- Residency - Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2003-2006), Internal Medicine
- Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2007-2010), Gastroenterology
- Medical School - University of North Texas Health Science Center (1999-2003)
Tasneem Ahmed, D.O.
- Internal Medicine - Digestive & Liver Diseases
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Tasneem Ahmed, D.O., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a gastroenterologist who specializes in evaluating and treating patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
American Board of Internal Medicine certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology, Dr. Ahmed has special expertise in treating women, pregnant women, and patients transitioning from pediatric to adult IBD care.
Her research focuses on racial and ethnic disparities in IBD, pregnancy and IBD, and IBD quality measures.
Dr. Ahmed earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. She completed both an internal medicine residency and a gastroenterology fellowship (as Chief Fellow) at the Cleveland Clinic. She also holds a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin.
She is a member of professional organizations that include the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, and We Care, an organization that serves mothers with IBD.
Dr. Ahmed joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2010.
Meet Dr. Ahmed
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Specialist in Dallas
Gastroenterologist Tasneem Ahmed, D.O., specializes in evaluating and treating patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis - at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Although Dr. Ahmed sees all types of inflammatory bowel disease patients, she has special expertise in treating women - including pregnant women - and young adults transitioning from pediatric to adult care.
"I enjoy taking care of the complicated, unique issues that women with Crohn's and colitis can face, including caring for them throughout pregnancy," she says. "I also care for IBD patients who are transitioning from Children's Health to our UT Southwestern practice."
Fellowship trained and board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology, Dr. Ahmed leads a multidisciplinary conference to examine difficult and challenging IBD cases. She also serves as principal investigator for a number of IBD-related clinical trials.
An Advocate for Her Patients
Dr. Ahmed understands that it can be particularly difficult for people to discuss and seek treatment for conditions such as Crohn's disease and colitis.
"IBD is a disease that no one else sees; there can be a stigma, and people who have it don't usually want to talk about it," she says. "I'm here as an advocate for those people. It's my job to worry for my patients, to provide comprehensive and compassionate care, and to get their disease under control."
Dr. Ahmed also gets a lot of satisfaction from giving patients the hope that comes with delivering world-class care.
"I really like that I can go on this journey with my patients - to help take them from feeling really crummy and frustrated to a point where they're in remission and feeling fantastic," she says. "I think I'm very good at providing perspective and hope to patients - holding their hands through the tough times and helping them to see a light at the end of the tunnel."
- Chief Fellow in Gastroenterology 2010, Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic
- American College of Gastroenterology Clinical Research 2009, Predictors of Post-Operative Recurrence after Ileocollic Resection for Crohn’s Disease
- Crohn’s Disease Working Group Research Award 2010, Predictors of Post-Operative Recurrence Ileocolic Resection for Crohn’s Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Cancer Screening