Dr. Qanta Ahmed is Associate Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York Stony Brook, and the author of In the Land of Invisible Women (Sourcebooks 2008) an account of her experience living and working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. An Op-Ed contributor to the Dutch National Trouw, she has also been published in the Huffington Post, The Jerusalem Post, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, Pakistan’s The Daily Times and the World Policy Journal.


Qanta A. Ahmed watched the twin towers fall from Riyadh. This Friday, she’s treating 9/11’s first responders—and taking the oath of American citizenship.