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 at Yale New Haven

Physician Biography

Dr. Ali is a faculty member 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 at Yale-New Haven. 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. Other current research focuses on irritable bowel syndrome, 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
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Research Design
  • Health Behavior
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Integrative Medicine

Patient Care

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

Patient Care Organizations

Pediatrics: General Pediatrics

General Internal Medicine

Integrative Medicine at Yale

Yale Medical Group

Yale Stress Center

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Infectious Diseases, Obesity & Weight Control
Diseases of the Digestive System - Small Intestines, Large Intestines & Rectum, Diseases of the Digestive System - Stomach, Immune System
Diseases of the Digestive System - Small Intestines, Large Intestines & Rectum, Diseases of the Digestive System - Stomach, Obesity & Weight Control
Children's Health, Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System

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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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