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Conemaugh Physician Group – Pathology welcomes Sharif Ali, MD to its team. Dr. Ali will provide pathology services for inpatients and outpatient services at Conemaugh Memorial, Conemaugh Meyersdale, Conemaugh Miners, and Conemaugh Nason Medical Centers.
Dr. Ali is board-certified in Hematopathology and will provide specialized diagnostic services for leukemia and lymphoma patients. While the Conemaugh team is already working to provide elements of this service, Dr. Ali brings specialized training specific to this patient population. “Learning about these diseases is very interesting and challenging,” he said. “It’s more than reviewing the science behind the blood smears, it’s about ensuring the proper diagnosis for patients to receive the best possible care.”
Dr. Ali earned his medical degree at Ain Shams School of Medicine followed by an internship at Ain Shams University Hospital, both located in Cairo, Egypt. He completed a pathology residency in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. His education continued with two medical fellowships – Renal, Hepatic, and Transplant pathology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Hematopathology at New York University, New York, New York. He has written numerous publications and completed state and national presentations about his work.
While direct patient visits are not scheduled with Conemaugh Physician Group - Pathology, Dr. Ali and the entire pathology team play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of patients at Conemaugh. “Pathologists are needed for patient care to ensure that patients are getting the correct diagnosis and receiving the correct treatment,” says Dr. Ali. “We work very closely with other physicians. While the patients may not see us for treatment, we are directly integrated into the care team by consulting with the patient’s physicians.”
Dr. Ali is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Information System degree at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He is also an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at the University of South Florida.