Basmaa Ali

BASMAA ALI, MD

781-933-7000

Ask@zanjabee.com


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ZANJABEE INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE &PRIMARY CARE Woburn, MA

Medical Director & Primary Care Physician 2010 – Present

  • Founder: Zanjabee combines western medicine with yoga, acupuncture, shiatsu massage and nutrition to provide optimal treatment options for our patients


CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE (CHA) Cambridge, MA

Academic Hospitalist 2007- Present


  • Project leader: Joint MIT-Harvard student initiative analyzing financial feasibility of a Bariatric surgery center for Cambridge Health Alliance


UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (UHS) Lahore, Pakistan

Project Leader: Case Based Curriculum Development for Preventive Medicine 2006


  • Set the stage for development of case-method curriculum for Preventive Medicine in eight medical colleges affiliated with UHS


ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER Providence, RI

Academic Hospitalist 2001 – 2006


  • Recognized the need for and successfully created the hospitalist program at Roger Williams Hospital.
  • Instituted best practices to reduce the average patient length of stay by 1.9 days
  • Started  and moderated Morbidity and Mortality Conference
  • Delivered peri-operative medical care module in core curriculum lecture series for house staff and students


CARDIOLOGY ASSOCIATES INC. INTERNAL MEDICINE GROUP Woonsocket, RI

Primary Care Provider 2000 – 2001


  • Started and built a new primary care practice from zero to 600 patients in 9 months


UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 1999-2000

Chief Medical Resident


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL Boston, MA

Clinical Instructor in Internal Medicine 2008 – present


UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES Lahore, Pakistan

Assistant professor of Community Medicine 2006


BOSTON UNIVERSITY Boston, MA

Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine 2006 – 2008


University of Illinois

Chief Medical Resident 1999 – 2000


POST GRADUATE TRAINING

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO Chicago, IL

Internal Medicine Resident 1996 – 1999


EDUCATION

MIT SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Cambridge, MA

Masters in Business Administration June 2009


  • Summer Internship: McKinsey and Company, London office, Turnaround and sustainability strategy development for a regional Primary Care Trust of National Health Service
  • Co-Founder: Appropria Medical Solutions – Cambridge based company developing medical technology for the developing world (www.appropriamedsolutions.com)


KING EDWARD MEDICAL UNIVERSITY Lahore, Pakistan

Doctor of Medicine 1995


  • Executive (Equivalent to Vice President in the US): Students Organization for Blood Donation. Organized fundraising events, managed volunteers and served clients in a student charity serving indigent patients.



CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS


  • Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine 2010


RESEARCH


  • Lag time between first symptoms and diagnosis of  Obstructive Sleep Apnea

(Abstract presented at Associated Professionals Sleep Society annual meeting ‘99)

  • Epigenetic transfer of biological information between stem cells and stromal cells

(Center for Stem Cell Research, Roger Williams Medical Center, 2003)

  • Cost effectiveness and safety of anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation

(Presented at Primary Care Conference, UIC, 1998)



LANGUAGES


  • Spanish, Urdu/Hindi, Punjabi



ADJUNCT ACTIVITIES


  • Medical Care for internally displaced refugees in Buner Pakistan (Aug 2009)
  • Rhode Island Free Clinic: Volunteer physician  (Jan 05- Jan 07)
  • Ethics Advisory Committee, Roger Williams Medical Center: Medical Advisor  (Dec 2001- Apr 2006)
  • Kripalu Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Appropria Medical Solutions: Founding Partner (http://www.appropriamedsolutions.com)