Imran Ali, MD

University of Toledo

Dr. Imran Ali is a Professor and Clair Martig Endowed Chair, Department of Neurology at University of Toledo, College of Medicine and Inaugural Chair of the Department of Neurology at the Promedica Health Systems. Dr. Ali received his medical degree from the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan in 1989. He completed his residency at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994, where he was also the Chief Resident in his senior year. He completed a two-year Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy Fellowship at UNC. He is Board Certified in Neurology, Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology. Dr. Ali’s clinical research interest is in therapeutics in epilepsy, status epilepticus and clinical medical education. He has been the Principal Investigator in large number of clinical trials and has published peer reviewed articles and book chapters related to epilepsy and medical education. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology and as a reviewer for Neurology and Epilepsy and Behavior.

Dr. Ali has recently served as the Vice Dean and previously, as the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Associate Dean for Medical Education, Professionalism and Diversity at the University of Toledo, COM. Dr. Ali has also served the Director of the Neurology Clerkship which remained the best rated institutional clerkship during his tenure. He has also been instrumental in development of innovative new courses within the medical school and has recently led a major reorganization of the foundational science and clinical curriculum in his role as the Vice Dean of the COM. Prior to his recent role as Clair Martig Endowed Chair of the Department of Neurology, Dr. Ali served as the Inaugural Chair of the Department of Medical Education from 2017-19.

Dr. Ali is the past chair of the Consortium of Neurology Clerkship Directors and the Undergraduate Education Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. He has served as a member of the Neurology Residency Review Committee of the ACGME where he was involved in development of program requirements for neurology and its related subspecialties as well as development of Milestones

1.0. Dr. Ali is currently serving as the member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Dr. Ali has been recognized as an outstanding teacher and has been the recipient of many teaching awards including multiple Golden Apple Teaching Award from the medical students as well as the Deans Award for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Ali is listed in the Best Doctors of America; he also received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award twice and was also inducted into the AOA Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Ali lives in Sylvania, Ohio with his wife, Umber and has three children Sanya, Zara and Suleiman.