Following a medical degree at Flinders University in Adelaide Dr Ahmad Farshid began residency training which culminated in him obtaining a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and with he became a cardiologist. This was followed by training in interventional cardiology at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney.
Dr Ahmad Farshid was then recruited as director of the cardiac catheterisation laboratory at Canberra Hospital where he set up the interventional cardiology service including primary angioplasty and stenting following for ST segment elevation myocardial infarction. Dr Farshid is proficient in complex percutaneous coronary intervention including chronic total occlusion and is proficient in complex interventional imaging and treatment strategies such as intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), computerised optimal tomography (OCT) and rotablation for heavily calcified vessels. He is a skilled operator in pacemaker insertion. In 2022 he was the cardiologist to perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) at National Capital Private Hospital.
He currently has hospital appointments at National Capital Private Hospital and Calvary Private Hospital.
Throughout his working life Dr Ahmad Farshid has been heavily involved in medical and nursing staff teaching, He has published many articles in peer review medical journals. He has mentored many resident medical staff and assisted them with opportunities for research.