Ishthiaque Ahamed

Dr. Ishthiaque Ahamed Specialist Nephrologist & Transplant Physician

Years of Experience : 20

Nationality : India

Languages Known : English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Tulu



Dr. Ishthiaque Ahamed has joined Burjeel Specialty Hospital, as a Specialist Nephrologist and renal transplant physician. He brings a wealth of expertise to his new role. Dr. Ahamed completed his DM in Nephrology from Christian Medical College, Vellore, India, in 2004. Prior to that, he obtained an MD in Medicine from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, in 1999 and an MBBS from the same institution in 1995, establishing a solid educational foundation for his career. He also gained valuable experience through observing ships at prestigious institutions. In 2009, he expanded his knowledge through an observership at the multi-organ transplant unit at Toronto General Hospital in Toronto. In 2013, he was trained in the Across-Blood group transplant unit at Asan Medical Centre in Seoul, South Korea. Throughout his professional journey, Dr. Ahamed has held various positions that have enriched his knowledge and skills. Since April 2006, he has served as a nephrologist at Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital in Bangalore, which is a renowned 2000-bedded health city in India. He has served as Senior Consultant and Head of the Department at the same hospital since 2016. He has been involved in the care of over 500 renal recipients, making him highly knowledgeable in the field. He has vast experience managing high-risk kidney transplantation, including kidney transplant across blood groups (ABO-i), kidney transplantation in HIV patients, kidney transplantation in sensitized recipients, combined kidney & liver transplantation, and combined kidney and pancreas transplantation. His areas of expertise include,

  • Renal Transplantation
  • Abo-i Renal Transplantation
  • Transplants in Hiv Patients
  • Combined Kidney-pancreas
  • Transplants
  • Transplant in Sensitized Patients
  • Post Cardiac Transplants
  • Immunosuppression
  • Transplant Protocols
  • Training Medical and Non-medical Teams in Post-transplant Care
  • Manuscript Writing

Awards & Achievements

  • Has secured third position in national level exam for nephrology selection.
  • Has been felicitated by multiple NGO’S and social organizations for dedicated medical service to society

Research & Publications

  • Ahamed I, Annapandian VM, Muralidhara HD. Myroides odoratimimus urinary tract infection. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2018;29(5):1220-1222. doi: 10.4103/1319-2442.243957. PMID: 30381524
  • Ahamed I, Nellikode S, Annapandian VM. A case report of Salmonella gallinarum Urinary Tract Infection in a Renal Allograft Recipient. Transplant Proc. DOI: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2017.02.045
  • Muralidhar K, Bhagyashri K, Guptha R, Hegde N, Ahmed I, Vincent L. Determinants of renal replacement therapy after adult cardiac surgery. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2013 Oct;21(5):533- 8. doi: 10.1177/0218492312461638. Epub 2013 Jul 9. PMID:24570554
  • Varughese S, John GT, Alexander S, Deborah MN, Nithya N, Ahamed I, Tamilarasi V, Jacob CK. Pre-tertiary hospital care of patients with chronic kidney disease in India. Indian J Med Res. 2007 Jul;126(1):28-33
  • Ahmed I, John GT, Kirubakaran MG, Jacob CK, Muliyil J. Prevalence of proteinuria in rural adult population in Tamil Nadu. Indian J Med Res. 2006 Aug;124(2):185-8. PMID: 17015932
  • John GT, Ahmed I, Jacob CK, Jesudason MV, Lalitha MK. Melioidosis in a renal transplant recipient. Transplantation. 2003 Jul 15;76(1):262. No abstract available. PMID: 12865821

Education & Training

  • MBBS: Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore (1995)
  • MD in Medicine: Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore (1999)
  • DM in Nephrology: Christian Medical College, Vellore (2005)


  • Indian Society of Nephrology