Sumayya Ahmad

Sumayya Ahmad, MD

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Ophthalmology


Ophthalmology (Eye), Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery

Sumayya Ahmad, MD, is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She received her medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine and completed a residency in ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins /The Wilmer Eye Institute. She went on to complete a fellowship in cornea and external disease at the The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, consistently ranked the #1 eye hospital in the U.S for a decade. Her clinical focus includes cataract surgery, full thickness and partial thickness corneal transplantation including DSAEK and DALK, laser vision correction, dry eye, corneal ulcers, and ocular surface disease. Her research interests include evaluating outcomes in keratoprosthesis, ocular surface disease and dry eye disease. Dr. Ahmad has authored several peer-reviewed scientific articles and has given a number of presentations on ocular conditions including keratitis, dry eye, and the outcomes of the Boston Type 1 Keratoprostheses.

Throughout her training, Dr. Ahmad was the recipient of several competitive awards. During medical school, she received several NIH Student Research Fellowships and a Down’s Fellowship for international research in public health. She also received the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health Travel Grant which funded her work at the Aravind Eye Hospital in Tamil Nadu, India. There she evaluated patients and provided manual small incision (SICS) cataract surgery to underserved patients, many of whom had advanced cataracts. In 2016, she was a recipient of the Heed Ophthalmic Fellowship for her achievements in eye research. Dr. Ahmad is a member of the Cornea Society and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Having provided medical care in Thailand, Argentina and India, Dr. Ahmad respects and addresses the cultural differences in views toward illness and treatment. She feels privileged to be able to use her skills to restore vision, making a powerful and immediate impact on the quality of a patient’s life.



Clinical Focus

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eye Disease
  • Eye Infection
  • Eye Trauma / Removal of Foreign Body / Corneal Abrasion
  • Eye Tumor
  • Keratoconus
  • Laceration Repair
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Rosacea
  • Tonometry


MD, Yale School of Medicine

Internship, Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai West and Morningside

Residency, Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins

Fellowship, Cornea, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

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