Dr. Ali, M.D.

Sheldon Leong, M.D.

2218 Kausen Dr., Suite 130
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Ph: 916-683-8774
Fax: 916-683-8777


Medical School:

Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan (October 1998 - October 2003) 

  • M.B; B.S.

Medical School Honors/Awards

  • Class rank - 4th out of 78
  • Bayer Scholarship awarded for being among the top 2 students in class on the basis of academic performance from years 1-4
  • Begum Shafiqa Zia-ul-Haq Scholarship awarded for two consecutive years (2002,2003) for being among the top 15% in class
  • Merit Award for obtaining the highest aggregate in MBBS- 1 Professional Examination
  • Awarded honors in Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology
  • Honors call in Obstetrics/Gynecology


Graduate School:

Government National College, Karachi, Pakistan (1995 - 1997)

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate



Catholic University School, Dublin, Republic of Ireland (1993 - 1995)

  • Irish School Leaving Certificate
Board Certifications:
  • Internal Medicine, November 2011
  • Maintenance of Certification examination in Hospital Medicine, October 2014
Post-Graduate Training:
  • Internal Medicine Residency
    University of Arizona
    July 2008- June 2011
  • Assistant Professor, Medicine
    University of Arizona
    July 2011- August 2017
  • Fellowship in Nephrology
    University of California, Los Angeles
    July 2017 - June 2019
Publications and Presentations:
  • Thajudeen B, Kamel M,Arumugam C,Ali S, John SG,Meister E ,Mosier J, Raz Y,Madhrira M,Thompson J, Sussman A, Outcome of patients on combined extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and continuous renal replacement therapy: A retrospective study; Int J Artif Organs 2015; Mar;38(3):133-7.PMID: 25656009
  • Lien YH, Ali SA, Brain teaser: encephalopathy after stem cell transplantation: Am J Med. 2014 Apr; 127(4): 281-3.PMID: 24380712
  • Ali SA, Seth RK, X-Linked Juvenile Retinoschisis in Females and response to carbonic anhydrase inhibitors: Case Report and review of the literature. Semin Ophthalmol. 2012 Sep-Nov;27(5-6):125-9. PMID: 23163265
  • Subhan MMF, Ali SA, Bokhari SSI, Khan N, Ahmad HR. Underweight and overweight men have greater exercise-induced dyspnea than normal weight men, Ups J Med Sci. 2012 Nov; 117(4): 383-9.PMID: 22931098
  • Ashraf O, Ali SA, Sharif H, Haq T. Endovascular stenting of a leaking thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm.. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2006 Nov; 16(11): 732-3. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 17052428.
  • Bokhari SS, Ali SA,Subhan MM, Ahmed N, Ahmad H.Cardiac acceleration as a marker of vagal withdrawal in heart rate control during exercise in humans.J Pak Med Assoc. 2003 Aug; 53(8): 375-378. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 14558748.
  • Accepted for publication: Ali, S: A case of bile cast induced nephropathy.  Abstract accepted for publication at ASN’s 2018 Abstract Supplement.
  • Ali SA, Seth RK. Response of Foveal Cysts to Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors in X-Linked Retinoschisis. Abstract accepted at the ARVO conference in May 2012.
Peer Reviewed Book Chapter
  • Ahmad H, Subhan M, Bokhari S, Ali S and Khan M.. (2001). Intercept shift in the breathlessness/ventilation relationship in response to progressive increase in workload C Poon,H Kazemi (Ed.), Frontiers in modeling and control of breathing : integration at molecular, cellular, and systems

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Capital Nephrology Medical Group

333 University Av., Suite 120

Sacramento, CA 95825

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