Sar Ahmed, MD

Sar Ahmed, MD

Sar Ahmed, MD is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Ahmed has dual fellowship training from Cleveland Clinic in primary and revision hip and knee replacement/reconstruction as well as shoulder arthroscopy and replacements. In addition, he has extensive training and experience in level-one trauma as well.

Dr. Ahmed received his Bachelors of Science degree from University of Buffalo, where he graduated summa cum laude through the advanced honors program. He was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Chapter as well as the Golden Key National Honor Society. Dr. Ahmed completed his medical degree, General surgery internship and Orthopedic residency through SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse.

In his free time Dr. Ahmed enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife. He enjoys reading and also leads an active life hiking, and participating in triathlons and long distance running.

Meet Sar Ahmed, MD

Work

  • 2018-present

    Desert Orthopedics Center (DOC), PLLC, Chairman/CEO

  • 2012-2018

    The CORE (Center for Orthopedic Research and Education) Institute

  • 2013-2018

    Reconstruction Faculty, University of Arizona Orthopedic Residency, Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix (B-UMCP)

  • 2013-2014

    Associate Director, Division of Orthopedic Traumatology, B-UMCP

  • 2014-2018

    Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Faculty, CORE Institute

  • 2014-2016

    Shoulder/Elbow Fellowship Faculty, CORE Institute

  • 2014-2018

    Hand/Upper Extremity Fellowship Faculty, CORE Institute

  • 2015-2018

    Vice-Chair, Orthopedic Department, Banner University Medical Center Phoenix (B-UMCP)

  • 2013-present

    University of Arizona, Orthopedic Residency Faculty, Assistant Professor (formerly Banner Orthopedic Residency)

  • 2016-2018

    Clinic Director, Banner Orthopedic Spine Institute (OSI), University of Arizona.

Education

  • 2011-2012

    Cleveland Clinic
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Cleveland, OH
    Shoulder/Elbow Fellowship. Joseph Iannotti, M.D, Chairman

  • 2010-2011

    Cleveland Clinic
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Cleveland, OH
    Adult Reconstruction Fellowship. Wael Barsoum, M.D, Vice-Chairman

  • 2006-2010

    SUNY Upstate Medical University
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Syracuse, NY
    Orthopaedic Surgery Residency. Stephen A. Albanese, MD, Chairman

  • 2005-2006

    SUNY Upstate Medical University
    Department of General Surgery, Syracuse, NY
    General Surgery Internship. Paul G. Cunningham, MD, FACS, Chairman

  • 2001-2005

    SUNY Upstate Medical University
    MD, May 2005

  • 1998-2001

    University at Buffalo
    BS, Biology, magna cum laude
    Advanced Honors Program

Research

  • 2017-present

    Walker JB, Worhacz K, Auran RL, Kang P, Ahmed S. Outcomes After Implementation of an Outpatient Shoulder Arthroplasty Protocol.

  • 2017-present

    Walker JB, Worhacz K, Auran RL, Kang P, Ahmed S. Primary and Revision Shoulder arthroplasty as an Outpatient Procedure, a Retrospective Review.

  • 2017-present

    Duran M., Shelhammer R., Ahmed S. Extended Trochanteric Osteotomy; A Novel Approach.

  • 2017- present

    Eyberg B., Walker R., Chung A., Hustedt J., Ahmed S., Meldrum R.Increased Morbidity, Mortality, and Cost Utilization in Revision vs Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty

  • 2017- present

    Eyberg B., Walker R., Chung A., Hustedt J., Ahmed S., Meldrum R.Insurance Status Predicts Increased Morbidity, Mortality, and Cost in Revision Total Joint Arthroplasty

  • 2015-present

    Regenesis: A Randomized, Sham-Controlled Pilot Study of Provant Therapy in the Treatment of Persistent Post-Operative Pain Following Total Knee Arthroplasty

  • 2014-present

    TS vs. PS Tibial Inserts During TKA in Obese Females

  • 2014

    Bioventus: A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel, active controlled, non-inferiority clinical trial comparing three weekly intra-articular injections of Supartz® versus three weekly intra-articular injections of Euflexxa® for treatment of osteoarthritis pain of the knee.

  • 2010-2011

    A nomogram to predict the success of two-stage revision to eradicate knee prosthetic joint infections. Wael Barsoum, MD.

  • 2008-2011

    Postoperative Pain Treatment after Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blinded Controlled Study of Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion of Bupivicaine with or without Ketorolac. Seth Greenky, MD & Brett Greenky, MD

  • 2009- 2011

    Autotransfusion following Total Joint Arthoplasty: Retrospective study to evaluate postoperative transfusion requirements. Seth Greenky, MD

  • 1997

    Summer Research Fellow. Using mutagenesis and electrophysiology with SCAM (Substituted Cysteine Accessibility Method) to determine the accessibility of the residues exposed directly to the cytoplasm or extracellular space of Connexin 32. Martha Skerrett, PhD, SUNY Buffalo

  • 1997-1998

    Research Assistant. Elucidated the role of the M1 transmembrane domain as the voltage sensor that triggers gating of gap junction channels in Cx32. Bruce Nicholson, PhD, SUNY Buffalo.

Publications

Walker JB, Worhacz K, Auran RL, Kang P, Ahmed S. Outcomes After Implientation of an Outpatient Shoulder Arthroplasty Protocol. Submitted to JSES

Eyberg B, Chung A, Walker R, Ahmed S. A Case of Rapidly Destructive Osteoarthritis with Associated Acetabular Fracture, Treated with Total Hip Arthroplasty. Submitted to Journal of Hip Surgery.

Worhacz K, Jacofsky M, Jacofsky D, Ahmed S. Comparing the Efficacy of the Total Stabilizing and Posterior Stabilizing Knee Prostheses in Obese and Pre-Obese Fiales: A Retrospective Cohort Study. J Knee Surgery Jan 22, 2018. (Epub ahead of print) & MORE symposium abstract presentation

Olmscheid N, Chung A, Ahmed S. Parvimonas Micra and Propionibacterium Acnes Infection of a Total Knee Arthroplasty in a Patient with a History of Smoking and Periodontitis. Case Report Manuscript. Submitted to Journal of the American Acadiy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Hustedt J, Ahmed S. Plesiomonas shigelloides periprosthetic knee infection after consumption of raw oysters. The American Journal of Orthopedics.E32-34, Jan/Feb 2017.

Hustedt J, Lara N, Bohl D, Ahmed S. National Trends in Acute Gastrointestinal Hiorrhage in Patients Undergoing Total Joint Arthroplasty in the United States. Submitted to Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery-American.

Sabry FY, Buller L, Ahmed S, Klika AK, Barsoum WK. Preoperative prediction of failure following two-stage revision for knee prosthetic joint infections. J Arthroplasty 29(1):115-21, Jan 2014

Skerrett, I.M., Kasperek, E., Cao, F.-L., Shin, J.H., Aronowitz, J., Ahmed, S., and Nicholson, B.J. Application of SCAM (Substituted Cysteine Accessibility Method) to Gap Junction Intercellular Channels. Cell Communication and Adhesion 8: 179-186, 2001.

Presentations

  • Aug 2018

    Insurance Status Predicts Increased Morbidity, Mortality, and Cost in Revision Total Joint Arthroplasty. Western Orthopedic Association (WOA) 82nd Annual Meeting, Colorado.

  • Aug 2018

    Outcomes After Implementation of an Outpatient Shoulder Arthroplasty Protocol. Western Orthopedic Association (WOA) 82nd Annual Meeting, Colorado.

  • Apr 2018

    Insurance Status Predicts Increased Morbidity, Mortality, and Cost in Revision Total Joint Arthroplasty. Poster Presentation 2nd World Arthroplasty Congress, Rome, Italy

  • Sep 2013

    Orthopedic Grand Rounds, CORE institute

  • Feb 2012

    A nomogram to predict the success of two-stage revision to eradicate knee prosthetic joint infections. AAOS Annual Meeting.

  • May 2004

    Conformational Changes Associated With the Gating of a Gap Junction Channel.Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association, Brock University, Ontario.
    Orthopedic Grand Rounds, SUNY Upstate Medical University

  • Mar 2010

    Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee

  • Oct 2009

    Got Blood?

  • Apr 2009

    Computer Navigation: Dawn of a new Era?

  • Oct 2008

    Synthetic Bone Graft Substitutes

  • Nov 2007

    Nonoperative Treatment of Hip Fractures

  • Jun 2007

    THA Metal Bearing Surfaces; Historical Perspective on a Current Problem

  • Dec 2006

    Total Elbow Arthroplasty

Honors & Professional Organizations

  • 2018-present

    Journal of Hip Surgery Reviewer

  • 2015-2016

    Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix (B-UMCP) Orthopedics Peer Review Committee

  • 2014-2016

    MORE Foundation Research Peer review subcommittee.

  • 2013-present

    ORTHOPEDICS Review Panel

  • 2009-2010

    Physician’s Council for Responsible Reform, NY Senior Consultant

  • 2005-2010

    Onondaga County Medical Society

  • 2005-2010

    Medical Society of the State of New York

  • 2005-present

    American Orthopedic Association

  • 2001-2005

    American Medical Association

  • 2001-2005

    American Medical Student Association

  • 2000-present

    Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Chapter

  • 2000-present

    Golden Key National Honor Society

Certifications

  • July 2014

    ABOS Part II passed

  • July 2010

    ABOS Part I passed
    USMLE Step I, II & III passed

  • Nov 2007

    ATLS/BLS/ACLS

Personal

Hobbies include reading, racquetball, hiking, swimming, road-biking, mountain-biking, running (marathons, 50/100 mile ultramarathons), triathlons (full distance/Ironman), skiing/snowboarding and weightlifting. Fluent in Hindi & Urdu.

  • american orthopaedic association
  • american medical association
  • cleveland clinic
  • state university of new york