Ather Ali, ND, MPH, MHS

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) and of Medicine (General Medicine); Director, Yale Adult and Pediatric Integrative Medicine Clinic; Medical Director of Integrative Medicine, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Physician Biography

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, dietary interventions, and mindfulness meditation. 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.

Clinical Interests

  • Complementary Therapies
  • Chronic Disease
  • Digestive System Diseases
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Health Promotion
  • Holistic Health
  • Naturopathy
  • Obesity
  • Pain
  • Research Design
  • Health Behavior
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Integrative Medicine

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult; Adolescent; Child
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Pediatrics: General Pediatrics

General Internal Medicine

Integrative Medicine at Yale

Yale Cancer Center

Yale Medicine

Yale Stress Center

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Diseases of the Nervous System, Mental Health & Behavioral Research Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Older Couples with Metabolic Syndrome
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Supportive Care Mindfulness Interventions and Cutaneous T cell Lymphoma
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

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Contact Info

Ather Ali, ND, MPH, MHS
Patient Care Locations
Yale Adult and Pediatric Integrative Medicine (203 785 4081)1 Long Wharf Drive, Fl 5th Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
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Integrative Medicine, Smilow Cancer Hospital (203 200 4325)Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
35 Park Street

New Haven, CT 06511
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Lab Location
Doctors Building
2 Church Street South

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520-8064

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