Mohammed Ahmed, MD Neuropsychiatrist and Medical Director

Mohammed Ahmed, MD, is a board-certified neuropsychiatrist specializing in memory disorders/dementia and brain injury medicine.

Dr. Ahmed is the Founder and Medical Director of Kaizen Brain Center. He integrates his expertise of the brain to treat patients who suffer from memory and cognitive issues due to neurodegenerative disorders. He has been uniquely trained in neurology, psychiatry and rehabilitation to treat veterans and athletes, such as former NFL players, with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

He previously served as an associate physician and academic instructor at UC San Diego, and affiliate staff at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Department of Neurology and Psychiatry. He also held an academic position as an Associate Physician in Neurosciences/Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at UC San Diego.

Dr. Ahmed’s niche is understanding the connection between TBI/concussion, and neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). He was the first to investigate the neurological phenomenon of cognitive anosognosia in veterans with mild TBI, and was an integral part of a major research project to help train physicians to better diagnose TBI. He is interested in investigating new treatment options for those with these neurocognitive disorders. Dr. Ahmed specializes in the treatment of various brain disorders using neuromodulation/transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). He trained at the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School for TMS, and is a member of the Clinical TMS society. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry.

Specialty interests:

  • Traumatic brain injury/concussion.
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
  • Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Frontotemporal dementia.
  • Lewy body dementia.

Education and Fellowships


Behavioral neurology/memory disorder/dementia
Veterans Medical Center, San Diego/ Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, UC San Diego San Diego, California

Neurorehabilitation (brain and spinal cord injury)
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina


Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina


Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, Wake Forest Univerity

Medical Education
Karnataka University
Karnataka, India

Board Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Dr. Ahmed and his staff at Kaizen Brain Center are so incredible it is almost hard to put it into words. My mom who became suddenly ill at only age 52 with a neurological disorder began TMS treatments several months ago and has experienced miraculous results. Beyond the physical improvements she has made, the bond she now has formed with the Kaizen Brain team is one she will always treasure.