After graduating in Medicine in Pakistan, Dr Shahid Ali spent some time working for the armed forces, during which time he was sent to Bosnia as part of the United Nations. While treating Bosnian children during the Balkan war, he developed an interest in children's medicine and, subsequently, he completed his paediatric training in Birmingham and Newcastle-upon Tyne, UK. Before moving to Dubai, he worked at Northampton General Hospital, UK, for over nine years as a consultant paediatrician. He was also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University of Leicester and was responsible for medical students’ paediatric education. In addition to general paediatric duties, he was the clinical lead for paediatric haematology and oncology (children's cancers and blood disorders). Dr Ali is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London, UK, and holds full registration with the General Medical Council, UK.
Dr Ali has vast experience in all aspects of general paediatrics including neonatal care, asthma, allergy, infections, headaches, stomach issues, slow growth, vomiting/diarrhoea/constipation, urine infections, fits/faints, lumps/enlarged lymph nodes and vaccinations. He has special expertise in the management of various types of anaemias such as nutritional anaemia, sickle cell disease, thalassemia etc. He offers a holistic approach to medicine, ensuring that all the needs of his young patients are met. Dr Ali's full time outpatient base is at Mediclinic Dubai Mall and inpatient base is at Mediclinic City Hospital. He also participates in the weekly on call rota at Mediclinic City Hospital. He is able to provide both outpatient and inpatient care to his patients ensuring smooth continuity of care.