Faria N. Ahmed, M.S.

Licensed and Certified Genetic Counselor

To see if Faria N. Ahmed is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Genetic Counseling

Pediatric Genetics and Genomic Medicine

Metabolic Genetics



Locations and Contact

2825 50th St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Faria Ahmed is a licensed and board certified genetic counselor who works with  pediatric and adult patient populations and their families who are at risk for, or have been diagnosed with a genetic condition. She provides counseling in the Medical Genetics Clinic at the the UC Davis MIND Institute. Faria takes a special interest in initiatives that foster the diversity of the field of genetic counseling, and promote women in STEM.


Genomic Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis MIND Institute

Undergraduate School

B.A., University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder CO 2011

Other School

M.S., University of Colorado Denver, Denver CO 2020

Summa Cum Laude Honors in Biochemisty, University of Colorado, Boulder CO, 2011

Pesek RD, Reed CC, Collin MH, Muir AB, Fulkerson PC, Menard-Katcher C, Ahmed FN, Dellon ES. Association Between Endoscopic and Histologic Findings in a Multicenter Retrospective Cohort of Patients with Non-esophageal Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2020 July;65(7):2024-2035. doi:10.1007/s10620-019-05961-4.

Ackerman SJ, Kagalwalla AF, Hirano I, Gonsalves N, Katcher PM, Gupta S, Ahmed F, Furuta GT. One-Hour Esophageal String Test: A Nonendoscopic Minimally Invasive Test That Accurately Detects Disease Activity in Eosinophilic Esophagitis. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2019 Oct;114(10):1614-1625. doi:10.14309/ajg.0000000000000371.

Masterson JC, Biette KA, Hammer JA, Nguyen, N, Capocelli KE, Ahmed FN, Furuta GT. Epithelial HIF-1alpha/claudin-1 axis regulates barrier dysfunction in eosinophilic esophagitis. The Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2019 July;129(8):3224-3235. doi:10.1172/JCI126744.

Pesek R, Reed C, Muir A, Fulkerson P, Menard-Katcher C, Falk GW, Kuhl J, Martin EK, Magier AZ, Ahmed F, Dellon ES. Increasing Rates of Diagnosis, Substantial Co-Occurrence, and Variable Treatment Patterns of Eosinophilic Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, and Colitis Based on 10-Year Data Across a Multicenter Consortium. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2019 June;114(6):984-994. doi:10.14309/ajg.0000000000000228.

Battle SL, Doni Jayavelu N, Azad RN, Hesson J, Ahmed FN, Hawkins, RD. Enhancer Chromatin and 3D Genomic Architecture Changes from Naïve to Primed Human Embryonic Stem Cell States. Stem Cell Reports. 2019 May;12(5):1129-1144. doi:10.1016/j.stemcr.2019.04.004.

Menard-Katcher C, Benitez A, Zhaoxing P, Ahmed FN, Wilkins B, Capocelli K, Liacouras C, Verma R, Spergel J, Furuta G, Muir A. Influence of Age and Eosinophilic Esophagitis on Esophageal Distensibility in a Pediatric Cohort. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2017 Sept;112(9):1466-1473. doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.131.