Imran Ali

Imran is a physician Fellow at the University of Connecticut Center on Aging with a special focus on Geriatric Oncology. He has completed a Residency in the department of internal medicine at Bridgeport Hospital, Yale New Haven Health. He previously was a clinical research associate with Elmhurst Hospital and the Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Neurosurgery department. Imran has recently graduated from St. Georges’ University School of Medicine’s Global Scholar’s program pursuing a combined Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health at New York Medical College’s Insitiute for Public Health. His interest in public health is also providing the basis for his career plans in broadcast medical journalism where educating the public is the top priority. Imran has gained experience by spending a year at CNN’s medical news unit with Dr. Sanjay Gupta and now has begun his broadcast medical journalism career as a contributor to ABC 8′ Good Morning Connecticut as well as HLN’s Nancy Grace show/Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield. In the Fall of 2019 Ali will work in the ABC News Medical unit on Good Morning America and World News Tonight with David Muir

He plans for a career in clinical as well as policy/advocacy position in Geriatric Medicine specifically with the intersection between emerging cancer therapies, survivorship and palliative care with training at the University of Connecticut Center on Aging and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. With regard to research he is working on better understanding what methods be it blood biomarkers or specific functional assessment that can predict better outcomes in oncological treatment of older adults. Another area of interest is examining incidence of cognitive impairment with newer targeted immunotherapy in the treatment of Non Small Cell Lung Cancer specifically in older adults