Muneeb Ahmed • Cardiovascular Network of Canada — CANet
CANet Trainee Muneed Ahmed

Muneeb Ahmed

Muneeb is a 2nd-year medical student at McMaster University. His interest in research began during his undergraduate studies at McMaster University where he pondered the barriers which clinicians face to integrating their theoretical knowledge with patients’ lived experiences. These thoughts drove Muneeb into research where he could explore and find his own answers to these questions.

His current research interests include working in evidence-based medicine, simulation-based learning for medical education and being involved in randomized controlled trials evaluating topics in arrhythmia. He plans to pursue a clinician-investigator career and leverage his experiences working in evidence-based medicine to become a better clinician.

When asked about joining CHAT, Muneeb said, “CANet offers resources tailored for members at all stages of training. This includes access to its Canada-wide network of experts in arrhythmias, allowing CHAT members to network with peers and meet new mentors.”

He added, “Furthermore, CHAT has several awards that facilitate further growth in a trainee’s academic career including the CANet Travel Award. This generous award provided me with the opportunity to present our research at the 71st Annual Scientific Session & Expo hosted by the American College of Cardiology in Washington, DC. I had the privilege of speaking to and learning from various experts in many different sub specialties within medicine.”

Muneeb’s recent research was published in the BMJ in November 2021. The publication, Discordant and inappropriate discordant recommendations in consensus and evidence based guidelines: empirical analysisinvestigated guidelines developed by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The study found that consensus-based guidelines produced more recommendations violating the evidence-based medicine principles than evidence-based guidelines.

Beyond being a medical student and aspiring clinician-investigator, Muneeb enjoys sports and is an avid Toronto Raptors fan. In his spare time, he likes to read and highly recommends the book, The Death of Ivan Ilyich. He also enjoys watching stand up comedy, particularly Jon Stewart.