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Ali, Lobna H., MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Academic Location

1542 Tulane Avenue
Box T4M-2
New Orleans, LA 70112 
Phone: 504-568-2556
Fax: 504-568-2127



MD - 1992

University of Al-Mustansiriyah Medical College, Baghdad-Iraq



Dr. Lobna H. Ali is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine. She is board certified in Family Medicine. She completed medical school in Iraq, earning her MD at the University of Al-Mustansiriyah Medical CollegeBaghdad-Iraq.

Her US internship and residency in Family Medicine was completed at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, OH in and Fellowship in Geriatrics at the University of Toledo-OHIO.

Dr. Ali is an active member of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), The Society For Post-Acute And Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA), and the National PACE Association (NPA).

As faculty in the Section of Geriatrics at LSUHSC, Dr. Ali serves as Medical Director and primary care physician for PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for Elderly) of Greater New Orleans.  She is also instrumental in the instruction of students, residents, and fellows.



Clinical Interests

Dr. Ali’s philosophy of care centers on patients and their safety. She utilizes all resources to keep them healthy and active. Patient safety and quality of care are especially important to improving the health and well-being of geriatric population because according to research, even one hospitalization can increase mortality and morbidity among geriatric patients and put their prognosis and well-being at risk.

Her aim as a geriatrician is to restore the independence of patients and increase the dignity and quality of their lives. She supports her patients in independently performing daily activities, which is one of the foremost prognosis indicators in the geriatric population. She seeks to identify patients’ medical, cultural, psychological, spiritual, emotional, and social needs. Her patients are encouraged to participate in the development and continual updating of their individualized plan of care.

Dr. Ali’s clinical interests include Frailty syndrome, Polypharmacy and Healthy aging.

Selected Publications

 Ali, L, MD; Nelacanti,V,MD; Dixit,G PHD; Gokula, M, MD,CMD. Implementing CHAT (Complaint, History, Assessment, Treatment) communications tool in Quality Improvement Project to Enhance After- Hours telephone communication between Nurses and HCP (Health Care Provider) in Extended Care and Rehabilitation Centers (ECRC), 2015. OMDA 2015, Dublin OH


Osinvowale, O,  Ali,L, Chi, YW,. Venous thromboembolism: a clinical review,.      PostgradMed./PubMed. 2010 Mar;122((2)):54-65, Cited in PubMed; PMID:20203456


 Yung-Wei Chi, Lobna Ali, T.Cooper Woods. Clinical Risk Factors To Predict Deep Venous Thrombosis Post Endovenous Laser Ablation Of Saphenous Veins.  2009

AHA Scientific Sessions 2009, Orlando FL # 9218


Yung-Wei Chi, T.Cooper Woods, Pridhvi  Yelamanchilli, Maria Fleming, Lobna Ali,  J.P.Reilly. Ultrasound Velocity Differences in Carotid In-Stent Restenosis According to Stent Types   And Designs, 2009. ISET 2009, Miami FL. # 24ISET09D1

Additional Info

Licensed to practice in the State of Louisiana

Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine

Affiliated Hospitals & Clinics

University Medical Center-New Orleans

PACE of Greater New Orleans