Prof Dr Jawad Ahmed


Research Publications in International Impact Factor journals (Annex M)

  1. Jawad, A., PM Hawkey, J. Heritage, and AM Snelling. Description of Leeds Acinetobacter medium, a new selective and differential medium for isolation of clinically important Acinetobacter spp., and comparison with Herellea and Holton's agar. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 1994;32:2353-2358. (IF=4.068)
  2. Jawad, A., J. Heritage, AM Snelling, DM Gascoyne-Binzi, and PM Hawkey. Influence of relative humidity and suspending menstrua on survival of Acinetobacter spp. on dry surfaces. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 1996;34:2881-2887. (IF=4.068)
  3. Jawad, A., AM Snelling, J Heritage, H Seifert and PM Hawkey. Survival of Acinetobacter baumannii on dry surfaces: Comparison of Outbreak and sporadic strains. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 1998;36:1938-1941. (IF=4.068)
  4. Jawad, A., J Heritage, AM Snelling, and PM Hawkey. Exceptional desiccation tolerance of Acinetobacter radioresistens: a cause for concern? Journal of Hospital Infection. 1998;39:235-240. (IF=2.855)
  5. Jawad, A., AM Snelling, J Heritage and PM Hawkey. Comparison of ARDRA and recA-RFLP analysis for genomic species identification of Acinetobacter spp. FEMS Microbiology Letters 1998;165:357-362. (IF=2.049)
  6. Farhat Ullah, Salman Akbar Malik and Jawad Ahmed. Antimicrobial susceptibility and ESBL prevalence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from burn patients from North West of Pakistan. Burns 2009;35,1020-1025. (IF=2.065)
  7. Farhat Ullah, Salman Akbar Malik and Jawad Ahmed. Antibiotic susceptibility pattern and ESBL prevalence in nosocomial Escherichia coli from urinary tract infections in Pakistan. African Journal of Biotechnology. 2009;8(16) 3921-3926. (IF=0.565)
  8. Farhat Ullah, Salman Akbar Malik and Jawad Ahmed. Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern and ESBL prevalence in Klebsiella pneumoniae from urinary tract infection in the North-West of Pakistan. African Journal of Microbiology Research 2009;3(11) 676-680. (IF=0.407)
  9. Shahina Mumtaz, Jawad Ahmed and Liaqat Ali. Frequency of cryptosporidium infection in children under five years of age having diarrhea in the North West of Pakistan. African Journal of Biotechnology. 2010;9(8)1230-1235. (IF=0.565)
  10. Naheed Ali, Jawad Ahmed, Nazish Ali, Fatima Jehan and Saira Saleem. Transfusion transmitted malaria in three major blood banks of Peshawar, Pakistan. African Journal of Biotechnology, 2010;9(33) 5445-5449. (IF=0.565)
  11. Shahina Mumtaz, Liaqat Ali, Jawad Ahmed and Hamid Hussain. Prevalence of extended spectrum beta lactamases (ESBL) in clinical isolates from a teaching hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan. African Journal of Microbiology Research 2011;5(19) 2880-2884. (IF=0.407)
  12. Najeeb Ullah, Ikram Ullah, Hae Young Lee, Muhammad Imran Naseer, Park Moon Seok, Jawad Ahmed and Myeong Ok Kim. Protective function of nicotinamide against ketamine-induced apoptotic neurodegeneration in the infant rat brain. Journal of Molecular Neurosciences 2011;DOI 10.1007/s12-31-9685-1. (IF=2.891)
  13. Jawad Ahmed, Abdul Hamid Jan, Ghareeb Nawaz, Mumraiz Khan. Antibiotic susceptibility pattern of common bacterial pathogens in north of Pakistan. African Journal of Microbiology Research 2011;5(28)4949-4955. (IF=0.407)
  14. Farhat Ullah, Salman Akbar Malik and Jawad Ahmed. Investigation of the genetic basis of tetracycline resistance in Staphylococcus aureus from Pakistan. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 2012;12(6):925-931. (IF=0.947)
  15. Obaid Ur Rahman, Nadeem Khawar, Muhammad Aman Khan, Jawad Ahmed, Kamran Khattak, Jumana Y Al-Aama, Muhammad Naeem and Musharraf Jelani. Deletion Mutation in BSCL2 gene underlies congenital generalized Lipodystrophy in a Pakistani family. Diagnostic Pathology 2013;8:78 (DOI:10.1186/1746-1596-8-78). (IF=1.850)
  16. Bashir Ahmad, Johar Jamil, Jawad Ahmed. Comparison of clinical methods for the phenotypic detection of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Disc diffusion methods with BrillianceTM MRSA Agar. African Journal of Microbiology Research 2013;7(24):3096-3100. (IF=0.407)
  17. Bashir Ahmad, Francesca Urbas, Johar Jamil, Jawad Ahmed and Shumaila Bashir. Biocides susceptibility pattern and phenotypic detection of Efflux pump in Staphylococcus aureus isolates from two tertiary care hospitals of Pakistan. African Journal of Microbiology Research 2013;7(25):3171-3178. (IF=0.407)
  18. Jawad Ahmed, Amjad Ali, Masroor Hussian, Habib Ahmad. Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of bacteria isolated from burn patients in a teaching hospital from Peshawar, Pakistan. African Journal of Microbiology Research 2013;7(28) 3627-3631. (IF=0.407)
  19. Rubina Nazli, Mohammad Akmal Khan, Tasleem Akhtar, Nabila Sher Mohammad, Jawad Ahmed, Jamila Haider. Abnormal Lipid levels as a risk factor of eclampsia, study conducted in tertiary care Hospitals of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province - Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences 2013;29(6) 1410-1414. (IF=0.101)
  20. Muhammad Ayaz, Muhammad Junaid, Jawad Ahmed, Farhat Ullah, Abdul Sadiq, Sajjad Ahmad and Muhammad Imran. Phenolic contents, antioxidant and anticholinesterase potentials of crude extract, subsequent fractions and crude saponins from Polygonum hydropiper L. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2014;14(1)145. (IF=2.080)
  21. Bashir Ahmad, Farmanullah Khan, Jawad Ahmed, Seung Bin Cha, Min-Kyoung Shin, Shumaila Bashir, and Han Sang Yoo. Antibiotic resistance pattern and molecular epidemiology and of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in burn unit of a tertiary care hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 2014. 13(12)2091-2099. (IF=0.947) 
  22. Nageen Yousaf,  Sibtain Afzal, Tehreem Hayat, Jasmin Shah, Nafees Ahmad, Rashda Abbasi, Khushnooda Ramzan, Rasul Jan, Imran Khan, Jawad Ahmed, and Sami Siraj. Association of Vitamin D Receptor gene polymorphisms with prostate cancer risk in Pakistani population. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2014;15(22)10009-10013. (IF=2.500)
  23. Muhammad Ayaz, Fazal Subhan, Jawad Ahmed, Arif-ullah Khan, Farhat Ullah, Ihan Ullah, Gowhar Ali, Nawazish-i-Husain Syed and Sajid Hussain. Sertraline enhances the activity of antimicrobial agents against pathogens of clinical relevance. Journal of Biological Research - Thessaloniki 2015; 22(1):4,1-8. DOI 10.1186/s40709-015-0028-1. (IF=0.710)
  24. Sardar Ahmad, Mohsin Shah, Jawad Ahmed, Aslam Khan, Hamid HussainMary McVey and Asif Ali. Association of hypoadiponectemia with smokeless/dipping tobacco use in young men. BMC Public Health. 2015:15:1072. Doi10.1186/s12889-015-2409-7. (IF=2.264)
  25. Muhammad Ayaz, Fazal Subhan, Jawad Ahmed, Arifullah Khan, Farhat Ullah, Sajid Hussain and Gowhar Ali, Nawazish-i-Husain Syed and Sajid Hussain. Citalopram and venlafaxine differentially augments antimicrobial properties of antibiotics. Acta Polonea Pharmaceutice-Drug Research 2015;72:1269-1278. (IF=0.660)
  26. Amina Gul, Ijaz Ali, Jawad Ahmad, Sanaullah Khan, Fazli Zahir, Imtiaz A Khan. New patterns of HCV: subtypes distribution in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2015. (IF=1.299)
  27. Amina Gul, Nabeela Zahid, Jawad Ahmed, Fazli Zahir, Imtiaz A Khan and Ijaz Ali. Molecular characterization of Hepatitis C virus 3a in Peshawar. BMC Infectious Diseases 2016. 16:163 DOI 10.1186/s 12879-016-1488-0. (IF=2.768)
  28. Muhammad Ayaz, Fazal Subhan, Abdul Sadiq, Farhat Ullah, Jawad Ahmed Robert DE Sewell. Cellular efflux transporters and the potential role of natural products in combating efflux mediated drugs resistance. Frontiers in Biosciences, Landmark. 2017. 22(4)732-756. DOI No. 10.2741/4513. (IF=2.498)
  29. M. Ansar, S. Riazuddin, P. Makrythanasis, M. T. Sarwar, Z. Iqbal, J. Khan, S. A. Paracha, M. Hussain, A. Razzaq, D. L. Polla, A. Suhail, A. Holmgren, D. Misceo, A. P. M. de Brouwer, M. Guipponi, F. A. Santoni, E. Frengen, J. Ahmed, H. van Bokhoven, S. Riazuddin, S. E. Antonarakis; P08-54-Exome sequencing reveals LINGO1 causative variants in autosomal recessive intellectual disability and developmental delay. European Journal of Human Genetics Vol 24 E- Supplement 1 May-2016. (IF = 4.287)
  30. Ghosia Lutfullah, Jawad Ahmed, Aftab Khan, Hina Ihsan, and Jamshed Ahmad. Evaluation of Non-Structural Protein-1 (NS-1) positive patients of 2013 dengue outbreak in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Pak J Med Sci. 2017 33(1)172-176. IF=0.656
  31. Muhammad Ayaz, Abdul Sadiq, Muhammad Junaid, Farhat Ullah, Fazal Subhan and Jawad Ahmed. Neuroprotective and anti-Aging Potentials of essential oils from Aromatic and Medicinal Plants. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 2017. doi 10.3389/fnagi.2017.00168 IF=4.504
  32. Ansar M, Riazuddin S, Sarwar MT, Makrythanasis P, Paracha SA, Iqbal Z, Khan J, Assir MZ, Hussain M, Razzaq A, Polla DL, Taj AS, Holmgren A, Batool N, Misceo D, Lwaszkiewicz J, de Brouwer APM, Guipponi M, Hanquinet S, Zoete V, Santoni FA, Frengen E, Ahmed J, Riazuddin S, van Bokhoven H, Antonarakis SE. Biallelic variants in LINGO1 are associated with autosomal recessive intellectual disability, microcephaly, speech and motor delay. Genetics in Medicine 2017. doi: 10.1038/gim.2017.113. IF=8.229 NATURE
  33. Tariq Masood, Arshi Naz, Jawad Ahmed, Tahir Shamsi, Nazish Farooq, Abid S Taj. Diagnosis and phenotypic assessment of Pakistani Haemophilia B carriers. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences. 2017. 33(3) 738-742. (IF=0.656)
  34. Muhammad Tariq Masood, Arshi Naz, Jawad Ahmed, Tahir Sultan Shamsi, Shariq Ahmed, Nisar Ahmed, Ayisha Imran, Nazish Farooq, Muhammad Tariq Humayun Khan, Abid Sohail Taj. Mutation Spectrum and Genotype Phenotype Analyses in a Pakistani Cohort with Hemophilia B. Clinical and Applied Thrombosis and Hemostasis. DOI: 10.1177/1076029617721011. March 2017 (IF=2.096)
  35. Farmanullah Khan, Bashir Ahmad, Jawad Ahmed, Han Sang Yoo and Shumaila Bashir. Investigation of Staphylococcus aureus, prevailing in the environment of Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2018. Pak J Pharm Sci 31(2) 429-437. IF = 0.682
  36. Maria Khan, Jawad Ahmed, Anima Gul, Aamer Ikram, Farida K Lalani. Antifungal susceptibility testing of vulvovaginal Candida species among women attending antenatal clinic in tertiary care hospitals of Peshawar. Infection and Drug Resistance. 2018. 11, 447-453. IF=3.779
  37. Ishaq N Khan, Jawad Ahmed. Association of Metronidazole with Cancer: A Potential Risk Factor or Inconsistent Deductions? Current Drug Metabolism. 2018. DOI : 10.2174 / 1389200219666180329124130 IF= 2.659. Print ISSN-1389-2002, Online ISSN-1875-5453. Publisher Bentham Science.
  38. Saghir Ahmad, Nafees Bacha, Jehan Bakht, Jawad Ahmed. Characterization of pathogens involved in ventilator associated pneumonia in surgical and medical Intensive Care Units - A single center experience. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2018. (IF = 0.682)
  39. Khan, Muhammad Jaseem; Albalawi, Alia M; Nazli, Rubina; Ahmed, Jawad; Jabeen, Musarrat; Basit, Sulman. Whole Genome Sequencing instead of Whole Exome Sequencing is required to identify the Genetic Causes of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Pakistani families. Submitted to Human Fertility, 2017 IF=1.1003
  40. Khan, Muhammad Jaseem; Nazli, Rubina; Ahmed, Jawad; Jabeen, Musarrat; Basit, Sulman. Evaluation of chromosomal abnormalities and Y chromosome microdeletion in Pakistani infertile families. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association. Submitted 2018.
  41. Muhammad Jaseem Khan, Anwarullah, Rubina Nazli and Jawad Ahmed. Evaluation of chromosomal abnormalities and Y chromosome microdeletion in male infertile Pakistani families. Submitted for publication in Journal of Pakistan Medical Association. submitted 2018.
  42. Shahina Mumtaz, Jawad Ahmed, Amina Gul, Arnolfo Petruzziello and Najeeb Ullah Khan. Sequence and phylogenetic analysis of the complete Core gene of HCV genotype 3a in Peshawar, Pakistan. Submitted in 2018, under review. IF=3.365
  43. Amina Gul, Jawad Ahmed, Ijaz Ali. Hepatitis C virus Genotype 3a: Predictive factors associated with treatment response in patients of Peshawar. Arab Journal of Gastroenterology. 2018 submitted, under review.
  44. Muhammad Ali, Sadeeq ur Rahman, Sulman Basit, Muhammad Tariq Masood, Yasar Yousafzai, Usman Gul, Yousaf khan, Sheraz Khan, Imran Khan, Ahmad Sajjad, Jawad Ahmed, Musharraf Jelani, Abid Jameel and Abid Sohail Taj. Prognostic stratification of acute myeloid leukemia and mylodysplastic syndrome patients on the basis of genetic variations. submitted 2018.
  45. Sami Siraj, Shafiq Ahmad Tariq, Muhammad Arshad, Jawad Ahmed, Khayam Ul Haq, shazia noreen, amjad essa, Mahreen Ul Hassan, Masroor Hussain, Waheed Iqbal, Hamid Hussain. Association of Virulence Genes with Antibiotic Resistance in Pakistani Uropathogenic E. coli Isolates. Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology. Submitted Jan 2018. IF=1.017
  46. Kaneez Fatima, Muhammad Tahir Sarwar, Tayyab ur Rehman, Jawad Ahmed, Humera Kausar, Khitab Gul, Mehboob Ahmed. Analysis of Dairy Probiotics: Their Microbiological, Biochemical and Functional Characterization. Submitted Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 2018.
  47. Fazal Hanan, Jawad Ahmed, Tahira Atta, Ijaz Ali, Amjad Ali, Muhammad Fahim. Mixed infection with dengue virus type-2 and type-3 isolated from classical dengue fever patients in Pakistan. Submitted Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases 2018.
  48. Shahida Tasneem, Muhammad Rizwan Bashir, Shahid Pervez, Jawad Ahmed, Hamid Hussain, Mohammad Tahir Sarwar. Risk factors and expression of COX-2 in patients suffering from esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in Pakistan. Submitted in Jan 2018. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention.

Publications in HEC / PMDC recognized national journals

(Annex N)

  1. Jawad Ahmed. Hospital acquired infections: what do we understand about it? Journal of Postgraduate Medical Institute. 2002;16(1):16-21.
  2. Jawad Ahmed, Akram Shah and Noor Shad Ali. Prevalence of urinary tract infection in pregnant women of Peshawar, NWFP; a single center study. Journal of Postgraduate Medical Institute. 2003;17-(II):168-176.  
  3. Jawad Ahmed, Abid Sohail Taj, Abdur Rahim, Afzal Shah, and M. Rehman. Frequency of hepatitis B and hepatitis C in healthy blood donors of NWFP: a single center experience. Journal of Postgraduate Medical Institute. 2004;18(3): 343-352.
  4. Jawad Ahmed, Salma, and Noor Jehan. Assessment of environmental risk factors and antibiotic susceptibility pattern in hospital acquired infections (HAI) and community acquired infections (CAI). Journal of Medical Sciences. 2005;13(1):53-61.
  5. Zaidi MI, Gul A and Jawad Ahmed. Antibacterial activity of nicotine and its nickel complex. Hamdard Medicus 2005;XLVIII (1) 140-144.
  6. Zaidi MI, Gul A and Jawad Ahmed. Antifungal activity of nicotine and its copper complex. Hamdard Medicus 2005;XLVIII (2) 20-24.

55.Ghareeb Nawaz, Jawad Ahmed and Zakirullah. (2005) Pharyngitis; Bacterial isolates and drug susceptibility pattern. Journal of Postgraduate Medical Institute 2005;19 (4)360-364.

  1. Jawad Ahmed, Ghareeb Nawaz, Liaqat Ali, Fazal Ahmed. Immunization status against Hepatitis B virus and determination of anti-HBs antibody titer in medical and dental students of Peshawar. Journal of Postgraduate Medical Institute 2006;20 (2) 506-511.
  2. Amir Muhammad, Jehan Zeb, Safia Ahmed, Jawad Ahmed. Prevalence of HBV and HCV amongst healthy blood donors of NWFP. Journal of Medical Sciences. 2007;15 (2) 164-167.
  3. Noor Jehan, Rabihat Begum, Alia Naz, Jawad Ahmed. Application of GIS and epidemiological studies of HIV/AIDS in NWFP, Pakistan. Journal of Science and Technology. 2008;32,1-6.
  4. Shahina Mumtaz, Jawad Ahmed, Liaqat Ali. Modified acid fast staining: a better diagnostic tool in chronic diarrhea due to cryptosporidiosis. Journal Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad 2011;23(2) 72-74. 
  5. Nabila Sher Mohammad, Rubina Nazli, Mohammad Akmal Khan, Tasleem Akhtar, Jawad Ahmad, Zarghuna Zafar. Effect of combined oral contraceptive pills on lipid metabolism in women of child bearing age. KMUJ 2013;5(1)22-26.
  6. Shahnaz Attaullah, Imdadullah Mohammadzai, Jawad Ahmed, Bibi Safia Haq, Umair Wadood. Thyroid dysfunction and its effects on serum lipids. J. Med. Sci. 2015;23(1):34-37.
  7. Raheela Taj, Imdadullah Mohammadzai, Jawad Ahmed, Asadullah Khan, Fatima Syed and Zahid Khan. Prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Abbottabad district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-Pakistan. KMUJ 2015;7(4):157-161.
  8. Iftikhar Ali, Jawad Ahmed, Aziz U Khan, Tahir M Khan and Zia Ul-Haq. Self-medication and non-adherence with antibiotics: the current situation in Pakistan. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research. 2015;45:1-4.doi10.1002/jppr.1153.
  9. Rahila Najib, Shahina Mumtaz, Jawad Ahmed, Hube Muhammad, Nade Ahmed, Muhammad Salman, Haider Qureshi. Frequency of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and Human Immunodeficiency Viruses in internally displaced persons of South Waziristan, Pakistan. 2016; J Postgrad Med Inst, 31(1)82-86.
  10. Muhammad Tariq Masood Khan, Arshi Naz, Abid Sohail Taj, Tahir Sultan Shamsi, Muhammad Tariq Humayun Khan, Nazish Farooq, Jawad Ahmed. Haemophilia B diagnostic discrepancy: A survey to confirm diagnoses of Haemophilia B. 2017. KMUJ 9(1)19-23.
  11. Nadia Kashif, Mohammad Tariq Masood, Hidayat Ullah, Adnan Gul, Zahid Aslam Awan, Mohammad Hafizullah, Jawad Ahmed and Abid Sohail Taj. Role of brain natriuretic peptide in the diagnosis and monitoring of iron deficient chronic heart failure patients. 2017. JPMI 30(4)371-375.

KMU approved journals


  1. Jawad Ahmed, Nisar Ahmad, Liaqat Ali, Asif ullah Khan, Hamid Hussain and Abid S Taj. Drug susceptibility pattern of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains circulating in patients from Peshawar, Pakistan. Adv Basic Med Sci 2015;1(1)26-31.
  2. Jawad Ahmed and Tayyab ur Rehman. (EDITORIAL) Measles elimination from Pakistan: a way forward. Adv Basic Med Sci 2015;2:41-42.
  3. Jamshed Khan, Suhail Aziz, Jawad Ahmed, Ihsan Ullah, Muhammad Tahir Sarwar. (Review article) Intellectual disability. Adv Basic Med Sci 2015;2:43-46.
  4. Humaira Khan, Maria Kamran, Tariq Masood, Jawad Ahmed, Shoaib Shah, Abid Sohail Taj. Hypogonadism in multiply transfused β - thalassemia syndrome patients. Adv Basic Med Sci, 2015;2:67-72.
  5. Muhammad Hafizullah, Jawad Ahmed (EDITORIAL) Translational research. Adv Basic Med Sci 2015;1(1)1-3.
  6. Maria Kamran, Humaira Khan, Tariq Masood, Jawad Ahmed, Aakif Ullah Khan, Ubaidullah, and Abid Sohail Taj. Frequency of hypothyroidism in multi-transfused iron overloaded β-thalassemia syndrome patients. Adv Basic Med Sci 2015;1(2)73.






Professor/Pro-Vice-Chancellor/Dean, KMU, Peshawar.
Area of Specialization: 
Microbiology/Molecular Biology
MBBS – Khyber Medical College, Peshawar
MSc – University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
PhD – University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
FCPP – Fellow College of Pathologists, Pakistan
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