University of Minnesota


Earl E. Bakken
Medical Devices Center

Innovation Fellow Alumni

Ahmed Selim

Ahmed Selim
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AHMED SELIM, MD (2015-2016)

Dr. Selim completed his medical education at the University of Alexandria and earned a diploma in cardiology and vascular diseases from the Suez Canal University in Egypt. When he first came to the US, Ahmed worked as a heart failure research fellow at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, where he gained a remarkable experience in the field of clinical and translational research. Ahmed then went on to complete three years of residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Medical center in New York and earned the ABIM board of Internal Medicine. Before joining the innovation fellows program, Dr. Selim was an assistant professor of Internal Medicine and the team leader of the cardiovascular hospitalists group at the University of Iowa medical center.

Because of his background training, Ahmed has always realized the field of resuscitation as an area of need given its poor outcomes. He invented a technology to improve both survival and neurological outcomes of cardiac arrest. Ahmed's invention received funding from the MN-REACH; an NIH-supported research evaluation and commercialization program, which helped the technology to advance towards being an actual tool that can save patients' lives.

After graduation from the innovation fellows program, Ahmed joined the University of Nebraska medical center to start a cardiology fellowship training. Ahmed wants to pursue a career as a cardiologist and a researcher in the area of medical technology with a focus on cardiac devices.


(Last Updated April 2017)

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