Glendale Pain Management Doctor Bashar Ahmed, MD

Bashar Ahmed, MDDr. Bashar Ahmed is a board-certified Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Management physician specialist.

Educational Biography

Dr. Bashar Ahmed was raised in Arizona spending childhood and teenage years in the East Valley. He went to high school in Mesa, Arizona and then moved on to become a Sun Devil at Arizona State University where he graduated from the prestigious Barrett Honors College. As an undergraduate, he spent extensive time performing laboratory research and volunteering at New Song, a division of Hospice of the Valley, helping children process through grief of losing their parent’s or loved ones.

Dr. Ahmed then became a Wildcat and completed both medical education and residency training at University of Arizona. He spent an extensive period of time volunteering at commitment to underserve populations (CUP) program that is run through medical school providing free medical exams and physicals to those in poverty or are underserved. Dr. Ahmed then completed a prestigious pain management fellowship at University of California, Davis. At UC Davis pain, he had the honor being under the guidance of nationally acclaimed physicians such as Dr. Scott Fishman, Dr. Paul Kreis, Dr. David Copenhaver and Dr. Gagan Mahjan who placed special emphasis at combining interventional techniques, physical therapy, pharmacology, pain behavioral health therapy and acupuncture to comprehensively treat the patient as a whole. Dr. Ahmed endeavors to utilize this comprehensive approach with placing special emphasis on interventional procedures that include central and peripheral neuromodulation and extensive rhizotomy procedures.

Treatment Philosophy

Dr. Ahmed’s passion for treating pain stems from early childhood, when he lost his mother to metastatic cancer. Some of his most powerful memories come from the terrible cries and excruciating cancer pain from his mother. Dr. Ahmed saw firsthand how a disease can take over a person’s life, worse his mother’s life, and cause unrelenting pain and suffering. He understands though pain is not necessarily visible or easily quantified, it sometimes has an even more significant hold and effect on a person’s life than the disease itself. Dr. Ahmed firmly believes that the real service a doctor provides is to give hope and provide comfort, whether it be a physical or an emotional pain. His approach to patient care pairs with that of the philosophy at Arizona Pain Specialists where mission is always to treat the patient as if he/she is a family member. Dr. Ahmed always tries to care for his patients with compassion, as if he was treating his own mother, applying a comprehensive and interventional appraoch to relieve suffering and improve quality of life.


Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Class of 2014

Anesthesiology Residency – ACGME Accredited – 2014-2018
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ

Pain Medicine Fellowship – ACGME Accredited – 2018-2019
University of California, Davis School of Medicine
Sacramento, CA