Ahmad earns fellowship in Family Physician Academy

Warren General Hospital has announced that Javed Ahmad, MD, FAAFP, will be honored at the American Academy of Family Physician ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 25. The ceremony is being held to recognize accomplished family physicians, like Dr. Ahmad, who obtained a fellowship with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

According to AAFP, earning a degree of fellow distinguishes AAFP members as “Champions of Family Medicine.” Fellowship signifies a strong commitment and advancement as a family physician.

A family physician must earn more than 100 “points” to be eligible for fellowship with AAFP. Dr. Ahmad earned 135 points in a variety of ways. Dr. Ahmad volunteered as an assistant professor at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. While volunteer teaching, he was awarded “best teacher” and “best role model” by Hershey Medical Center. Both awards gave him additional points towards eligibility.

The AAFP was founded in 1947. The focus of the Academy was to promote and maintain high quality standards for family physicians across the United States. To maintain an active membership with AAFP, every physician must complete 150 hours of continuing education every three years. Nationwide there are currently 115,900 members of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Of those members only approximately 29,000 physicians have earned a fellowship.

John Maljovec, M.D., medical director at Warren General Hospital, said, “Dr. Ahmad is a very dedicated physician. He continually serves all of his patients with the utmost quality and compassion. WGH is honored to have him as a member of the medical staff.”