Dr. Ali is a board-certified cardiologist specializing in interventional and structural cardiology at St Francis Hospital and Heart Center in Roslyn, New York.
Dr. Ali is an internationally renowned expert in complex high-risk indicated percutaneous coronary interventions (CHIP) including the treatment of chronic total occlusions (CTO) where the arteries in the heart become completely blocked.
Dr. Ali specializes in the management of cardiovascular disease in patients with pre-existing kidney disease.
Dr Ali’s research interests focus on the use of advanced imaging and physiology technologies to optimize stent implantation, with a particular interest in how these modalities protect patients from kidney injury by sparing or eliminating the need for contrast.
Dr Ali has held continuous National Institute of Health (NIH) research support for over a decade.· To date, Dr Ali has published more than 200 original research and review articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr Ali holds investigator awards from the European Vascular Society, British Cardiovascular Society, British Atherosclerosis Society, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Cardiovascular Research Foundation and European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.
Dr Ali serves on the Editorial Board for three major cardiovascular journals and peer reviews regularly for over 20 journals. Dr Ali also write’s curriculum for the American College of Cardiology.
Dr Ali has been and is the Global Principal Investigator of multiple multicenter randomized trials.
Dr Ali developed the Resting Full-Cycle Ratio (RFR) (Abbott, Santa Clara, CA), a technology which allows interventional cardiologists to determine whether heart artery blockages warrant treatment with stents or are better served with conservative management.
Dr Ali was instrumental in the development of intravascular lithotripsy (Shockwave Medical, Santa Clara, CA), a technology which uses the age-old technique of breaking kidney stones with electrical energy, to allow treatment of calcium build up in the heart arteries.
Dr Ali developed pioneering techniques to perform coronary angiography with less than a tablespoon of contrast (≈10mL) (ultra-low contrast angiography), protecting patients with advanced kidney disease from contrast associated acute kidney injury and the potential need for dialysis.
By using his expertise in intravascular imaging and physiology, Dr Ali established the techniques to perform vascular interventions, including arterial stent placement, completely free of contrast administration.
Ziad Ali is the Director of the DeMatteis Cardiovascular Institute, Director of Investigational Interventional Cardiology and Director of the Cardio-renal program at St Francis Hospital and Heart Center in New York.
He is Director of the Angiographic Core Laboratory at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Ziad Ali MD DPhil and colleagues offer a complete service geared to address all facets of cardiovascular care. As your cardiologist, Dr Ali recognizes that there will be rare instances, where you or your loved one may be better served at another institution. Through strategic partnerships, St Francis Hospital & Heart Center, Catholic Health and your physician are able to ensure that there an no institutional limitations to your healthcare needs, providing timely referrals to other international experts in a wide variety of specialties, throughout the tri-state area.
Dr Ali aims to improve and maintain your overall health and to empower you with an understanding of your condition and wellness plan. When procedures may be necessary, Dr Ali and his team engage in "shared-decision making," ensuring that the patient and those closest to the patient are involved in each step of the process of care. They take a "conservatively aggressive" approach, whereby conservative therapy is commonly the initial treatment strategy whenever possible, but aggressive intervention using cutting-edge technology is applied when necessary.
We know there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all treatment plan, so we never force a one-size-fits-all approach to how to see your doctor.
Cardiac Computed Tomography
Angioplasty, Percutaneous Transluminal
Clinical Research Trials
Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery
Education & Training
University of Sheffield Medical School (UK)
Residency: University of Cambridge (UK)
Doctorate in Philosophy: University of Oxford (UK)
Post-doctoral Fellowship: Stanford University
Residency: Stanford University Medical Center
Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center
Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center
CRF/TCT – Best Coronary Case of TCT 2019
EuroPCR - “PCR’s got Talent” # 1 ranked scientific submission (1stof 1018)
Columbia University Louis V Gerstner Jr. Scholar
CRF/TCT Thomas J Linnemeier Spirit of Interventional Cardiology Runner-up
Best of Basic Science, American Heart Association
Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigator 3rd Place
Columbia University Paul Marks Scholar
American Heart Association Young Investigator
(Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology)
American Heart Association Peripheral Vascular Disease Award
(Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease)
Stanford Cardiovascular Medicine Outstanding Clinical Fellow Award
Stanford Cardiovascular Institute Gerald M Reaven Award (Basic Science)
Stanford Cardiovascular Institute Young Investigator Award (Basic Science)
American College of Cardiology Young Investigator Award
(Molecular and Cellular Cardiology)
British Atherosclerosis Society/British Society for Cardiovascular Research
Young Investigator Award (Basic Science)
British Cardiovascular Society Young Researcher Award (Clinical Science)
UK Vascular Society Sol Cohen (Founder’s) Young Investigator Award
William R Miller Senior Scholar– St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford
Christ Church College Senior Scholarship
Wellcome Trust Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Sheffield School of Medicine Valedictorian (Gold Medal)- Final MB ChB
Honors and Distinction Final MB ChB
Dr. Mark Gregory Baker (Ashby De La Zouch) Prize in Medicine and Surgery
Glaxo Wellcome Prize in Basic Clinical Sciences
Distinction Genito-urinary, Endocrine, Reproduction, Gastro-intestinal, Liver
Distinction Hematology, Immunology, Genetics, Oncology
University Overseas Scholarship for academic excellence
Ontario Scholar for academic excellence
o Right heart catheterization for cardiac pressures
o Left heart catheterization for cardiac pressures
o Coronary angiography
o Ultra-low contrast coronary angiography
o Balloon angioplasty
o Stent Placement
o Coronary Atherectomy and Intravascular Lithotripsy for Severe Coronary Calcium
o Bifurcation stenting for branch artery disease
o Chronic Total Occlusion stenting for completely blocked arteries
o Zero-contrast (dyeless) coronary artery stenting
o MitraClip (Abbott, Santa Clara, CA)
o Watchman (Boston Scientific, Minneapolis, MN )