Qanta Ahmed

MD - Director

Qanta Ahmed is the author of In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor’s Journey in the Saudi Kingdom(SourceBooks, Inc., 2008). She is a board-certified sleep disorders specialist at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York (Stony Brook). Dr. Ahmed is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, and fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

She practices sleep medicine exclusively in Garden City, Long Island. Previously, she practiced in the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, in the National Guard Health Affairs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and in the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Dr. Ahmed holds an Honorary Professorship at the School of Public Health at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. She is the first Muslim woman and the first physician to be selected as a 2010 Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellow in Science and Religion at the University of Cambridge, England. Dr. Ahmed’s advice, guidance, and insight as a woman of the Muslim world are considered invaluable resources for Women's Voices Now.