Imran Ali, MD
Dr. Imran Ali is Assistant Professor Department of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai based at the New Jewish Home Long Term Care Center. He will continue to collaborate with the Brookdale Department of Geriatric Medicine and the VA Medical system to meet the challenges of an aging population. Finally, he will work with Mount Sinai's Tisch Institute's Cancer and Aging Program.
He completed training in Palliative Care/Geriatric Supportive Oncology training at NYC VA System/Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He previously was at the University of Connecticut Center on Aging with a special focus on Geriatric Oncology. He has completed a Residency in the department of internal medicine at Bridgeport Hospital, Yale-New Haven Health. Imran has graduated from St. Georges’ University School of Medicine’s Global Scholar’s program pursuing a combined Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health at New York Medical College.. His interest in public health is also providing the basis for his career plans in broadcast medical journalism where educating the public is the top priority. Imran has gained experience by spending a year at CNN’s medical news unit with Dr. Sanjay Gupta and now has begun his broadcast medical journalism career as a contributor to ABC 8′ Good Morning Connecticut as well as CNN HLN. He has been a contributor to the Walt Disney Television’s ABC News Medical Unit which covers Good Morning America, World News Tonight with David Muir. He has been covering how COVID-19 has particularly affected older adults and nursing homes and he also contributes on-air for the World News Now overnight broadcast.
Dr. Ali strives for a career in clinical as well as policy/advocacy position in Geriatric Medicine specifically with the intersection between emerging cancer therapies, survivorship, and palliative care with training at the University of Connecticut Center on Aging, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and The Mount Sinai Hospital. With regard to research, he is working on a better understanding of what methods be it blood biomarkers or specific functional assessment can predict better outcomes in the oncological treatment of older adults. Another area of interest is examining the incidence of cognitive impairment with newer targeted immunotherapy in the treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer specifically in older adults.
When it comes to public health, he aims to focus on improving long-term care preparedness in settings of emergencies with special care for the needs of vulnerable populations such as older adults.
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
Cognitive Neurology, Health Services Research, Memory, Public Health, Rehabilitation