Shireen Ahmad

  • 1108 Citations
1981 …2019
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Research Interests

Areas of Interest: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, Analgesic adjuncts, Opioid sparing postoperative analgesia, Opioid addiction and surgery, Cancer survival & anesthesia, Postoperative outcomes, Minimally invaseive surgery outcomes, faculty mentorship

Certifications and Licenses


Training Experience

1974Residency, New England Medical Center
1975Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital)
1976Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital)

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Dow Medical College, Pakistan

… → 1971


  • Addiction
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Faculty Development
  • Healthcare Quality
  • Pain Management
  • Women's Health

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Grants 2003 2019

Use of Dexmedetomidine for Deep Sedation in Patients Undergoing Outpatient Hysteroscopic Surgery

Ahmad, S., De Oliveira Jr, G. S. & McCarthy, R. J.

Hospira, Inc.


Project: Research project

Research Output 1981 2017

Is Pakistan ready for 'Enhanced Recovery after Surgery' (ERAS)?

Ahmad, S., Jan 1 2017, In : Anaesthesia, Pain and Intensive Care. 21, 1, p. 4-5 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Patient Care Team
Nursing Staff
Pain Management
Patient Satisfaction

Ambulatory anesthesia, monitored anesthesia care, and office-based anesthesia

Rodes, M. E. & Ahmad, S., Apr 28 2015, Clinical Anesthesia Fundamentals. Wolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Citations

The effect of ketamine on hypoventilation during deep sedation with midazolam and propofol a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

De Oliveira, G. S., Fitzgerald, P. C., Hansen, N. M., Ahmad, S. & Mccarthy, R. J., Jan 1 2014, In : European Journal of Anaesthesiology. 31, 12, p. 654-662 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Deep Sedation
6 Citations

Thermal quantitative sensory testing to predict postoperative pain outcomes following gynecologic surgery

Ahmad, S., De Oliveira Jr, G. S., Bialek, J. M. & McCarthy, R. J., Jan 1 2014, In : Pain Medicine (United States). 15, 5, p. 857-864 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
Pain Threshold
Postoperative Pain
Hot Temperature
Opiate Alkaloids
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