Otolaryngologist (ear, nose, throat)
9 years of experience

Accepting new patients
VHS Physicians of Michigan
4160 John R St
Ste 1007
Medical Center, Detroit, MI 48201
Locations and availability (7)

Education ?

Medical School Score Rankings
Thomas Jefferson University (2001)
  • Currently 3 of 4 apples
Top 50%

Awards & Distinctions ?

American Academy of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Affiliations ?

Dr. Amjad is affiliated with 11 hospitals.

Hospital Affilations



  • Providence Hospital and Medical Center
    16001 W 9 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48075
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe
    468 Cadieux Rd, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • Beaumont Hospital,Troy
    44201 Dequindre Rd, Troy, MI 48085
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • Harper University Hospital
    3990 John R St, Detroit, MI 48201
    • Currently 3 of 4 crosses
    Top 50%
  • Detroit Receiving Hospital & University Health Center
    4201 Saint Antoine St, Detroit, MI 48201
    • Currently 3 of 4 crosses
    Top 50%
  • Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
    3601 W 13 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073
    • Currently 3 of 4 crosses
    Top 50%
  • Sinai-Grace Hospital
    6071 W Outer Dr, Detroit, MI 48235
  • Royal Oak (4 Years
  • Children's Hospital of Michigan
    3901 Beaubien St, Detroit, MI 48201
  • Hutzel Women's Hospital
    3980 John R St, Detroit, MI 48201
  • Royal Oak
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Amjad has contributed to 3 publications.
    Title Treatment Compliance in Patients Lost to Follow-up After Polysomnography.
    Date March 2007
    Journal Otolaryngology--head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-head and Neck Surgery

    OBJECTIVES: Studies on positive airway pressure (PAP) compliance typically focus only on patients who returned for follow-up. In this study, we examined patients who failed to follow-up after their initial polysomnogram (PSG) and PAP titration to determine their treatment status in terms of PAP usage. STUDY DESIGN: On retrospective chart review, we identified 57 patients who, based on PSG findings and symptoms, required the use of PAP but failed to follow-up after titration. Twenty-five of these patients were successfully contacted and agreed to an interview. RESULTS: Only 7 (28%) patients were using PAP on a regular basis. The remaining 18 (72%) patients were noncompliant. CONCLUSIONS: A significant proportion (24%) of OSA patients who required treatment with PAP were lost to follow-up after polysomnography. This group of patients has previously been ignored in the literature. We showed in this study that majority (72%) of these patients were not being treated adequately for OSA.

    Title Iressa Induces Cytostasis and Augments Fas-mediated Apoptosis in Acinic Cell Adenocarcinoma Overexpressing Her2/neu.
    Date July 2006
    Journal International Journal of Cancer. Journal International Du Cancer

    Understanding the role of signal transduction in regulating pathways responsible for cell growth, survival and apoptosis is critical for cancer therapy. We developed and characterized a HER2/neu and Fas overexpressing cell line (BNT.888 ACA2) from a salivary gland adenocarcinoma that arose in a HER2/neu transgenic mouse. We evaluated the effects of Iressa on signal transduction networks downstream of the activated HER2 and the impact on proliferation, cell cycle and apoptosis. Iressa treatment diminished phosphorylation of the HER2/neu and EGFR. Phosphorylation of STAT-3 also decreased and mitogenic signaling through the MAPK pathways was greatly reduced. Cyclin D1 levels decreased, and cells were arrested in G0 and failed to enter S-phase because of hypophosphorylation of Rb and to traverse the G2M checkpoint because of degradation of cyclin B1. Cytostasis occurred within 48 hr at 250-500 nM Iressa. Levels of proapoptotic factors (bim and bax) increased and levels of antiapoptotic factors (bcl-2 and bcl-xL) decreased in a dose-dependent manner. Higher doses of Iressa diminished phosphorylation of Akt slightly, but failed to induce apoptosis. Fas antibody was a potent agonist of apoptosis. Pretreatment with Iressa (1 microM, 24 hr) greatly enhanced Fas-mediated apoptosis as determined by Annexin V binding, cleavage of caspase-3 and PARP. Augmentation of apoptosis was associated with increased Fas expression and membrane localization. Iressa pretreatment increased bid activation, cleavage of caspases -3, -9 and -12 and stress signaling via c Jun. These data showing that Iressa induces cytostasis and primes the extrinsic (Fas) and intrinsic (mitochondrial and endoplasmic reticulum) apoptotic pathways should lead to the development of novel therapeutic targets and strategies.

    Title Tumors and Pseudotumors of the Endolymphatic Sac.
    Journal Skull Base : Official Journal of North American Skull Base Society ... [et Al.]

    This article reports on the presentation, diagnosis, management, and treatment outcomes of lesions of the endolymphatic sac in patients treated at a tertiary neurotology referral center. It summarizes survival results in the largest series groups and presents a new diagnostic entity of pseudotumor of the endolymphatic sac. The study includes retrospective review of all patients diagnosed with lesions of the endolymphatic sac within our practice between 1994 and 2005 as well as review of the literature. The primary outcome measure was survival, and the secondary outcome measure was disease-free survival following definitive resection. Postoperative complications were assessed. Survival characteristics of the largest reported case series groups were reviewed. Five cases of endolymphatic sac lesions were identified. Of these, three were true endolymphatic sac tumors and two were inflammatory pseudotumors of the endolymphatic sac. All three of the endolymphatic sac tumors patients survived (100%), and two of the three had disease-free survival (67%). Two of three patients maintained persistent facial paresis postoperatively. Both patients with benign pseudotumors survived (100%). Our study concluded that endolymphatic sac tumors are rare neoplasms of the temporal bone that, although locally aggressive and invasive, have excellent prognosis for survival with complete resection. We report a new entity of pseudotumor of the endolymphatic sac that mimics true sac tumors in every respect on presentation but which is non-neoplastic in origin.

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