Yasmine Ali, MD

Yasmine Ali, MD
Photo Credit: Keith M. Sturges, PhD

Highlights


Experience

Yasmine S. Ali, MD, MSCI, FACC, FACP, is a former writer for Verywell Health covering obesity. She's a preventive cardiologist, clinical lipidologist, and president of Nashville Preventive Cardiology, PLLC, in Nashville, TN, where she focuses on preventing cardiovascular disease and coaching patients through heart-healthy lifestyle changes, including exercise and weight loss.

Over the past two decades, Dr. Ali has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in the scientific literature, including several on preventive cardiology, diabetes, cholesterol, and atherosclerosis. She is also the Chief Editor of Medscape Reference's Atherosclerosis section as well as of the Congenital Heart Disease section; is a Slideshow Advisor for Medscape Reference (by WebMD); serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Lifestyle Diseases and Management; is a writer, editor and speaker for MedStudy Corporation; and has multiple speaking engagements every year on preventing cardiovascular disease and obesity for both public and medical audiences. Dr. Ali is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP).

Readers should note, of course, that this site is for general reference and informational purposes only, and does not constitute medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or a patient-physician relationship, nor is it meant to take the place of your personal physician in any way. Be sure to contact your physician for medical treatment and advice.

Also note that the advertisements that appear on this site are automatically generated based on content, and are not chosen by the Obesity Expert or by any guest author. No endorsement of any advertised product or service is given or implied by the author.

Education

Dr. Ali holds an MD and MSCI (Master of Science in Clinical Investigation) from Vanderbilt University. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Virginia Health System and her cardiovascular medicine fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, attaining advanced (Level III) training in preventive cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and echocardiography. She is board certified in cardiovascular disease, clinical lipidology (the study of cholesterol), and nuclear cardiology.

As part of her MSCI degree program, Dr. Ali studied clinical trial design and drug and medical device development, as well as medical writing. She now serves as a medical editor and medical writer in a variety of capacities.

A Word From Yasmine Ali, MD

Knowing that most cardiovascular disease is preventable, I am passionate about helping others understand their risk for cardiovascular disease and how to lower that risk. One of these risk factors is obesity, which has become epidemic in our country. Raising awareness of the medical issues related to obesity and educating the public is one of many contributions I hope to make to help fight this epidemic.

About Verywell and Dotdash

Verywell, a Dotdash property, is a friendly resource where you can explore a full spectrum of health and wellness topics, from comprehensive info on medical conditions to useful advice on fitness, nutrition, mental well-being, pregnancy, and more. We take a human approach to health and wellness, delivering accessible solutions and offering a welcome alternative to clinical sites.

Our writers not only have a deep proficiency in the topics they cover, but an undeniable passion to help others live and feel their best. Our articles are written by experienced healthcare professionals and industry experts and are vetted by board-certified physicians. We work hard to make sure that everything you read is not only accurate and comprehensive, but also trustworthy and actionable. And our content is regularly updated to ensure that we only deliver top quality information to you. We cut through all the clutter so you and your loved ones can start living Verywell.

Read more from Yasmine Ali, MD