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Sajida Ahad

Sajida Ahad, MD, FACS

Specialties: Bariatric Surgery and General and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Sajida Ahad, please call 319-398-6747

Areas of Interest

General, foregut and bariatric surgery, as well as gastrointestinal cancers.

Year began practicing: 1998

Year joined staff: 2014

Year began practicing in specialty: 2001

Education and Training


Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan, MBBS


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, general surgery


University of Washington, Seattle, WA, minimally invasive surgery and bariatric surgery

Teaching or Professional Positions

Director of Mercy Bariatric Surgery Program 

Associate Professor – University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons 
  • Society of Surgery to Alimentary Tract (SSAT)
  • American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (ASMBS) 
  • Society of Alimentary and Gastrointestinal Surgeons (SAGES)

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • 2019 Nominee for Patient Advocate Award
  • 2018 Nominee for Patient Advocate Award
  • 2018 Nominee for Mentor/Educator Award, one of Mercy's Annual Provider Awards


  • Board certified general surgery
  • Fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery
  • Fellowship trained in bariatric surgery
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support – ATLS
  • Board certified in obesity medicine

Personal Interests

Dr. Ahad enjoys spending leisure time cooking, traveling, gardening, and spending time outdoors.

Philosophy Of Care

Assist and encourage patients to become active participants in their own health care choices through providing open communication, patient education, and encourage patient autonomy.

Additional Information

Mercy’s General Surgery Clinic is a collaborative initiative between Mercy Medical Center and UI Health Care, and comprised of University of Iowa surgical faculty members.


Provider's Contact Information

Bariatric Surgery Clinic website