Mohsin H. Ali, MD

Education & training

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College

Internship: Lankenau Medical Center, Internal Medicine

Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago, Ophthalmology


Associated labs, publications, & achievements



Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • Ali MH, Bhat P, Lim JI. Acute Vision Loss and Bilateral Macular Lesions. JAMA Ophthalmol. In Press.
  • Ali MH, Jones S, Setabutr P. Enlarging Orbital Mass in a Previously Healthy Male. JAMA Ophthalmol. In Press.
  • Bakhsh SR, Ali MH, Bhat P. Chorioretinitis Masquerading as Elevated Intracranial Pressure. JAMA Ophthalmol. In Press.
  • Dikopf M, Ali MH, Vajaranant T. Diffuse Retinal Hemorrhages After Uncomplicated Glaucoma Drainage Implantation. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 Jan 12; [Epub ahead of print].
  • Haq Z, Ali MH, Setabutr P. Periorbital Mass Refractory to Outpatient Management. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 Jan 1;135(1):73–4.
  • Ali MH, Jones S, Moss HE. Unilateral Proptosis, Redness, Diplopia, and Numbness in a Young Woman. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Nov 1;134(11):1325–6.
  • Zhang AY, Lu L, Ali M, Rutnin N, Faria BM, Guzel H, Liang L, Martinez P, Tawfik M, Spaeth GL. Disc-damage Likelihood Scale (DDLS) as a Clinical Indicator of the Presence of a Relative Afferent Pupillary Defect (RAPD). J Glaucoma. 2016 Oct;25(10):e910-6.
  • Jones ST, Ali MH, Lin AY, Moss HE, Srinivasan A, MacIntosh PW. IgG4 Disease: Is It or Isn’t It? J Neuroophthalmol. 2016 Sep 9; [Epub ahead of print].
  • Ali MH, Chau FY, Abbasian J. Leukocoria and Decreased Vision Detected During a Routine Pediatric Screening Eye Examination. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Sep 1;134(9):1069–70.
  • Ali MH, Traish AS. Elevated intraocular pressure and endothelial cell loss following iris color change. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Aug;134(8):939-40.
  • Zangalli CS, Ahmed OM, Waisbourd M, H Ali M, Cvintal V, Affel E, Gupta L, Katz LJ, Sergott R. Segmental Analysis of Macular Layers in Patients With Unilateral Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma. J Glaucoma. 2016 Apr;25(4):e401–7.
  • Zhou M, Farooq AV, Andreoli MT, Ali M, Traish AS. Bilateral Rhizopus keratitis in a cocaine user. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Feb;51(1):e21–3.
  • Hu CX, Mantravadi A, Zangalli C, Ali M, Faria BM, Richman J, Wizov SS, Razeghinejad MR, Moster MR, Katz LJ. Comparing Gonioscopy With Visante and Cirrus Optical Coherence Tomography for Anterior Chamber Angle Assessment in Glaucoma Patients. J Glaucoma. 2016 Feb;25(2):177–83.
  • Waisbourd M, Lee B, Ali MH, Lu L, Martinez P, Faria B, Williams A, Moster MR, Katz LJ, Spaeth GL. Detection of asymmetric glaucomatous damage using automated pupillography, the swinging flashlight method and the magnified-assisted swinging flashlight method. Eye. 2015 Oct;29(10):1321–8.
  • Faria BM, Duman F, Zheng CX, Waisbourd M, Gupta L, Ali M, Zangalli C, Lu L, Wizov SS, Spaeth E, Richman J, Spaeth GL. Evaluating Contrast Sensitivity In Age-Related Macular Degeneration Using A Novel Computer-Based Test, The Spaeth/Richman Contrast Sensitivity Test. Retina. 2015 Jul;35(7):1465–73.
  • Trubnik V, Zangalli C, Moster MR, Chia T, Ali M, Martinez P, Richman J, Myers JS. Evaluation of Risk Factors for Glaucoma Drainage Device-related Erosions: A Retrospective Case-Control Study. J Glaucoma. 2015 Sep;24(7):498–502.

Non-Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • Ali MH, Huo S. Ophthalmology On The Hill. New Retina MD. 2017; In Press.

Textbook Chapters:

  • Ali M, Ramos-Esteban JC, Katz LJ. Clinical Examination of Glaucoma. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS. (eds.) Ophthalmology. 4th edition. Edinburgh: Mosby Elsevier; 2014. p. 1019-28.
  • Ali M, Lu L, Spaeth, GL. Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma and Its Variants. In: Choplin NT, Lundy DC. (eds.) Atlas of Glaucoma. 3rd edition. Boca Raton, FL: Informa Healthcare; 2014. p. 113-126.
  • Ali M, Reddy KR. Antiviral Prophylactic Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B to Prevent Viral Reactivation during Cytotoxic Chemotherapy. In: Foster GR, Reddy KR. (eds.) Clinical Dilemmas in Viral Liver Disease. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. 2010; 168-173.



  • Heed Fellow, 2017-2018
  • Vit-Buckle Society Scholarship, 2017                                                                                               
  • Chief Resident in Ophthalmology, 2016-2017        
  • Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Residents Retreat, 2016
  • Residency Advocacy Ambassador (AAO Mid-Year Forum), 2016
  • Excellence in Teaching Award for Outstanding Mentoring, 2015
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 2008
  • Ursinus Scholar Scholarship, 2004-2008