Tariq Ahmad, MD 

Medical School:
New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Residency: Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, OH

Fellowship: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Board Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology


Tariq Ahmad, MD, is an expert in endocrinology, which includes endocrine disorders such as diabetes, thyroid disease, obesity, growth hormone disorders, optic nerve hypoplasia, pituitary tumors, and adrenal insufficiency. Dr. Ahmad specializes in adolescent growth problems, including pubertal issues, thyroid problems, and childhood diabetes. Children diagnosed with obesity-related diabetes are more likely to experience kidney failure and death than adults developing the same health problems.

Compelling Fact

In the United States, one of every three children born in the year 2000 will eventually develop diabetes. An increase in obesity is the reason for this predicted upsurge. Nearly one third of all adults in the United States are obese.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  


  • Diabetes
  • Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
  • Thyroid disease
  • Obesity
  • Growth hormones
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Adrenal insufficiency

Childhood diabetes:
Type 1 Diabetes
Previously known as “insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus” (IDDM) or “juvenile diabetes,” type 1 diabetes is a life-long condition in which the pancreas stops making insulin. Without insulin, the body is not able to use glucose (blood sugar) for energy.

Type 2 Diabetes
Previously known as “non insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus” (NIDDM) or “adult-onset diabetes,” type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes mellitus. About 90 to 95 percent of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. People with type 2 diabetes produce insulin, but either do not make enough insulin or are not able to use the insulin their bodies make.

Optic nerve hypoplasia
This is a medical condition leading to underdevelopment of the optic nerves.

Professional Achievements

  • Diabetes camp participant and leader, 2001-2005
  • Primary Care Fellowship Award, New York Medical College 1997
  • John Wheeler Fellowship Award, Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, Ore. 1995
  • Intramural Research Training Award, National Institutes of Health 1994
  • Intramural Research Training Award, National Institutes of Health 1993

Professional Organizations

  • Member, American Diabetes Association
  • Member, Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society
  • Member, Endocrine Fellowship Foundation
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, Islamic Medical Association of North America

Appointment & Referral Information

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