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About

Dr Nari Ahmadi

B.Sc.(Med) M.B.B.S., M.S.(Urol), F.R.A.C.S.(Urol)

Degrees and Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Medicine), Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
UNSW- 2005
Basic Surgical Training
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital – 2009

Masters of Surgery
University of Sydney, 2012
Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons – Urology

FRACS, 2014
Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Urological Oncology
USC (University of Southern California), Los Angeles, USA – 2017

Awards

  • Australian Urology Foundation Scholarship, 2015
  • Broad Foundation Grant, USC, Los Angeles, 2015
  • AUA Award Winning Abstract – 2nd Best Video Abstract AUA, San Diego, 2016
  • SIU Academy Awards for 2016 Outstanding Content – Best Poster 2017

Affiliations and memberships

  • American Urological Association (AUA)
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
  • Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ)
  • Sydney University Alumni
  • University of NSW Alumni

Book Chapters

  • Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, A Step-by-Step Guide.
  • Chapter 6: Laparoscopic Right Donor Nephrectomy – Transperitoneal Approach.  Springer.
  • Urothelial Malignancies of the Upper Urinary Tract: A Textbook of Step-by-Step Management.
  • Chapter: Management of Distal Ureter In Nephroureterctomy – Controversies. Springer.
  • Robotics in Genitourinary Surgery, 2nd ed.
  • Chapter 31: Robot-assisted Simple Prostatectomy.  Springer

Publications – Journal articles

  1. Ahmadi N, Delprado WJ, Brooks AJ  et al. Cancer Identified Incidentally in the Prostate Following Radical Cystoprostatectomy, ANZ J Surg, 2014; 84(6): 473-6
  2. Ahmadi N, Delprado WJ, Brooks AJ et al. Pathological Evaluation And Quality Of Surgery In Radical Cystectomy in NSW Australia. ANZ J Surg, 2015; 85(3): 145-149
  3. Huynh K, Krantz J, Ahmadi N et al. Peritoneal Mesothelioma Masquerading as Urachal Mass. ANZ J Surg 2014 Mar 28;84(3):185-6
  4. Ahmadi N, Tran M, Elms M, Ko R. Knotted Proximal Loop of Ureteric Stents: Review of the Literature and 5 Case Reports, J Clin Urol. 2014; doi: 10.1177/2051415814532810
  5. Ahmadi N, Strahan S, Brooks AJ. Herbal medicines for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Medicine Today. 2014; 15 (3) 69-71
  6. Yoon P, Ahmadi N, Strahan S, et al. Spontaneous ureteric rupture secondary to an invasive desmoid tumour. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2014; 5(12): 944-7
  7. CerimagicS, Ahmadi N, Gurney H, Manish I. Patel MI, (2015) “Doctor-patient communication: a study of Australian ethnic urological cancer patients”, International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, Vol. 8 Iss: 2, pp.82 – 91
  8. CerimagicS, Ahmadi N, Gurney H , Hossack T , Patel MI, (2015) “Positive lifestyle changes following urological cancer diagnoses – an Australian interview based study”, International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, Vol. 8 Iss: 2, pp.110 – 119
  9. Soares D, Ahmadi N, Crainic O, Boulas J. Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma Seeding along a Percutaneous Biopsy Tract. Case Reports in Urology. 2015: 925254
  10. Shin T, Duddalwar V, Ukimura O, Matsugasumi T, Ahmadi N, et al. Does Computed Tomography Still Have Limitations to Distinguish Benign from Malignant Renal Tumors for Radiologists? UrolInt.2017;99(2):229-236
  11. Shin T, Smyth TB, Ukimura O, Ahmadi N, et al. Detection of prostate cancer using magnetic resonance imaging/ultrasonography image-fusion targeted biopsy in African-American men. BJUI 2017 Jan 23. doi: 10.1111/bju.13786
  12. Argadjendra M, Ahmadi N, Varol C. A Case of Retroperitoneal Metastases That Occur 14 Years After Surgery. Urol Case Rep. 2016 Sep 16;9:21-23. eCollection 2016.
  13. Yang LS, Shan BL, Shan LL, Chin P, Ahmadi N, Saxena A. A systematic review and meta-analysis of quality of life outcomes after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. Surg Oncol. 2016 Sep;25(3):281-97. doi: 10.1016/j.suronc.2016.05.027. Epub 2016 Jun 7
  14. Ahmadi N, Clifford TG, Miranda G, Cai J et al. Impact of Body Mass Index on Robotic Radical Cystectomy With Intra-Corporeal Urinary Diversion. BJUI, 2017, 120(5): 689-694
  15. Shin T, Smyth TB, Ukimura O, Ahmadi N, et al. Diagnostic Accuracy of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 5-Point Likert Scoring System Evaluated by The Result of MRI/Ultrasonography Image-fusion Targeted Biopsy of The Prostate. BJU 2017, doi: 10.1111/bju.13972
  16. Sawkar H, Patel N, Chopra S, Ahmadi N, et al. Advanced Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Techniques in the Resection of Neural-Derived Retroperitoneal Masses. July 2017, 31. https://doi.org/10.1089/vid.2016.0062
  17. Gyarmati G, Kadoya H, Moon JY, Ahmadi N et al. Advances in Renal Cell Imaging. Seminars in Nephrology. 2018, 38(1), 52–62
  18. Medina LG, Martin O, Cacciamani GE, Ahmadi N, et al. Needle lost in Minimally invasive surgery: Management proposal and literature review. J Robotic Sur. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11701-018-0802-9
  19. Rajarubendra N, Almeida F, Manojlovic Z, Ahmadi N et al. Histologic Validation of 11Carbon-Acetate Positron Emission Tomography/Computer Tomography in Detecting Lymph Node Metastases in Prostate Cancer. J Urol. 2018 Sep, DOI: 10.1016/j.juro.2018.09.028
  20. Fernando H, Deuk N, Thanigasalam R, Ahmadi N et al. Prevalence, predictive factors and preventive measures for inguinal hernia following robotic and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: A systematic review. J Urol, 2018
  21. Ghodoussipour SB, Ahmadi N, Hartman N et al. Factors Influencing Intraoperative Conversion from Planned Orthotopic to Non-Orthotopic Urinary Diversion During Radical Cystectomy. World J Urol, 2018 DOI: 10.1007/s00345-018-2582-2Amini
  22. E, Ahmadi N, Clifford TG et al. Long term oncologic outcome in patients with bladder cancer after radical cystectomy: Impact of Carcinoma in situ in the era of neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Int Urol and Nephrol (2019) DOI:10.1007/s11255-019-02087-4

Presentations (National and international posters & abstracts)

  1. Ahmadi N, Ferguson R, Ko R, et al. The Impact of Ethics Approval Application Process on Junior Medical Officer’s Interest in Performing Clinical Research. NSW State Meeting, Sydney 2011
  2. Ahmadi N, Delprado W, Patel M et al. A 10-year Histopathological Audit of Radical Cystectomy in a Single Pathology Centre in New South Wales, Australia, USANZ 2012, Darwin. (Winner of 2nd best poster award)
  3. Ahmadi N, Delprado W, Patel M et al. Incidental adenocarcinoma of prostate in radical cystoprostatectomy specimen, An Australian study, USANZ Darwin 2012
  4. Ahmadi N, Goolam AS, et al. Renal Hilar Nodes. Do They Exist? USANZ Melbourne 2013 (winner of best poster award)
  5. Goolam AS, Ahmadi N, et al. Recurrent tumor at primary resection site post transurethral resection of bladder tumor for non-muscle invasive high grade bladder cancer: local experience. USANZ 2013, Melbourne
  6. Beattie K, Chung A, Ahmadi N, et al. Prevalence of high risk features in radical prostatectomy specimens in patients who met criteria for nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy. NSW State Meeting, Hamilton Island 2013
  7. Ahmadi N, Grant AK, Ahmadi N, Wong JC. Short and long term outcomes of ventral buccal mucosal graft urethroplasty with bulbospongiosum flap technique. SIU 2015. Melbourne (SIU Academy Awards for 2016 Outstanding Content)
  8. Ahmadi N, Ahmadi N, Grant A, Wong J. Buccal mucosal graft urethroplasty with ventral spongeal flap technique: a novel approach for treatment of anterior urethral stricture with medium and long term follow up. USANZ conference, Gold Coast, 2016
  9. Clifford T, Abreu A, Gill I, Bahn D, Shoji S, Marien A, Shin T, Ahmadi N, Cai J et al. Image-based monitoring of targeted biopsy-proven prostate cancer: active surveillance in 502 men with median 5 years follow-up. SUO meeting, San Antonio, 2016
  10. Shin T, Abreu A, Gill I, Chopra S, Freitas D, Fay C, Oishi M, Ahmadi N, Cai J, Bahn D et al. Role of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors among men managed by active surveillance for prostate cancer: over 5 years median follow up. SUO meeting, San Antonio, 2016
  11. Bove A, Abreu A, Chopra S, Shin T, Fay C, Freitas, Ahmadi N, Clifford T, Cai J, et al. Primary total gland cryoablation for prostate cancer. 5 years of oncologic and functional follow-up data prospectively collected and compared to radical prostatectomy. SUO meeting, San Antonio, 2016
  12. Patel N, Ahmadi N, Hatcher D, Husain F et al. use of automated sms-based messaging to improve outcomes and satisfaction in patients undergoing major urologic oncology surgery. SUO meeting, San Antonio, 2016
  13. Ahmadi N, Roeter D, Shin T, et al.  Perioperative and oncological outcomes of obese patients with bladder cancer undergoing robotic assisted radical cystectomy. AUA meeting, San Diego, 2016
  14. Abreu A, Chopra S, Kundavaram C, Metcalfe C, Ahmadi N et al. Technical Innovations to Robotic Level II and III Thrombectomy: Step by Step. AUA meeting, San Diego, 2016
  15. Abreu A, Chopra S, Shin T, Beckler C, Ahmadi N, et al. Image fusion of real-time US with contrast CT/MRI for renal mass biopsy in an outpatient setting: a pilot study. AUA meeting, San Diego, 2016
  16. Abreu A, Simone G, Chopra S, Ferriero M, Papalia R, Ahmadi N, Mastroianni  R et al. Robotic Intracorporeal Indiana Pouch: replicating open surgery. AUA meeting, San Diego, 2016 (Award winning Abstract – 2nd Best Video Abstract AUA 2016)
  17. Shin T, Smyth TB, Owings M, Ukimora O, Ahmadi N, et al. Detection of Prostate Cancer Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging/Ultrasonography Fusion Targeted Biopsy in African-American Men. AUA meeting, San Diego, 2016
  18. Shin T, Smyth T, Owings M, Ukimora O, Ahmadi N, et al. Diagnostic Accuracy of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 5-Point Likert Scoring System Evaluated by the Result of MRI/Ultrasonography Fusion Targeted Biopsy of the Prostate. AUA meeting, San Diego, 2016 (Best Poster Award, AUA 2016)
  19. Ahmadi N, Clifford T, Miranda G et al.  Impact of body mass index on robotic radical cystectomy with intra-corporeal urinary diversion. USANZ conference, Canberra 2017
  20. Ahmadi N, Clifford T, Hugen C et al. Oncological outcomes of concomitant carcinoma in situ of bladder in radical cystectomy patients who underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy. USANZ conference, Canberra 2017
  21. Ahmadi N, Roeter D, Clifford T, Miranda G et al. Robotic radical cystectomy with intra-corporeal urinary diversion in elderly. USANZ conference, Canberra 2017
  22. Grant A, Ahmadi N, Wong J. Outcomes of redo-urethroplasty in patients with prior failed urethral reconstruction surgery. USANZ conference, Canberra 2017
  23. Ahmadi N, Sameer Chopra A, Simone G, Abreu A, Ferriero M et al. Robotic intracorporeal continent cutaneous diversion: one year outcomes. USANZ conference, Canberra 2017
  24. Ahmadi N, Husain F, Chopra S, Miranda G et al. Early and late complications of robotic radical cystectomy and intracorporeal urinary diversion. USANZ conference, Canberra 2017
  25. Shin T, Smyth T, Mills O, Ukimura, Ahmadi N, et al. Difference between the PZ and the TZ in Diagnostic Accuracy of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 5-Point Likert Scoring System Evaluated by the Result of  MRI/Ultrasonography Fusion Targeted Biopsy of the Prostate. AUA meeting, Boston 2017
  26. Abreu A, Chopra S, Beckler C, Oishi M, Ahmadi N, et al. CT/MRI-US Fusion Guided Renal Mass Biopsy: Initial Experience. AUA meeting, Boston 2017
  27. Carlos Fay C, Freitas DM, Abreu A, Chopra S, Ahmadi N, et al. Robotic Simple Prostatectomy: The USC Experience. AUA meeting, Boston 2017
  28. Hartman N, Ahmadi N, Ghodoussipour S, Caccamani G et al. Factors Influencing Intraoperative Conversion from Planned Orthotopic to Non-Orthotopic Urinary Diversion During Radical Cystectomy. AUA meeting, Boston 2017
  29. Ghodoussipour S, Cameron B, Wang C, Cai J, Ahmadi N, et al Is Compliance to an Enhanced Recovery Protocol After Radical Cystectomy Associated With Improved Post-Operative Outcomes? AUA meeting, Boston 2017
  30. Chopra S, Hussain F, Abreu A, Ahmadi N, Andre Berger et al. Early and late complications of robotic radical cystectomy and intracorporeal urinary diversion. AUA meeting, Boston 2017
  31. Fay C, Freitas D, Chopra S, Ahmadi N, Berger A, Desai M, et al. Robotic uteretal reimplantation for uretero-enteric anastomotic strictures. AUA meeting, Boston 2017
  32. Freitas D, Fay C, Ahmadi N, Abreu A, et al Utilization of Indocyanine Green Fluorescence Angiography During Intracorporeal Uretero-ileal Anastomosis Following Robotic Radical Cystectomy. AUA meeting, Boston 2017
  33. Bazargani, ST, Ahmadi N, Furlong D, et al. Is Pathological Downstaging At Radical Cystectomy For Clinically Organ Confined Bladder cancer Associated with a Better Outcome? WSAUA meeting, Hawaii 2016 (Prize winning abstract – second best abstract award in: Prostate cancer detection and screening section)
  34. Ahmadi N, Roeter D, Clifford T, Bove A, et al. Perioperative and oncological outcomes of elderly patients undergoing robotic assisted radical cystectomy. WSAUA meeting, Hawaii 2016
  35. Ahmadi N, Clifford TG, Hugen C et al. Oncological outcomes of concomitant carcinoma in situ of bladder in radical cystectomy patients who undergo neoadjuvant chemotherapy. WSAUA meeting, Hawaii 2016
  36. Sawkar H, Ahmadi N, Dajani D et al. Advanced Robotic assisted Laparoscopic Techniques In The Resection Of Retroperitoneal Masses. Video abstract. WSAUA meeting, Hawaii 2016
  37. Chopra S, Bovie A, Ahmadi N, et al. Pre-clinical assessment of peri-operative complications and effect on wound and tissue healing of sEphB4-HAS administration prior to surgical intervention. WCE conference, Vancouver, Sept 2017
  38. Ahmadi N, Freitas D, Fay C et al. Robotic ureteral reimplantation for uretero-enteric anastomotic strictures. WCE conference, Vancouver, Sept 2017
  39. Ahmadi N, Freitas DM, Fay C, et al. Can Indocyanine Green Fluorescence Angiography Eliminate Ureteral Strictures After Robotic Radical Cystectomy? WCE conference, Vancouver, Sept 2017
  40. Ahmadi N, Freitas DM, Fay C, et al. Robotic ureteral reimplantation for uretero-enteric anastomotic strictures. WCE conference, Vancouver, Sept 2017
  41. Mekhail P, Berger A, Mekhail M, Ahmadi N et al. Robotic Transvesical Simple Prostatectomy: USC early experience. WCE conference, Vancouver, Sept 2017
  42. Ahmadi N, Cunningham M, Duddalwar V, et al. Robotic Assisted Level IV Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy. AUA, San Francisco 2018
  43. Ahmadi N, Granieri M, Simone G, et al. Robotic Ureteral Reimplantation for Uretero-Enteric Anastomotic Strictures. AUA, San Francisco 2018