Academic Clinical Fellow
Ahmed completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at Alexandria University, Egypt in 2014. Soon after, from 2015 to 2017, he worked as a medical coordinator for the UNHCR refugee health program in Egypt with the Arab Medical Union. In 2017, he pursued a Master of Public Health at Imperial College London with the prestigious Chevening Scholarship award for global leaders.
Ahmed worked in 2019-20 as a full-time consultant in quality and patient safety at the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO), and still carries on short-term consultancies for WHO-EMRO. At Imperial College London in 2018, Ahmed worked as a Research Assistant at the Department of Primary Care and Public Health. Then in 2020-22, he worked as a Research Associate in patient safety for the Imperial College Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC).
He is currently a Speciality Registrar in General Practice, completing his GP training in the NHS, and an Academic Clinical Fellow at Cambridge University.
Ahmed has been working on healthcare quality and patient safety research at different levels; currently as part of The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute (THIS Institute) at Cambridge University, focusing on identifying operational failures and exploring avenues to address them at the primary care level. He has also been interested in quality and patient safety research in Fragile, Conflict-affected and Vulnerable (FCV) settings and contributed to that aspects through his work with WHO-EMRO. His research also covered using health technology and remote patient monitoring to improve the quality of care, which was his research focus with Imperial College London.
Beaney, T., Neves, A.L., Alboksmaty, A. et al. Trends and associated factors for Covid-19 hospitalisation and fatality risk in 2.3 million adults in England. Nat Commun 13, 2356 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-29880-7
Beaney T, Clarke J, Alboksmaty A, et alPopulation-level impact of a pulse oximetry remote monitoring programme on mortality and healthcare utilisation in the people with COVID-19 in England: a national analysis using a stepped wedge designEmergency Medicine Journal Published Online First: 13 April 2022. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2022-212378
Alboksmaty A, Beaney T, Clarke J, Elkin S, Darzi A, Aylin P, Neves A-L. Effectiveness and safety of pulse oximetry in remote patient monitoring of patients with COVID-19: a systematic review, The Lancet Digital Health, Volume 4, Issue 4, 2022, Pages e279-e289, ISSN 2589-7500, https://doi.org/10.1016/S2589-7500(21)00276-4.
El-Osta A, Hennessey C, Pilot C, Tahir M, Bagkeris E, Akram M, Alboksmaty A, et al. (2021) A digital solution to streamline access to smoking cessation interventions in England; findings from a primary care pilot (STOPNOW study). Public Health in Practice 100176(2): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhip.2021.100176
Alboksmaty A, Kumar S, Parekh R, Aylin P (2021) Management and patient safety of complex elderly patients in primary care during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK—Qualitative assessment. PLOS ONE 16(3): e0248387. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0248387
Letaief M, Leatherman S, Tawfik L, Alboksmaty A, Neilson M, Horemans D. Quality of health care and patient safety in extreme adversity settings in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: a qualitative multicountry assessment. East Mediterr Health J. 2021 Feb 25;27(2):167-176. doi: 10.26719/2021.27.2.167. PMID: 33665801.
Letaief M, Alboksmaty A. A commentary article about the implementation and advancement of the Patient Safety Friendly Hospital Initiative (PSFHI) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. IHF, World Hospitals and Health Services – Health services moving ahead in the East Mediterranean Region (EMRO) Vol.55 No.3
Alboksmaty A, Agaku IT, Odani S, et al, Prevalence and determinants of cigarette smoking relapse among US adult smokers: a longitudinal study, BMJ Open 2019;9:e031676. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-031676.
Ahmed has led and contributed with WHO-EMRO to developing different training modules on quality and patient safety for healthcare professionals. He is also a Co-lead of the “Health & Society” Module that is part of the “Master in Health Policy” program at Imperial College London.