Syed Z. Ali, MD, FRCPath, FIAC


Dr. Ali serves as Professor of Pathology and Radiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as well as the Director of the Division of Cytopathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He received his Pathology residency training at North Shore University Hospital in New York with fellowships in Surgical Pathology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Cytopathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Known as one of the most traveled pathologists, Dr. Ali has well over 280 invited lectures, keynote speeches and visiting professorships. In collaboration with international societies and universities, he directs or co-directs several annual major cytopathology tutorials.

Dr. Ali has published extensively with over 275 articles in major scientific journals, over 30 books, book chapters and electronic media. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology (JASC) and has served as member of the executive board and chair of the scientific program committee and the educational development committee of the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC).

He presently serves as the President of the ASC and chair of the continuing education committee of the International Academy of Cytology (IAC). He is a fellow of both, the Royal College of Pathologists (UK) and the IAC. He is recipient of the ASC’s “Warren R. Lang Award” in 1996, the “President’s Award” in 2012, “Excellence in Education Award” in 2015 and the IAC’s 2019 “Maurice Goldblatt Award”.

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