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).
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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.
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.