Research Bench Lab

Omar Ali, MD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics (Endocrinology)


  • Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

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Research Interests

Dr. Ali is active in both clinical duties and translational research. He spends approximately seven hours per week in a general endocrine clinic and seven hours per week in Diabetes clinic. He also conducts a lipid clinic twice a month. He is attending on the inpatient wards for 13 weeks each year. His research is focused on the genetics and epigenetics of obesity and the metabolic syndrome and he is currently the PI and co-investigator on two NIH-funded grants. He is also the local PI for the type 1 diabetes exchange study and supervises fellows on their research studies. Dr. Ali will directly supervise the fellow in the care of inpatients, outpatients, and with consultations.

While attending on the pediatric endocrinology service, Dr. Ali will hold rounds seven days per week. He also supervises fellows' continuity clinics two times a month. He will attend the pediatric endocrine clinical conference for one hour every other week and the pediatric endocrine teaching conference for one hour every week. He also participates in teaching the fellows during regularly scheduled didactic teaching sessions for three months each year.