Dr. Iqbal Ahmed is a respirologist and co-director of the Pulmonary Function Laboratory at Richmond Hospital and clinical associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He graduated from the University of Manchester in 1977 and trained at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London before moving to Edmonton to complete a fellowship in respiratory medicine at the University of Alberta.
As a respirologist at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and Charles Camsell Hospital in Edmonton, Dr. Ahmed established the Asthma Teaching Program and Asthma Clinic as well as the Sleep Apnea Program. Since 1996, he has been a respirologist with Vancouver Coastal Health, based at the Richmond Hospital where he was also director of its intensive care unit from 1996 to 1999, and head of the Department of Medicine from 2018 to 2021. He established the first Respiratory Rehabilitation program at the Richmond Hospital in 1999. Dr. Ahmed obtained a Master of Public Health with a major in epidemiology at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 1996. His research interests include obstructive sleep apnea and asthma.