Dr. Asad Ali is Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Aga Khan University Medical College, Pakistan. He holds the Noordin Noormahomed Sheriff Endowed Chair in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, and serves as the Associate Dean of Research at the AKU Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He obtained his undergraduate medical education at the Aga Khan University, advanced clinical training in Pediatrics at Duke University, Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and Masters in Public Health at Vanderbilt University, USA.
His research interests pertain broadly to challenges of poverty, including malnutrition, infectious diseases, and social development. His group studies these challenges with a deep medical lens on human physiology and cutting-edge medical technologies, as well as the social determinants and sustainable solutions to these problems. He has received funding from institutions like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, NIH USA, and CDC USA to address these problems using the latest scientific approaches. He chairs the National Committee to monitor adverse events following immunization in Pakistan, is a National Immunization Technical Advisory Group member, and is the President of AKU Medical College Alumni Association, Asia chapter.
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