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Yousaf Ali

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine, Rheumatology
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  • Rheumatology

  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • BM, Royal Free Hospital Sch of Medicine

  • MD, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine. University of London

  • Fellowship, Yale University

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Oregon Health Sciences University

  • Fellowship, Rheumatology
    * Yale University School of Medicine *


    Dr. Ali is a graduate of the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London. After 2 years of postgraduate training in the UK he moved to the US and completed Internal Medicine training at OHSU in Portland, Oregon. He then trained in Rheumatology at Yale University and is board certified in both Rheumatology and Internal Medicine.  He is the current Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Ali was in practice in Providence, Rhode Island for 9 years where he was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Brown University. He received many awards including the prestigious Beckwith Family award for outstanding teaching.

    He has published many articles, book chapters, and has lectured widely on Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoporosis, Gout, SLE, Osteoarthritis and the development and study of Novel Biologic therapeutics.


  • - 2013
    Top Doctors in New York
    Castle Connelly

  • 2007 - 2008
    Best Doctors in Rhode Island

  • 2006 - 2006
    Beckwith Family Award for outstanding teaching
    Brown University

  • 2004 - 2004
    Teaching Recognition Award
    Brown university

  • 2001 - 2001
    Preceptor Award
    Brown University


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Dr Ali is currently PI on several trials investigating new treatments for SLE and RA. He is also developing a patient centric app to predict flares in RA that should improve care and outcome.

Embrace Study: phase 3/4, multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled,52-week study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of belimumab (HGS1006) in adult subjects of black race with SLE


A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel Group Study of CNTO 136 (sirukumab), a Human Anti-IL-6 Monoclonal Antibody, Administered Subcutaneously, in Subjects with Active Rheumatoid Arthritis Despite Anti-TNF Therapy


Hyaluronan Injections for Osteoarthritis of the Knee [review]. Med Lett Drugs Ther.; 40(1030).

Refractory Scleritis Associated with Hepatitis C and Cyroglobulinemia. J Clinical Rheumatology 1999 December;.

Acute pseudogout following intr-articular injection of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid. Am J Med 1999 December ; 107(6): 641-642.

Infliximab induced SLE. Annals Internal Medicine 2002 October; 137(7): 625-626.

Always trust your gut feeling. The Lancet 2005 March; 365(9465): 1201.

Ali Y, Perlman E. Successful treatment of refractory sarcoid associated uveitis with Inflixmab. Annals of Internal Medicine 2004 June; 140(3465): no.11 W-48.

Ali . Self Assessment Questions in Rheumatology . Humana Press;.

Evaluation of the patient with Musculoskeletal symptoms. In: Hand Surgery. LWW Book; pp625-628.

Gout and Pseudogout: 
Primary Care for Women. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2nd Edition; pp633-636.

Aaron RK, Voisinet A, Racine J, Ali Y, Feller ER. Corticosteroid-associated avascular necrosis: dose relationships and early diagnosis. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 2011 Dec; 1240.

Bartov JB, Ali Y. Successful use of the interleukin 1 antagonist, anakinra, in a patient with gout, chronic kidney disease, and aplastic anemia. Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases 2013 Dec; 19(8).

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Dr. Ali did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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