Basheer Ahmed M.D Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Basheer Ahmed celebrates many years of experience in his professional network and has been noted for the achievements, leadership qualities, credentials and successes he has accrued in his field.
After graduating from Osmania University in Hyderabad India, he completed his medical degree from Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. Dr. Ahmed then attended Glasgow University in Scotland to complete his post-graduate studies in Psychiatry.
He is a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsy) London, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) Canada and he is a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
His academic career started in St. Louis, Missouri as an instructor of psychiatry at the University of Missouri at St. Louis and later as the assistant professor of psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the executive director of the Soundview Throgsneck Community Mental Health Center New York. In 1976, Dr. Ahmed moved to Dayton Ohio to become a professor of psychiatry at Wright State University and also the chief of psychiatry at the Dayton VA Hospital. He moved to Texas in 1978 as a professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center –Southwestern Medical School Dallas Texas. He has been in private practice since 1985 in Fort Worth Texas.
He served as the chairman of the Tarrant County Chapter of the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians. He is the past president of the Islamic Association of Tarrant County, the past president of the Islamic Medical Association of North America, and the past president of the Board of Regents of the Islamic Medical Association of North America. He is the founding member of the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Islamic Medicine. He is a former member of Board of Directors of the Multi-Cultural Alliance of North Texas (an interfaith organization). He is also a member of the Muslim Jewish Council of North Texas.
As he was approaching retirement, he planned ahead to engage in activities for the rest of his life. Being a psychiatrist and working closely with people of different cultures and religions, he decided to develop a human service organization to help indigent residents in the DFW area obtain easy access to health care, mental health services and domestic violence services. He established the first charitable medical and social service organization in Texas in 1995. The center provides charitable, medical, dental, mental health and other services to the residents of DFW area irrespective of ethnicity, race, color, religion and country of origin. He served as the chairman of the organization for over 20 years and now serving as chairman emeritus.
Dr Basheer Ahmed’s community work has been cited in several newspapers such as the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star Telegram and other newspapers.
There is a chapter written about his humanitarian work in the book “Inspired to Serve” by Professor Mark Masse and published by Indiana University Press.
Dr Basheer Ahmed brief biography can be seen on his Wikipedia page or his website: www.basheerahmed.com