Tariq Ahmad, MD

I primarily provide clinical care on both the Oakland and San Ramon campuses for both diabetes and endocrine care. My clinical research is focused on type 1 and type 2 diabetes., though I'm also part of the Northern California Comprehensive Thalassemia Center allowing me to investigate endocrinopathies in this cohort as well. Our UCSF site serves as one of the few centers of excellence for this condition in North America. Since diabetes camps have served as the reason for me pursue pediatric endocrinology, I have been part of the medical staff at summer diabetes camps since 2000. I also play a role in resident and fellow education, and serve as the Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship on the Oakland campus.
Education
06/2006 - Pediatric Endocrinology, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
06/2003 - Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital
MD, 06/2000 - Medical Degree, New York Medical College
BA, 06/1996 - Biology and Psychology, Cornell University
Honors and Awards
  • Byron Aoki Teaching Award, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, 2015-2016
  • Kodian Award, Camp Ho Mita Koda, Ohio, 2003
Publications
  1. Zinc supplementation improves markers of glucose homeostasis in thalassaemia.
  2. Short stature and metabolic abnormalities in two sisters with a 7.6-kb GH1 gene deletion.
  3. Optic nerve hypoplasia and hypopituitarism.