Bilal Ahmed, MD
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Dr. Bilal Ahmed’s strong academic background represents an important addition to the clinical team at Calvert Memorial Hospital. He completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, which is affiliated with the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Widely respected as one of the premier cancer centers, in 2011 it earned the No. 1 spot in U.S News & World Report’s annual rankings for the best hospitals in cancer care.
He went on to complete his specialty training at The James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute at Ohio State University. During his fellowship there, he participated in numerous research projects and was highly regarded by his peers for his work. Additionally, he wrote chapters for two textbooks. One was on the comprehensive management of head and neck tumors that he wrote along with the top experts in the field at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The second chapter was on gastrointestinal cancers with the experts at Yale School of Medicine.
Dr. Ahmed said he spends a lot of time talking with his patients and their families explaining what the different stages mean, the treatment process step-by-step and details about their various options. "I believe that well-informed patients make well-informed choices," he said. "I encourage them to ask questions and to be actively involved in all areas of their treatment."