Prof Chowdhury H Ahsan
Clinical Professor of Medicine
MBBS, MRCP (London), MD, Ph.D., FACC, FSCAI
Conferred NRB DAY Award 2022
For Outstanding Contribution to Health Services
A native of Bangladesh, Dr. Ahsan received his medical degree from Dhaka Medical College and was awarded the Gold Medal in Medicine. He received the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship and completed a Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacology/General Medicine at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom for his research on the ethnic variation of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of calcium channel blockers. Dr. Ahsan completed postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia and did his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology. He was awarded the Young Investigators’ Award by the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology in 2001, and the American Society of Echocardiography in 2004. He was an Associate Professor and the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center before joining Nevada Heart & Vascular Center.
Dr. Ahsan has recently been appointed as a Clinical Professor of Medicine by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine (UNLV), and is currently the Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories and Cardiovascular Research at the University Medical Center (UMC). Under his leadership, the Cardiology Fellowship program of UNLV Medicine at University Medical Center, Nevada Heart and Vascular Center, and VA Medical Center has been started since July 1, 2014. Dr. Ahsan is the Director of this Cardiology Fellowship Program. He is on the editorial board of the journal of the World Heart Federation, Global Heart.
He was awarded the prestigious Las Vegas HEALS award for his services to the community. He is named in Who’s Who and also enlisted in World Leaders in Medicine. He is an Honoree of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society for his leadership and contribution to Cardiovascular Medicine. Dr. Ahsan has recently been elected the Governor of the Nevada Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Ahsan notably helped to expedite the early delivery of COVID-19 vaccines from USA when they were desperately needed in the country. He has been honored with an honorary diploma of FCPS by Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons this year during the observance of the 50th anniversary of the college which was attended by the Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh as the Chief Guest.