Sheikh A. Ali, MD

Hematology/Medical Oncology

LVPG Cliniciani

Accepting New Patients


Area of focus i

  • Colorectal Cancer (Colon Cancer and Rectal Cancer)
  • Precision/Personalized Medicine/Oncology
  • Pancreatic Cancer

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi

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Philosophy of care

Having been on the receiving end of multiple cancer diagnoses within my own family as I grew up, I strongly believe my patients and their families have the right to an honest discussion about their disease process. I personally make every effort to explain things in a simple yet detailed way, so patients understand their disease, goals of care and treatment plan. I want to be a trusted partner in helping them deal with their diagnosis, and make every effort to treat each patient as I would a family member.

Why I entered medicine

My family suffers from a genetic syndrome that predisposes them to developing cancer. Having grown up watching and helping most of the people I love deal with cancer, I decided to study medicine and do what I could to improve treatment and help others live their best possible lives with this disease. After medical school, I did basic science research at Johns Hopkins University, followed by residency and fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic and the University of Pittsburgh, all to become the best oncologist I could be.

Community involvement

I am involved in organizations and charities that improve the lives and treatment of cancer patients. I also help provide free specialized remote care and expert opinion to international patients in collaboration with their local health care providers. I enjoy community events to educate people on targeted therapies and their success in making cancer a chronic disease. I also enjoy giving talks on how oncology is evolving and how cancer today often means patients living full lives while being treated for their disease.

Personal interests

Outside of work, I love to spend time with my family and our two dogs. Together we enjoy cooking, traveling, trying new cuisines and being outdoors. I also enjoy hunting and fishing.


Medical Training
Aga Khan Medical College, MD, 1998


Internship 2002
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Residency 2004
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Fellowship 2007
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Medical Education, PA


American Board of Internal Medicine - Hematology
American Board of Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology

Publications & Clinical Trials