Farhan Ali was born in Norwalk, Connecticut and grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Arts at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri. He attended Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts where he earned a Master of Arts degree in Medical Sciences. He obtained his MD from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana and also obtained a Masters in Public Health degree while in Medical School from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas for Internal Medicine Residency and then completed Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Fellowships at Detroit Medical Center / Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He served as Chief Interventional Fellow in Detroit and was awarded the Outstanding Fellow of the Year Award. He has numerous publications in the field of cardiology. He joined The Heart Center of North Texas in 2009. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. He served as the first Chief of Advanced Cardiac Imaging at Plaza Medical Center and helped develop programs in cardiac CTA, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and MRI.

Dr. Ali's approach to medicine has always been to treat his patients like his own family. He understands the importance of taking time to listen to their problems without being distracted with the fast pace of medicine. He is also fluent in Spanish.

Since joining the Heart Center of North Texas, Dr. Ali has pioneered many procedures in the Fort Worth Area. He was the first to perform high risk stenting with the Impella Assist device in Tarrant County and has helped build Impella programs at local hospitals and has trained local cardiologists on the procedure. (Click links below to see article and videos)

Dr. Ali was the first in Texas to successfully remove a foot long clot from an Arkansas women’s heart and has since performed many similar procedures. (Click link below to see video)

Dr. Ali was the first in Tarrant County to perform Hybrid Coronary Revascularization and to develop a program for minimally invasive Heart surgery (click links below to see the videos)

        •Hybrid Coronary Revascularization Article - Dallas Morning News

        •CBS Dallas Video - Hybrid Coronary Revascularization

        •You Tube Video - Hybrid Coronary Revascularization

Dr. Ali was the first in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area to use the Diamondback 360 Orbital Atherectomy System in the heart.

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Dr. Ali was recently featured in the Star Telegram for an inspirational patient story. Please see link below:

Dr. Ali has published two interesting case reports in Cath Lab Digest, a national cardiology journal, describing an innovative approach to helping a patient during a heart attack. (Click links below to view)

 

Dr. Ali was published in a June 2016 Cath Lab Digest article: Coil Embolization on a Large Coronary Artery Aneurysm (click the link to read the article)

Dr. Ali serves on many Leadership committees at local Fort Worth Hospitals and was appointed by the Tarrant County Medical Society as a physician member of The Emergency Physicians Advisory Board (EPAB). As the only cardiologist on the board, he was instrumental in developing a first of its kind heart failure protocol that the local MedStar EMS services use to reduce hospital admissions in patients with congestive heart failure. Click here for njmedics article Click here for JEMS article

Dr. Ali is involved in the WATCHMAN program and was recently featured in the Star Telegram. Please see link below:

Dr. Ali was the first in Texas to use the recently FDA approved Amplatzer Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Occluder procedure. Click here for Baylor Scott & White video (coming soon)       Click here for Telemundo video    Scrubbing In Article   Fort Worth Business Article

Dr. Ali was the first in the state of Texas to use a recently FDA approved PFO closure device. WFAA Video   PFO Closure Story (Video)

He is also appointed as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Internal Medicine with the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

Dr. Ali was selected as a "Top Doc" in Fort Worth, Texas Magazine for cardiology in 2012 and "Top Doctors" in Texas Monthly Magazine for 2013.

Dr. Ali specializes in general cardiovascular diseases, interventional cardiology, peripheral interventions, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, cardiovascular computed tomography, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, venous insufficiency treatment of varicose veins as well as many other cardiovascular related diseases.

He is skilled in complex coronary stenting, carotid stenting, abdominal aneurysm stenting, mesenteric and celiac artery stenting, subclavian artery stenting, atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale percutaneous closure, aortic valvuloplasty, mitral valvuloplasty, pulmonic valvuloplasty, right heart catheterization, temporary transvenous pacemaker placement, transesophageal echo and atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter electrical cardioversion, laser atherectomy, orbital atherectomy, directional atherectomy, renal artery stenting, inferior vena cava filter placement, endovenous laser ablation and many other cardiac procedures.

Dr. Ali is board certified in:  

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine (2005-2015)
  • Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease
  • Board Certified in Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography
  • Board Certified in Nuclear Cardiology
  • Board Certified in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • Board Certified in Interventional Cardiology
  • Board Certified in Endovascular Medicine
  • Board Certified in Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation



He has privileges at:  

  • Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth
  • Baylor All Saints Fort Worth
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth
  • Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Weatherford
  • Texas Health Huguley Hospital, Burleson

He currently sees patients in the Fort Worth location. 

Dr. Ali enjoys traveling and gardening with his wife and kids.

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