Alaa Ali, MD, is a clinician, instructor, and investigator in clinical and translational research at MedStar Georgetown’s Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Immunotherapy program. Concurrrently, he holds the position of Assistant Professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Upon graduating from Syria’s University of Damascus School of Medicine in 2010, Dr. Ali relocated to the United States to accept a research fellowship in breast cancer at Tulane University. He then fulfilled his residency requirement at the Saint Joseph Hospital/University of Illinois while simultaneously receiving a Master’s degree in Translational Research from Northwestern University. From 2015 to 2018, Dr. Ali was at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was an instructor in hospital medicine, a clinician specializing in leukemia/bone marrow transplantation, and then a postdoctoral fellow. Subsequently, he completed a clinical fellowship in medical oncology at the Ohio State University before joining the staff at MedStar Georgetown.
Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Ali is also an active researcher with many publications in such peer-reviewed journals as Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (the journal of the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy), Bone Marrow Transplantation, British Journal of Haematology, American Journal of Hematology, Blood Reviews, Annals of Hematology, Hematological Oncology, Cancer Medicine and more. He is also the author of several textbook chapters and is a reviewer for Bone Marrow Transplantation and Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.
Dr. Ali is a member of the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Transplantation and Cellular Therapy.
Dr. Ali’s philosophy of care:
“The patients I see are critically ill, with complicated blood diseases and disorders. I am committed to offering them the very best care options available today, and to improving the care of tomorrow through research into potential therapies and cures for leukemia and other often-fatal diseases.”
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Fellowship Program: Ohio State University Medical Center (2021)
Graduate Education: Northwestern University (2015)
Residency Program: Saint Joseph Hospital (2015)
Medical School: University of Damascus (2010)