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अखिल भारतीय आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान, नई दिल्ली
All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Dr. Nishat Hussain Ahmed

  

 

Dr. Nishat Hussain Ahmed, MBBS, MD (Microbiology)  

Current Designation: Additional Professor

 

Work Experience, Research, Achievements:  

Dr. Nishat Hussain Ahmed aims at working on a holistic approach for management, prevention and control of infectious diseases. She is dedicated for continuous quality improvement, and has been instrumental in inconstant betterment of patient care and infection control activities at the centre. Herself a Gold medalist from Mumbai University for her exceptional performance in MD Microbiology, she is a passionate teacher and exults in teaching and mentoring undergraduate, postgraduate and super specialty medical students. She is serving as Officer In-Charge of Ocular Microbiology section since December 2019 and  Nodal Officer for COVID-19 HIC for R P Centre since March 2020

 Her research interests revolve around clinical research in infectious diseases, which is of immediate benefit to the patients. Notable are, her award winning works on novel subspecies of Staphylococcus hominis in blood stream infections of patients with underlying malignancy; development of a molecular test to simultaneously detect five ocular viral pathogens; and on Rhodotorula species- an emerging yeast as a pathogen in ocular infections. She has more than fifty publications in indexed medical journals and has presented papers and delivered talks in various national and international conferences.

 Important achievements:  

  • 2009- Dr. CK Deshpande and Mumbai University Gold Medal for obtaining distinction and highest aggregate marks in MD Microbiology
  • 2013: Certificate of appreciation by honourable Vice Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  • 2014: VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital “Young Scientist Award” in IAMM Delhi Chapter
  • 2015: Invited as faculty in “IAMM Symposium” on “Vaccines” in the National Conference of Indian Association of Medical Microbiology
  • 2018: Received award for her original work on ‘Establishment of Multiplex PCR for Detection of Herpes Simplex Viruses Type-1 and Type-2, Cytomegalovirus, Varicella-Zoster Virus and Adenovirus in Ocular Viral Infections’ at the National Conference of the Clinical Infectious Diseases Society
  • 2019: Diagnostic services at Ocular Microbiology got accredited by NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories), in accordance to ISO 15189:2012; certificate no. MC-3267.
  • 2020: 3rd Venus International Healthcare Awards (VIHA): Received the award for - 'OUTSTANDING CLINICIAN IN MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES' under the Medical Specialty in 3rd Venus International Healthcare Awards (VIHA) 2020.
  • 2021: GAPIO Excellence in Diagnostics award: Received the ‘GAPIO (Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) Excellence in Diagnostics awards’ in ‘Young Clinician’ category.
  • 2021: Received accolades at national and international level for her work on  Rhodotorula species- an emerging yeast as a pathogen in ocular infections.

 

Books & Key Publications:  

  • 50  publications in peer reviewed Pubmed indexed international and national journals  

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