Ali H. Mesiwala MD,FAANS

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Biography

Ali H. Mesiwala, M.D. is a board certified neurosurgeon, and respected researcher, who specializes in the development of endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques for both cranial and spinal surgery. He collaborates with nationally renowned otolaryngology and head and neck surgery centers across the country to perform complex skull base and vascular procedures. In addition, he is an expert in complex spinal procedures, including deformity correction and revision surgery.

Dr. Mesiwala has written more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts, and has been featured on radio and television segments. He is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American Medical Association, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, The Pituitary Network, Trigeminal Neuralgia Association, and Indian Medical Association.

Dr. Mesiwala earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. After earning his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Mesiwala completed his surgical internship and neurological surgery residency at the University of Washington. He was appointed Chief Resident of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington. Dr. Mesiwala also completed neurological skull base and cerebrovascular fellowships at the University of Washington, International Neurosciences Institute in Hannover, Germany, and the University of Pittsburgh. Before he established SCCNS, Dr. Mesiwala was the attending neurosurgeon at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center. He has received numerous honors for his research efforts including a grant from the American Brain Tumor Association and the National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Outside the operating room, Dr. Mesiwala is active in various charity and non-profit organizations. He has a passion for life and helping others and is very involved with his family.

Awards

  • USA TODAY All-USA Academic Team – High School 1989
  • Johns Hopkins University Dean’s List 1989
  • Johns Hopkins University Dean’s List 1990
  • Johns Hopkins University Dean’s List 1991
  • Johns Hopkins University Dean’s List 1992
  • Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute Research Award for “A simplified and superior approach to diagnosing patients with dementia 1992
  • Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society 1992
  • Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society 1993
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholar 1993
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta, National Pre-Medical Honor Society 1993
  • Richard J. Johns Award in Biomedical Engineering 1993
  • USA TODAY All-USA Academic Team – Colleges & Universities 1993
  • Springer Scholarship 1995
  • Springer Scholarship 1996
  • Neider Scholarship 1995
  • Neider Scholarship 1996
  • Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Fife Scholarship 1996
  • Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Fife Scholarship 1997
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society, President of UCSF Chapter 1996-97 1996
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, First Place Blue Ribbon for Oral Poster Presentation, “Targeted blood-brain barrier disruptio 2001
  • Legacy Award Nominee, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Community Award 2006
  • Inland Empire Top Doctor, Inland Empire Magazine 2009
  • Excellence in Customer Satisfaction, Talk of the Town in conjunction with Celebrity News 2011
  • LA Business Journal Healthcare Award Finalist for Medical Center Executive & Research Executive 2012
  • Fellowship

    • Cerebrovascular/Skull Base

      Seattle, WA
      University of Washington
      2004

  • Residency

    • Neurological Surgery

      Seattle, WA
      University of Washington
      2001

    • Neurological Surgery

      England, UKI
      Atkinson Morley's Hospital
      2002

    • Chief Resident, Neurological Surgery

      Seattle, WA
      University of Washington
      2003

  • Internship

    • General Surgery

      Seattle, WA
      University of Washington
      1998

  • Medical School

    • Doctor of Medicine

      San Francisco, CA
      University of California, San Francisco
      1997

  • College

    • Biomedical Engineering with Electrical Engineering emphasis

      Baltimore, MD
      Johns Hopkins Univeristy
      1992

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