Dr. Asad Ali, MBBS, MPH is a consultant pediatrician and a public health scientist in Pakistan. He received his initial medical education at the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan in 2001, followed by postgraduate training in Pediatrics from Duke University (US) in 2006 and fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases from the Vanderbilt University (US) in 2009. He obtained Masters in Public Health degree from the Vanderbilt University during his fellowship. After his training in the US, Dr. Asad Ali moved back to the Aga Khan University in Pakistan where he is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health.
Besides being a consultant pediatrician and pediatric infectious disease specialist, Dr. Asad Ali leads multiple research projects aimed towards improving child health in developing countries. He is one of the few Pakistani recipients of the prestigious RO1 grant from NIH, USA as a Principal Investigator. This project aims to establish the burden of influenza and other respiratory viruses in Pakistan, so evidence based advocacy can be done for influenza vaccines in this country. In addition, Dr. Asad Ali recently secured a highly competitive research award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to study the factors responsible for malnutrition in children in developing countries. Some of his other research projects include studies to improve the effectiveness of different vaccines in children in developing countries as well as research to eradicate polio from Pakistan.
Besides clinical practice and research, Dr. Asad Ali is involved in teaching medical students and post graduate trainees in pediatrics. He is an active member of Pakistan Pediatric Association and Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan.