Dr Sajjad Ali

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Dr Sajjad Ali

Dr. Sajjad Ali is an experienced, accomplished physician and clinical trials leader with over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He has very diverse and rich clinical experience with different specialties like internal medicine, infectious diseases, infection prevention and control and transplant infectious diseases and obesity medicine. He is a board-certified internal medicine and infectious diseases physician with a strong track record of success in leading and managing randomized control trials.

Dr. Ali graduated from Chandka Medical College in Larkana, Pakistan, in 2002 and completed his residency training in internal medicine at Civil Hospital/Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi. He then went on to complete a fellowship in adult infectious diseases at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation Karachi.

After his fellowship, Dr. Ali moved to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he served as a consultant in infectious diseases and internal medicine. In 2015, he was appointed as chairman of the department of internal medicine. He was also the COVID-19 team lead during the critical time of the pandemic. He was actively involved in patient safety committee, hospital accreditation surveys and member of different hospital committees. Dr. Ali was an active member of his hospital’s Institutional Review Board and has worked closely with the department of research and published articles in national and international high-impact journals.

He also received his FACP from American College of Physician in 2013, FRCP Glasgow in 2020 and FRCPI from Royal College of Physicians Ireland in 2021.

Dr. Ali is a highly skilled and experienced clinical trials leader with a proven track record of success. He is a strong advocate for patient safety and ethical research. He is committed to conducting high-quality clinical trials that will ultimately improve the lives of patients.

In addition to his clinical and research experience, Dr. Ali is also a passionate physician, good educator and mentor. He has trained numerous students and fellows in the field of clinical trials. He is also a frequent speaker at national and international conferences.

Dr. Ali is an outstanding Head of the Clinical Trials Unit, RMI. He has the skills, experience, and dedication to lead a team of professionals in the successful conduct of clinical trials.

Here are some of his notable achievements:

  • Received the Transplantation Society Young Investigator Award from All Over the World in Transplant Infectious Disease on 7th September 2013 at Vienna Austria.
  • Ministry of Health Saudi Arabia Adaa Award on Best COVID 19 Care Hospital in GCC in 2021.
  • Employee of Year Award 2015 in Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City Riyadh Saudi Arabia.
  • Received Training in Obesity Medicine by Harvard University USA.

Medical Degree: Chandka Medical College, Larkana, Pakistan (2002)

Internal Medicine Residency: Civil Hospital/ Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi, Pakistan (2006-2009)

Fellowship in Adult Infectious Diseases: Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation Karachi, Pakistan (2009-2011)

FACP: American College of Physician (2013)

FRCP Glasgow: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (2020)

FRCPI: Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (2021)

  1. Ali S: A Multi-center, Randomized, Blinded, Placebo-controlled, Phase 3 Clinical Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Immunogenicity of SARS-CoV-2 Bivalent mRNA Vaccine (LVRNA021) as Booster in Participants Aged 18 Years and Older who Completed Primary/1 Booster Dose(s) of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination (560 subjects randomized and received vaccination. This study is ongoing)
  2. Ali S: A Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, 24-Week Study of the Clinical and Antiviral Effect of S-217622 Compared with Placebo in Non-hospitalized Participants with COVID-19. (5 subjects randomized and received protease inhibitor vs placebo. This is ongoing)
  3. Ali S, Khan O S, Khalil A M, et al. Admission Hyperglycemia as a Predictor of COVID-19 Pneumonia, Cytokine Release Syndrome Progression, and Clinical Outcomes in a Tertiary Care Hospital. Cureus. 2022 Jul; 14(7): e27021
  4. Sajjad Ali, Omar Sufyan Khan, Amira M. Youssef, Iram Saba, Deem Alfedaih: Predicting COVID-19 Outcomes with the Edmonton Obesity Staging System (Accepted for publication in Annals of Saudi Medicine)
  5. Ali S, Khan Omer, Khalid Al Rubeaan. Hydrophilic Catheters for Intermittent Catheterization and Occurrence of Urinary Tract Infections. A Retrospective Comparative Study in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury. (For final review for publication in Neurourology and Urodynamics Journal)
  6. Lina I. Alnajjar, Sajjad Ali, Omar Sufyan Khan, Noura Alrashidi, Noura Alshamrani, Njoud Almutairi, Reem Bin Suwaidan: Effect of An Antimicrobial Stewardship Program In The Prevention Of Antibiotic Misuse In Patients With Spinal Cord Injury Undergoing Minor Urologic Procedures: A Single-Group, Quasi-Experiment Study BMC Infect Dis. 2023 Jun 1;23(1):368. doi: 10.1186/s12879-023-08351-4.
  7. Reem Binsuwaidan, Sajjad Ali, Raghad Hassan Alzahrani, Aljoharah Mansour Aldusaymani, Noura Mallouh Almallouhi, Alhanouf Sager Alsabti, Lina Alnajjar, Omar Sufyan Khan: Prevalence of Multi-Drug Resistant and ESBL Organisms in Chronic Wound Infection Due to Pressure Injuries in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury Admitted in Tertiary Care Rehabilitation Hospital (Submitted for Publication)
  8. Aijaz Zeeshan Khan Chachar, Miqdad Haider, Naveed Aslam Lashari, Muhammad Mueed Yasin, Hafiz Bashir Ahmed Kalhoro, Sajjad Ali, Sajjad Ali, Sana Arshad: Frequency of Histopathological Patterns of Lupus Nephritis according to classification by WHO among Pakistani patients; Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Science 2343-2344; sept 2021
  9. Afaq Shamim, Aijaz Zeeshan Khan Chachar, Miqdad Haider, Mohsin Asif, Sajjad Ali, Muhammad Mubashar Tahir, Sajjad Ali: Frequency of High Neutrophil and Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR) among NSTEMI/USA Patients and to Compare Frequency of Mortality in Patients of NSTEMI/USA Having High NLR with those without High NLR; Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Science 2031-2034; August 2021
  10. Mohsin Asif, Aijaz Zeeshan Khan Chachar, Miqdad Haider, Sajjad Ali, Afaq Shamim, Muhammad Mubashar Tahir, Sajjad Ali: Frequency of Statin-Induced Myopathy in Patients with Dyslipidemia Presenting in a Tertiary Care Hospital of Lahore; Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Science 2035-2038; August 2021
  11. Muhammad Mueed Yasin, Aijaz Zeeshan Khan Chachar, Sajjad Ali, Sajjad Ali, Asim Mumtaz Khan, Sana Arshad, Hafiza Javeria Shaheen: Frequency of Atrial Arrhythmias in the Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Science 53350-211571693; 2021
  12. Muhammad Mubashar Tahir, Aijaz Zeeshan Khan Chachar, Miqdad Haider, Afaq Shamim, Mohsin Asif, Sajjad Ali, Sajjad Ali: Frequency of Peripheral Neuropathy in Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Presenting in a Tertiary Care Hospital of Lahore; Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Science 53350-211571676; 2021
  13. Waqar Zaheer, Miqdad Haider, Aijaz Zeeshan Khan Chachar, Sajjad Ali, Mohsin Asif, Muhammad Mubashar Tahir, Afaq Shamim, Sajjad Ali, Irfan Haider: Frequency of Eye Changes in Patients of Chronic Kidney Disease; Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Science 53350-211571689;.2021
  14. Ali S, Khan Omer Khan, Odeh Ahmed, Khalid Al Rubeaan. Overweight and Obesity, A Poor Predictor of Clinical Outcomes in COVID 19 (Submitted for Publication) Approved by IRB)
  15. Ali S, Kumar S. Cryptosporidiosis, and Its Treatment Outcomes with Nitazoxanide; Do We Need Combination Therapy with Paromomycin or Azithromycin? Trop Med Surg 2015, 3:4
  16. Kumar S, Kalam K, Ali S, Siddiqui S, Baqi: Frequency, Clinical Presentation and Microbiological Spectrum of Candidemia in a Tertiary Care Center in Karachi, Pakistan. J Pak Med Assoc 2014; 64: 281-285.
  17. Kalam K, Qamar F, Kumar S, Ali S, Baqi S. Gram Negative Bacteremia and Risk Factors for Carbapenemase Resistance in Adults at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Karachi J Pak Med Assoc 64: 530; 2014
  18. Ali S, Kumar s, Kalam K, Raja K, and Baqi S: Frequency and Clinical Presentation of Cryptosporidiosis in Immunocompetent Adult Patient Presenting with Acute Diarrhoea. J Pak Med Assoc 64: 613; 2014 
  19. Memon SA, Zuberi BF, Ashfaq MN, Kiran Zareen, Qadeer R, Memon AR, Afsar S, et al. Frequency of Depression in chronic Hepatitis C Naïve Patients. Pak J Med Sci 2011; 27(4):780-783
  20. Zuberi BF, Zuberi FF, Hasan SR, Kumar R, Memon SA, Afsar S.  Frequency of acute Hepatitis C after needle sticks injury and its treatment outcome. Pak J Med Sci 2009; 25(5):766-769.
  21. Zuberi BF, Zuberi FF, Memon SA, Qureshi MH, Ali SZ, Sustained Virological Response Based on Rapid Virological Response in Genotype-3 Chronic Hepatitis C with Standard Interferon in Pakistani Population. World J Gastroenterol 2008 April 14; 14(14): 2218-2221. PMID: 18407597
  22. Shahid Wahab, Nasir Mahmood, Zaman Shaikh, Waqar H Kazmi MD. Frequency of retinopathy in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients Journal of Pakistan Medical Association: Vol. No 58,557 10; October 2008 Acknowledgments The authors acknowledge the help of Dr. Bhagwan Das and Dr. Sajjad Ali Memon in collecting the data for this study.