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Specialty

Family Medicine

Language(s) Spoken

English; Urdu; Gujarati; Hindi; Spanish

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

November 2021

Accepting New Patients?

Yes

Professional Background

Dr. Zahra P. Ali, MD, is a Family Medicine physician who earned her Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and computer science from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., in 2012. She earned her medical degree in 2017 from Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica, West Indies, in 2017. She completed her Family and Community Medicine residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Permian Basin in Odessa in 2021.

Professional Associations

Dr. Ali is a member of the Texas Medical Association, the Harris County Medical Association, the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physicians, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Hobbies and Interests

Dr. Ali enjoys hiking, biking, jet skiing, marathon training, running, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, crocheting, painting, drawing, reading, volunteering, teaching, traveling, meditating, and writing. She’s working on a book with plans of publishing it in the future.

Fun Facts

The best advice Dr. Ali has ever received is “In everything we do, we must look to the future, seeking always to think creatively, to innovate, and to improve.” — Aga Khan IV

The most interesting places she has been to are Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and Brooklyn, NY.

Not everyone knows this about Dr. Ali, but she’s a proud pet owner of a double yellow-headed Amazon parrot, she used to play the bagpipe as a teenager, and she knows a few coding languages and created a smartphone app for her residency program.

Her guilty pleasures are pistachio macaroons and glazed doughnuts.

As a child, she wanted to be an artist because art is for everyone, tells many different stories, elicits a variety of emotions, and is open to multiple interpretations.


​My philosophy of care is to provide evidence-based medicine in an empathetic, compassionate manner and build long-lasting relationships with my patients.

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Awards & Recognitions

Publications and Presentations

  • P. A. Lacey A, Ali ZP, “Letter to the Editor: Re: Vitamin D Supplementation and Bone Mineral Density” in 2018 The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Jan. 2019.
  • Ali, ZP, “Can Meditation Enhance Memory?” in Spring 2011 Emory University Emory Magazine, Mar. 2011, 11C.Presentations
  • Ali ZP, Vani S, Eaker R, Liedkte J. (2020, October 13 – 17). Bell’s Palsy and Parkinsonian Features as a Sequela of West Nile Encephalitis. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2020 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Conference. Virtual Event.
  • Ali ZP, Vani S, Hong MT, Ha YN. (2020, April 30). Safety and Efficacy of Daptomycin Dosing in Obese Population: Using Adjusted Body Weight Versus Actual Body Weight. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2020 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Conference. Virtual Event.
  • Ali ZP, Vani S, Eaker R, Liedkte J. (2020, October 17 – 19). Bell’s Palsy and Parkinsonian Features as a Sequela of West Nile Encephalitis. Poster presented at 2020 TTUHSC Permian Basin - 29th Annual Research Day. Odessa, TX.
  • Ali ZP, Vani S, Hong MT, Ha YN. (2020, April 30). Safety and Efficacy of Daptomycin Dosing in Obese Population: Using Adjusted Body Weight Versus Actual Body Weight. Poster presented at 2020 TTUHSC Permian Basin - 29th Annual Research Day. Odessa, TX.
  • Ali ZP, Vani S, Hong MT, Ha YN. (2019, November 8 – 10). Safety and Efficacy of Adjusted Body Weight Daptomycin Dosing Across a Hospitalized Obese Population. Poster Presented at the Texas Academy of Family Physicians 2019 Annual Session and Primary Care Summit. The Woodlands, TX.
  • Ali ZP, Vani S, Hong MT, Ha YN. (2019, October 25). Safety and Efficacy of Daptomycin Dosing in Obese Population: Using Adjusted Body WeightVversus Actual Body Weight. Poster presented at 2019 Laura Bush Institute Gender-Specific Medicine and Women’s Health Symposium. Lubbock, TX.
  • Ali ZP, Vani S, Hong MT, Ha YN. (2019, September 23 – 25). Safety and Efficacy of Adjusted Body Weight Daptomycin Dosing Across a Hospitalized Obese Population. Poster presented at the 2019 American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Conference. Chicago, IL.
  • Ali ZP, Vani S, Hong MT, Ha YN. (2019, May 10). Safety and Efficacy of Daptomycin Dosing in Obese Population: Using Adjusted Body Weight versus Actual Body Weight. Oral Research PowerPoint presentation at 2020 TTUHSC Permian Basin - 28th Annual Research Day. Odessa, TX.
  • Thomas R, Ali ZP, Tariq N, Dunkin B.(2016, October 22 – 26). Submucosal Tunneling Rate in Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) Varies by Achalasia Type. Poster presented to American College of Surgeons’ 2017 Clinical Congress. San Diego, CA.
  • Thomas R, Ali ZP, Tariq N, Dunkin B. (2016, October 22 – 26). Lack of Learning Curve for Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) with Adequate Pre-clinical Training. Poster presented at American College of Surgeons’ 2017 Clinical Congress. San Diego, CA.
  • Tiburcio J, Kadiyala R, Ali ZP. (2015, April 23 – 25). “Assess the Impact of Diet on Psychosocial and Lifestyle Behaviors in Diabetics.” Poster presented at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Family Medicine Center Research Day. Bronx, NY.