Quick Facts
  • Primary Location:
    Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center
  • Expertise:
    Pleural and Lung Cancer
    Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Speciality:
    Thoracic Surgery
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Language:
    English
  • Med School:
    Medical College at Aga Khan University

Get to Know Dr. Syed Osman Ali

Dr. Syed Osman Ali is currently completing a cardiothoracic fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Cancer Institute. Prior to his current fellowship, he worked at the Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Illinois, and the Altru Health System at the University of North Dakota.

Specializing in minimally invasive surgery options and treatments for mesothelioma, Ali also has experience in esophageal cancer, lung cancer and achalasia. He is board certified in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

Ali completed fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery at the Loyola University Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He earned his medical degree from Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, and previously served as an assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

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Specialties of Dr. Syed Osman Ali

  • Pleural and lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery

Dr. Syed Osman Ali’s Experience and Medical Education

  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Medical College at Aga Khan University (M.D.)
  • University of Maryland Medical Center (Residency)
  • Loyola University Medical Center, Cardiothoracic Surgery (Fellowship)
  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital (Fellowship)

Awards and Certifications

  • Board certified in thoracic and cardiac surgery

Publications of Dr. Syed Osman Ali

  • Hamaji, M. et al. (2017). A Meta-Analysis of Postoperative Radiotherapy for Thymic Carcinoma. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
  • Bettenhausen, A. et al. (2015). Pleurectomy and Decortication for Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
  • Hamaji, M., Ali, S.O. & Burt, Bryan M. (2015). A Meta-Analysis of Induction Therapy for Advanced Thymic Epithelial Tumors. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
  • Hamaji, M., Ali, S.O. & Burt, Bryan M. (2015). A Meta-Analysis of Resected Metachronous Second Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
  • Hamaji, M., Ali, S.O. & Burt, Bryan M. (2014). A Meta-Analysis of Surgical Versus Nonsurgical Management of Recurrent Thymoma. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

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