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Sarah Ahmad


Headache specialist
Hiker, painter, cook, traveler and dance-fitness enthusiast

Dr. Sarah Ahmad is a neurologist and headache specialist who cares for patients with headache disorders. She has a special interest in the efficacy of lifestyle changes and alternative therapies for managing headaches.

In her research, Ahmad is involved in clinical trials – studies using human volunteers – to evaluate new headache therapies. She also conducts research in diversity and equity in health care, with a focus on microaggressions (verbal or nonverbal slights based on membership in a marginalized group). She is passionate about medical education and enjoys teaching trainees at all levels.

Ahmad earned her medical degree at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She completed a residency in neurology at Stanford University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in headache medicine at UCSF.

  • Education

    University of Utah School of Medicine, MD, 2015

  • Residencies

    Stanford Medicine, Neurology, 2019

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Headache Medicine, 2020

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

One highlight of my work is being able to teach patients about their headache conditions. Education and knowledge are so important for healing.

Where I see patients (1)

    Selected research