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Sarah Ahmad


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

About me

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 Clinical Professor

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

Headache Center

2330 Post St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115