Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed, MBBCh, MD, MSc
An astute clinician scientist who has been involved in broad research of protean areas of ophthalmology and who has had extensive experiences in ophthalmic reading centers, Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed currently leads the Ocular Imaging Research and Reading Center (OIRRC) as its Executive Director.
An honor graduate of the Al-Azhar University Faculty of Medicine (Cairo, Egypt), Dr. Ibrahim Ahmed subsequently completed an internship in Internal Medicine and a residency in Ophthalmology at the Al-Hussein University Hospital. He was then appointed in 2003 as Instructor in Ophthalmology at the Al-Azhar University Faculty of Medicine.
In 2007, Dr. Ibrahim Ahmed joined the Visual Neurophysiology Unit at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, as a Clinical Fellow. In 2008, he received a Retina Research Scholarship from the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education to study further in the Retina Division at the Wilmer Eye Institute, where he was honored with several research awards. He left Wilmer and Johns Hopkins briefly in 2013 to complete an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Ibrahim Ahmed returned to Johns Hopkins to join the Retinal Degeneration Unit at the Wilmer Eye Institute as a Research Associate in 2014.
Throughout the years, while conducting multiple research projects in collaboration with leading faculty members at Wilmer and Johns Hopkins, Dr. Ibrahim Ahmed has also been integrally involved with various ophthalmic reading centers. From 2008 to 2012, he was a fellow in the Retinal Imaging Research and Reading Center at Wilmer, focusing on retinal vascular and uveitic diseases. From 2014 to 2017, he was the Associate Director of the Quantum Vision Reading Center at Wilmer, concentrating on retinal degenerative diseases. Most recently, before joining the OIRRC, Dr. Ibrahim Ahmed was the Director of the Wilmer Reading Center, overseeing imaging components of clinical studies in retinal diseases.
Dr. Ibrahim Ahmed is a member of the Egyptian Ophthalmological Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He has also published extensively and widely, with over 50 manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals and many book chapters in print.
In his position at the helm of the OIRRC with remarkable knowledge in ophthalmic imaging, Dr. Ibrahim Ahmed oversees all operations of the Center, from project execution to research and developments to scholarly activities in collaboration with various universities and academic institutions.