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Imran Ahmad

Imran Ahmad

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Clinical research

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Dr. Ahmad is the director of the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Program and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Université de Montréal. He is also a member of the physical health scientific evaluation committee at the CIUSSS de l’Est-de-Île-de-Montréal.

Research Unit

Dr. Imran Ahmad is a member of the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Clinical Research Unit. His research interests include allogeneic transplantation, acute leukemia, developments in hematopoietic transplantation and particularly graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), and clinical research methodology. His projects aim to improve the care, survival rates, and quality of life of patients with both malignant and benign hematological diseases.

  • Dumont-Lagacé M, Li Q, Tanguay M, Chagraoui J, Kientega T, Cardin GB, Brasey A, Trofimov A, Carli C, Ahmad I, Bambace NM, Bernard L, Kiss TL, Roy J, Roy DC, Lemieux S, Perreault C, Rodier F, Dufresne SF, Busque L,

    Lachance S, Sauvageau G, Cohen S, Delisle JS. UM171-expanded cord blood transplants support robust T cell reconstitution with low rates of severe infections. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2020 Oct 3:S1083-8791(20)30624-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2020.09.031.
  • LeBlanc R, Claveau JS, Ahmad I, Delisle JS, Bambace N, Bernard L, Cohen S, Kiss T, Lachance S, Landais S, Roy DC, Sauvageau G, Roy J. Newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients treated with tandem auto-allogeneic stem cell transplant have better overall survival with similar outcomes at time of relapse compared to patients who received autologous transplant only. Clin Transplant. 2020 Sep 27:e14099. doi: 10.1111/ctr.14099.
  • Claveau JS, Cohen S, Ahmad I, Delisle JS, Kiss T, Lachance S, Sauvageau G, Busque L, Brito RM, Bambace N, Bernard L, Claude Roy D, Roy J. Single UM171-expanded cord blood transplant can cure severe idiopathic aplastic anemia in absence of suitable donors. Single UM171-expanded cord blood transplant can cure severe idiopathic aplastic anemia in absence of suitable donors. Eur J Haematol. 2020 Aug 4. doi: 10.1111/ejh.13504.


  • MSc in epidemiology

    McGill University

  • Advanced diploma (fellowship) in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

    Université de Montréal

  • Specialization in hematology

    Université Libre de Bruxelles

  • Specialization in internal medicine

    Université Libre de Bruxelles

  • Doctor of Medicine

    Université Libre de Bruxelles


  • 2010 Summa cum laude, hematology (Université Libre de Bruxelles)  (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
  • 2007 Magna cum laude, internal medicine (Université Libre de Bruxelles)  (Université Libre de Bruxelles)