLR, Ebert C, Ahmad S, Alimov A, Gelrud A, Schmulewitz N, Chauhan S, MacDonald N, Welge J, Lowy A, D’Allesio D, Aronow B.   SSAT (DDW), May 2007, Washington D.C.