Dr. Ali is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) and of Medicine (General Medicine) at the Yale School of Medicine and is Director of the Yale Adult and Pediatric Integrative Medicine Clinic, and Medical Director of Integrative Medicine at Smilow Cancer Hospital. He has extensive experience in the integrative management of many chronic diseases in adults and children, as well as teaching patients to optimize their health from a holistic perspective. He is trained in naturopathic medicine, integrative medicine, epidemiology, public health, and research methods.
At Smilow Cancer Hospital, Dr. Ali provides guidance in dietary supplements/natural products and other complementary therapies for cancer patients. The Integrative Medicine Program provides an evidence-based and conservative approach, in close collaboration with the oncology teams, to promote safe and effective patient care.
He has been involved with a number of clinical trials of complementary therapies, including massage therapy, nutritional supplements, and dietary interventions. He is currently supported by a NIH Career Development Award to study mindfulness interventions in adolescent chronic pain syndromes. Other current research focuses on irritable bowel syndrome, prostate cancer, nutritional interventions, the human microbiome, and community vaccine practices.
He was previously Integrative Medicine Specialist at the Yale Stress Center Clinic, co-director of the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital, and Assistant Director of Complementary Medicine Research at the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center.
- Complementary Therapies
- Chronic Disease
- Digestive System Diseases
- Health Promotion
- Holistic Health
- Preventive Medicine
- Research Design
- Health Behavior
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Nutritional Sciences
- Integrative Medicine
Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult; Adolescent; Child
Referrals: From patients or physicians
Patient Care Organizations
|Infectious Diseases, Obesity & Weight Control||Assessing the oral and fecal microbiome of obese individuals|
|Diseases of the Digestive System - Small Intestines, Large Intestines & Rectum, Diseases of the Digestive System - Stomach, Immune System||Exploring the Immunomodulatory Potential of Healthy Human Gut Microbes|
|Diseases of the Digestive System - Small Intestines, Large Intestines & Rectum, Diseases of the Digestive System - Stomach, Obesity & Weight Control||Assessing the Role of a Fermented Soy Extract in Inflammation and the Human Microbiome in Obese Adults|