More About Dr. Al-Ali

Dr Firas Al-Ali is a neurointerventional surgeon, who has been practicing his specialty for 22 years.

Neurointerventional surgery is a relatively new specialty, which acquired its name around 2002. Its main area of concern is stroke prevention and treatment.

Physicians who perform neurointerventional procedures come from different background specialties such as neuroradiology, interventional radiology, neurosurgery, and neurology. Most physicians still practice their initial specialty while performing some of the neurointerventional procedures. Dr Al-Ali is one of the few physicians in the country who is exclusively a neurointerventionalist.

Dr Al-Ali is nationally and internationally recognized for his work on ischemic stroke prevention, and holds one of the largest series to date on intracranial angioplasty and stenting, as well as one of the earliest and largest series of vertebral artery stenting for ischemic stroke prevention. Currently he is conducting a multicenter trial in acute ischemic stroke treatment. His work also includes brain aneurysm treatment. Dr Al-Ali performed the world’s first live aneurysm coiling on the World Wide Web, in September of 2003. Since 2000 Dr Al-Ali personally performed more than 1000 endovascular aneurysm treatments.

The motto “We Strike Stroke”, which Dr Al-Ali chose for his practice, summarizes not only his education and past experiences, but also his future projects and passion.