Shahid Ahmed, Ph. D.

President, PITC Institute
Chairman, DoPeace

Dr. Shahid Ahmed has more than 20 years of experience in risk assessment, computing and software development, and development of healthcare training programs. He started the company in 1998, after many years of work at Bell Communications Research, Franklin Research Center, and Babcock and Wilcox. For several years, he was an Adjunct Professor at the Systems Engineering department at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He has a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Ahmed has extensive consulting experience with such clients as NASA, USNRC, Sargent & Lundy, High Technology Corporation, French company EDF, Australian company ANSTO, and the United Nations.

Dr. Ahmed is currently devoting his full time in developing and running the nursing and other healthcare and trade programs at PITC Institute, Wyncote, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Ahmed has started a non-profit since 2014, which currently educates about 12,000 children every year in the slums (and Rohingya Refugee camps) in Bangladesh, Karachi, and inner-city Philadelphia. DoPeace has so far provided 50,000 student-years of education to the disadvantaged children. Dr. Ahmed has recently chronicled his experience in a book entitled, “Under the Starry Nights: Low-cost education of thousands of children in slums,” now available at

Dr. Ahmed is a long-distance runner. He has completed the San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon in 2019, Newport Marathon in 2018, Swiss City half-marathon in 2017, Twin Cities Marathon in 2016, Berlin Marathon in 2015, the Amsterdam Marathon in 2014, Big Sur International Marathon in 2013, Quebec City Marathon in 2012, Paris Marathon in 2011, Munich Marathon in 2010, Venice Marathon in 2009, Vienna Marathon in 2009, Edinburgh Marathon in 2008, Long Beach Marathon in 2007, Toronto Marathon in 2006, Flora London Marathon in 1998, the New York Marathon in 1996, and the Philadelphia Marathon in 1995.