Shushmita Ahmed, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Shushmita Ahmed, M.D.

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Robotic Surgery


Hiatal Hernia


Bariatric Surgery

Gallbladder Disease

Laparoscoptic Surgery



Locations and Contact

UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building

UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building
2221 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS

Additional Numbers

Clinic Fax


Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

During both college and medical school, I was intimately involved in endeavors to provide free services to underserved communities and help educate patients about their diseases. This was a rewarding experience that formed the foundation for my clinical approach. I believe in empowering patients with knowledge about their health and providing them with options to make an informed decision. I believe medicine should be approached in an individualized approach, and I believe in educating and speaking with patients to help them make the best treatment plan.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Ahmed is a general surgeon with advanced training in laparoscopic and robotic surgery. She is experienced with both primary and revisional bariatric surgery, as well as complex foregut operations to treat acid reflux, hiatal hernias and achalasia. She is also experienced in hernia operations, including inguinal and complex ventral hernias, and is well trained in open, laparoscopic, and robotic hernia repair.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Ahmed's academic interests include patient and provider education surrounding obesity and bariatric surgery as well as perioperative outcomes following bariatric surgery. Additionally she is interested in resident education and wellness.


General Surgery
Foregut, Metabolic and General Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

Center for Alimentary and Metabolic Science

Undergraduate School

B.S., UC Irvine, Irvine CA 2008

Medical School

M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford CA 2019


General Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA 2013-2019


Minimally Invasive Surgery, UC Davis Health System, Sacramento CA 2019-2020

Medical Scholars Research Program, 2009, 2010, 2011

National Institute of Health Sponsored Clinical and Translational Science Award, 2010

Chancellor's Award from UC Irvine, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Inter-Disciplinary Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Award, 2005

Excellence in Biological Sciences Alumni Scholarship, 2007

Allergan Fellowship (Research Grant), 2007

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Symposium, 2006

Grantcharov P, Ahmed S, Wac K, Rivas H. Reprocessing and reuse of single-use medical devices: perceptions and concerns of relevant stakeholders toward current practices. Int J Evid Based Healthc. 2019 Mar;17(1):53-57. doi:10.1097/XEB.0000000000000146. PMID:29847410.

Foster D, Choy N, Porter C, Ahmed S, Wapnir I. Axillary reverse mapping with indocyanine green or isosulfan blue demonstrate similar crossover rates to radiotracer identified sentinel nodes. J Surg Oncol. 2018 Mar;117(3):336-340. doi:10.1002/jso.24859. Epub 2017 Dec 11. PMID:29228459.

Rosas U, Ahmed S, Leva N, Garg T, Rivas H, Lau J, Russo M, Morton JM. Mesenteric defect closure in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a randomized controlled trial. Surg Endosc. 2015 Sep;29(9):2486-90. doi:10.1007/s00464-014-3970-3. Epub 2014 Dec 6. PMID:25480607.

Hole MK, Ahmed SM, Wright J, Orlovich D, Carreon D, Munieur Y. The Causes and Consequences of Medical Treatment Non-Adherence. Advanced Tropical Medicine and Public Health International. 2014;4(2):26-40.

Hernandez-Boussard T, Ahmed SM, Morton JM. Obesity disparities in preventive care: findings from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2005-2007. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Aug;20(8):1639-44. doi:10.1038/oby.2011.258. Epub 2011 Aug 4. PMID:21818146.

Woodard G, Ahmed S, Podelski V, Hernandez-Boussard T, Presti J Jr, Morton JM. Effect of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass on testosterone and prostate-specific antigen. Br J Surg. 2012 May;99(5):693-8. doi:10.1002/bjs.8693. Epub 2012 Feb 2. PMID:22302466.

Changchien EM, Ahmed S, Betti F, Higa J, Kiely K, Hernandez-Boussard T, Morton J. B-type natriuretic peptide increases after gastric bypass surgery and correlates with weight loss. Surg Endosc. 2011 Jul;25(7):2338-43. doi:10.1007/s00464-010-1565-1. Epub 2011 Mar 18. PMID:21424205.

Ahmed S, Morrow E, Morton J. Perioperative considerations when operating on the very obese: tricks of the trade. Minerva Chir. 2010 Dec;65(6):667-75. PMID:21224800.