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Harris Ahmed, DO, Resident Physician, Loma Linda, CA, Loma Linda University Medical Center

HarrisAhmedDOMPH

Resident Physician Loma Linda, CA

Interests in health policy, medical education, and ophthalmology.

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Education & Training

  • Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Burrell College of Osteopathic MedicineClass of 2020, SSP (AOA)
  • University of Southern California
    University of Southern CaliforniaMPH, Honors
  • University of California, Irvine
    University of California, IrvineBA, Sociology, Cum Laude

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Public Health Traineeship HRSA
  • Fellow Max Factor Family Foundation and the USC Institute for Global Health
  • Dean's List Burrell College Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Matching Ophthalmology amidst Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Lessons That Went Viral  
    Ahmed, H., et al, Journal of Academic Ophthalmology, 10/26/2020
  • Can My Concussion Cause A Rash? Ophthalmic Pathology In A 16 Year Old Hispanic Male Concussion Patient  
    Ahmed, H., Mortazavi M., Long, M., Richardson, S., AMSSM/AOASM CASE STUDIES, 2019
  • Increasing Physician Workforce Among Underrepresented Populations, with Emphasis on Low Socioeconomic Native and Hispanic Populations  
    Ahmed, H, New Mexico State University Library Archives, 2018

Books/Book Chapters

Abstracts/Posters

  • A Cheerleader with More Than a Compression Fracture
    Richards, A., Ahmed, H., Phu, N., Mortazavi, M., Presentation at American Medical Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 2020
  • Can Altitude Affect my Vision?
    Ike,B., Ahmed, H., Richards, A., Phu, N., Johnson, K., Mortazavi, M., American Medical Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 2020
  • Microsaccidic Fixational eye movements as an oculomotor marker for concussion
    Mortazavi, M., Manely, R., Riero, H., N., Thirunagari, P., Tramatulo, D., Koucheki N., Ahmed, H., Polec, T., Minor, J., American Medical Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 2020
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Lectures

  • The Resolution Process, Effective Policy Writing and Robert’s Rules 
    Chicago, Illinois - 2019
  • Strategies to Maximize Political Capitol 
    Mesa, AZ - 2019
  • Ophthalmic Pathology in a 16 year old Hispanic Male Concussion Patient 
    Houston, Texas - American Medical Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting - 2018
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Other

  • Single Licensing Exam 
    Ahmed, H., et al.
    SOMA House of Delegates - 2020
  • Minimum GME Placement 
    Ahmed, H., et al.
    SOMA House of Delegates - 2020
  • Minimum First Time Board Passage Rate 
    Ahmed, H., et al.
    SOMA House of Delegates - 2020
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Authored Content

  • Unlock Your Advocacy Potential: How to More Effectively Communicate with PolicymakersAugust 2020
  • Gun violence in the US is an epidemic, and federal funding to research it is necessaryFebruary 2019
  • A Passion for PolicyJanuary 2017

Press Mentions

  • BCOM students cast in a Chris Hemsworth movie filming in New Mexico
    BCOM students cast in a Chris Hemsworth movie filming in New MexicoJune 26th, 2020
  • Beyond the Palm Trees: Advocating for the Underserved: A Video Interview
    Beyond the Palm Trees: Advocating for the Underserved: A Video InterviewJune 26th, 2020
  • Fourth Year Student to Intern on Capitol Hill
    Fourth Year Student to Intern on Capitol HillJune 26th, 2020
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Grant Support

  • Research GrantAmerican Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology and Head and Neck Surgery2018–2019

Committees

  • Member, AMA RFS Committee on Legislation and Advocacy 2020 - Present
  • Prelim Medicine Resident Representative, PEC Loma Linda University 2020 - Present
  • Committee Member, COCA Standards Review Committee 2019 - 2020
  • Vice President/Speaker of the House, SOMA National Board of Trustees 2019 - 2020
  • Chair, SOMA Resolutions Committee 2018 - 2019
  • Task Force Member, AOA Bureau of Emerging Leaders Nomenclature Task Force 2018 - 2019
  • Parliamentarian, SOMA National Board of Trustees 2018 - 2019
  • Committee Member, AOA Professional Affairs 2017 - 2018
  • Task Force Member, AOA Bureau of Emerging Leaders Communications Task Force 2017 - 2018
  • Vice Chair, SOMA Resolutions Committee 2017 - 2018
  • Strategic Partnerships Director, SOMA National Board of Directors 2017 - 2018
  • Founder, BCOM Health Policy Committee 2016 - 2017

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Urdu, Punjabi

Hospital Affiliations