Dr. Sumayya Ahmad joined Mount Sinai as an Ophthalmologist in 2016. After graduating with her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Ahmad completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai West and Morningside. She then moved to the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins for her residency in Ophthalmology before completing her fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. With her certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Ahmad's clinical interests include dry eye disease and keratoprosthesis. Additionally, Dr. Ahmad is multilingual and can communicate with her patients in English, Punjabi, Urdu, and Spanish.
In conjunction with her clinical role, Dr. Ahmad serves as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at The Icahn School of Medicine. She is also a member of The Cornea Society and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Throughout her training, Dr. Ahmad was the recipient of several competitive awards which funded some of her work abroad. Having provided medical care in Thailand, Argentina, and India, Dr. Ahmad respects and addresses the cultural differences in views toward illness and treatment throughout her patient population.
Dr. Ahmad's current clinical research interests include evaluating outcomes in keratoprosthesis, ocular surface disease, and dry eye disease. She has authored several peer-reviewed scientific articles and has given a number of presentations on ocular conditions including keratitis, dry eye, and the outcomes of the Boston Type 1 Keratoprostheses.
When discussing her time in practice, Dr. Ahmad says she feels privileged to be able to use her skills to restore vision, making a powerful and immediate impact on the quality of a patient's life.
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- Mount Sinai Brooklyn
- Mount Sinai Queens
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
- Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West