Zarina S. Ali, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

About Zarina S. Ali, MD, MS

Dr. Zarina Ali is Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Perelman School of Medicine in practice at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Ali treats spinal, cranial and extremity nerve disease with expertise in brain tumors, brachial plexus injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, and spinal disc herniations among other neurosurgical conditions.

Dr. Ali received her Bachelor of Science (BS) and Medical Degrees (MD) from the University of Rochester in New York where she completed the combined BS-MD Rochester Early Medical Scholars Program. She also received her Master of Science (MS) degree in Neurobiology and Anatomy from the University of Rochester. Dr. Ali then completed her neurological surgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, including a fellowship in peripheral nerve surgery at Penn.

Dr. Ali is a member of many prestigious medical societies, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), Group on Women in Medicine and Science, Women in Neurosurgery and World Federation of Neurosurgery.

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