Dr. Nizam Ahmed obtained his MD from Dow Medical College in Pakistan as a Gold Medalist. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Neurology at the New York Medical College and Medical College of Wisconsin respectively, followed by a Fellowship in Epilepsy and Neurophysiology at the Yale University School of Medicine.
He is currently a Professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Neurology at the University of Alberta. He is also the Medical Director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Lab and Visiting Faculty at the Dow University of Health Sciences in Karachi, Pakistan. He is a past President of the Canadian League against Epilepsy.
His main areas of focus include epilepsy and epilepsy surgery, electroencephalography (EEG), biological signal processing, and machine learning applied to EEG and MRI. His research projects include computer assisted diagnosis of epileptogenic lesion on the MRI of brain, machine learning and signal processing of the EEG signal and telehealth.