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The letters "FACS" (Fellow of the American College of Surgeons) will now appear after Dr. Ali's name signifying that his education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College. This evaluation is conducted according to national standards that were established to ensure that patients receive the best possible surgical care.
Dr. Ali graduated from the University of California, San Diego in with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and cell biology degree. He earned his medical degree and completed a general surgery residency at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Ali further accomplished his thoracic and cardiothoracic residency at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan and went on to complete his fellowship in advanced cardiac surgery also at the University of Michigan Health System.
Dr. Ali's areas of interest are cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. Patients may be referred to Dr. Ali by calling (319) 362-5118 or (800) 728-5118.
About Physicians' Clinic of Iowa
Physicians' Clinic of Iowa, founded in Cedar Rapids in 1997, is one of the largest, private, multispecialty medical groups in Iowa. More than 75 board certified physicians, surgeons, and mid-level providers offer high quality medical care to eastern Iowa communities. For more information, visit www.pcofiowa.com.
About the American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.