Pharmacy Residency Program

Ahmed Zaki is a PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at University Medical Center New Orleans. He grew up in a combination of places including Alexandria, Egypt and New Orleans. He attended high school at Haynes Academy. Ahmed received his Doctorate in Pharmacy at the Xavier University College Pharmacy in New Orleans this year. Prior to coming to UMCNO, he had been a pharmacy intern at Walgreens. While pursuing his pharmacy degree he was involved in a number of research projects: Efficacy of Dual versus Monotherapy Antiplatelet Therapy in Ischemic Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack, Analysis of CT scan post tPA administration and the risk of hemorrhagic conversion, Incidence of Acute Kidney Injury in patients on antibiotic therapy, and Symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage after thrombolysis with tPA in minor stroke. Several of these projects are pending publication. While in pharmacy school, he served as Social Media Chair for the Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP), Pharmacy Student Association (PSA) Senator, Class of 2019 Representative for Board of Professional Ethics and Conduct Committee (BPEC). In addition, to his many activities outside the class room, Ahmed tutored numerous students in Infectious disease therapeutics, anatomy & physiology, biotechnology, pharmacogenomics, molecular biology, biochemistry, and pharmacy calculations. Commitment to healthcare runs in the family, as Ahmed has an identical twin that graduated with him and is completing a residency at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky.

PGY1 Research

Determining nephrotoxicity threshold for vancomycin based on AUC:MIC ratio in the obese

My Favorite Aspects of the UMCNO Pharmacy Residency Program

  • Specialized clinical services with high-level expertise in their respective fields of practice
  • Highly developed program in Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Supportive preceptors that encourage resident autonomy
  • Opportunities to participate in research
  • Opportunities to teach


  • UMCNO Antimicrobial Stewardship – Member
  • LCMC Antimicrobial Stewardship – Ad Hoc member
  • UMCNO Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee - Participant

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Defining Quality

  • Joint Commission National Quality Approval Award
    The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
  • American College of Surgeons: Verified Trauma Center
    The Norman E. McSwain, Jr, MD, Spirit of Charity Trauma Center only verified Level 1 Trauma Center in South Louisiana.
  • City Business - Best Places to Work
    The Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center (CPHC) at University Medical Center New Orleans was awarded top-tier accreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).
  • PHA Center of Comprehensive Care Award
    University Medical Center New Orleans is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center with a full stroke team on call 24/7 to immediately care for patients with stroke symptoms.
  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Primary Stroke Center
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    University Medical Center has been designated an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA).