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Tayyaba Ali, M.D.

Associate Editor-in-Chief

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard, Boston, MA, USA
As a WikiDoc Scholar since May 2020, responsible for contributing original content to WikiDoc or editing existing material.

Medical Education

  • 2017, Bachelors in Medicine and Bachelors in Surgery (MBBS) from Karachi Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan


  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certified: February 2020
  • Basic Life Support (BLS): May 2020- May 2022
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS): June 2020- June 2022
  • Best practices for Biomedical Research Data Management Course designed by Harvard Medical School and NIH

Work Experience

March 2020 - to date:

Content Editor for StatPearls

Supervisor: Dr. Scott Dulebohn, M.D.

  • Dr. Ali updates board review questions on anatomy for StatPearls and convert First-order to Third-order clinical scenario-based questions.
  • StatPearls is an online learning tool that offers health professionals a comprehensive database of multiple-choice questions with explanations.

Oct 2016 - April 2020

Research Associate, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Karachi Medical and Dental College

Supervisor: Dr. Sina Aziz, Ph.D., MPH (Professor of Pediatrics and Editor-in-Chief for the journal

Annals of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Karachi Medical, and Dental College)

  • Dr. Ali worked as a Research Associate under the supervision of Prof. Sina Aziz and worked on various projects.
  • Her responsibilities were getting Institutional review board (IRB) approval, data collection, data entry, data analysis, manuscript writing.
  • Dr. Ali worked as a team leader and presented the poster on “Food Allergy in school-going adolescents and its association with depression in Karachi, Pakistan” in the conference by North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Hollywood, Florida, USA.

Jan 2015 – Oct 2016

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases

Supervisor: Dr. Gulnaz Khalid

  • Dr. Ali worked as an independent investigator under the guidance of my professor at Karachi Institute of heart diseases on the project titled: Frequency of use of herbal plants among hypertensive patients in a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Her responsibilities were to get the research synopsis approved by an Institutional review board. She collected the data from 300 hypertensive patients and entered it on SPSS. She worked on the conception, design, and drafted the manuscript.

14th May 2018- 14th November 2018 (Average Hours/Week: 72)

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center and Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

Internship in the Departments of Accidents, Trauma, and Emergency and Internal Medicine

  • Dr. Ali worked as an intern in the university hospital both in outpatient and inpatient settings.
  • Conducted history taking and physical examinations in the designated patients.
  • Documented patient care and follow-ups.
  • Evaluated incoming patients.
  • Presented several topics in weekly medical grand rounds.
  • Presented several patients in daily morning reports.
  • Discussed treatment plans and differential diagnosis with residents and attending.

Community Service

April 2012 till Date:

Education Volunteer and Peer Educator

International Federation of Pakistan Red Cross and Red Crescent society

  • Dr. Ali is an active member of Youth Clubs, which Pakistan Red Crescent Society has established in different institutions of Karachi, Pakistan where they conduct youth-related programs such as Youth as an Agent of Behavior Change (YABC) & Youth development training programs.
  • She joined this organization in 2012 and since then; She is trained all these years and has taken part in the training camps held throughout the country.
  • She has a privilege to receive the “Best Volunteer Award” from Sindh on her performance in the 4th National Youth Camp held at Islamabad in 2012. They nominated her to represent Pakistan in an International Youth Camp in Korea.
  • She joined the Red Crescent Society as an Education Volunteer for two main reasons. She believes Volunteerism provides the opportunity to pay back to the community, people, and institutions that have invested a lot in making ourselves who we are today. The sense of achievement and the feel of joy that she gets being associated with this nonprofit internationally recognized organization is unmatchable. Volunteerism keeps her motivated to go further in life and ables her to take challenges and face them with positivity with all the will power and energy and this attitude has played a pivotal role in growth and expansion of her personality.
  • The main aim of the Education Volunteer is to promote a culture of healthy and safe living in communities and to bridge the gap among the diverse population in terms of ethnicity, class, and culture.
  • She has raised a good deal of public awareness campaigns and conducted workshops on Road Safety, First Aid training, Gender equality, Tolerance, and non-violence in communities.
  • She has received training on seven fundamental principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement like Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Services, Universality, and Unity through workshops, simulations, and activities. The first one is Humanity; this instills mindful thinking as we are here in this world for some purpose. We have to tear down that mirror that makes us look ourselves, we have to see beyond that mirror where there are millions of people who might need our help. My mission as a volunteer is to spread such ideas among Youth through my voice, act, and motivational talks.
  • She conducted a survey among the COVID-19 volunteer team to screen for anxiety and depression. She calculated anxiety and depression scores for each volunteer and emailed them their results. She also made an animation video on coping strategies to deal with mental stress during COVID-19 Pandemic and shared the YouTube video URL with her fellow volunteers.

June 2020 – to date:

Facilitator and Speaker

Rotary International

  • Dr. Ali participated in live webinar sessions and spoke on COVID-19 and mental health.
  • It is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.

January 2011- Jan 2015:

Student Volunteer and Fund Raiser

HOPES- Help of Patients in Exigency by Students

Non-political, Non-profit Organization run by Students of Karachi Medical and Dental College.


  • Dr. Ali makes animation videos on Public health to generate awareness in her spare time.
  • She runs a page called "Healthcare Insiders" on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook. The aim is to spread health awareness and give the latest health updates.
  • Web Designing/YouTuber
  • Calligraphy Art/ Glass Painting
  • Singing/ Music (Folk, Pop, Classical)
  • Cooking/ Baking

Pages Authored

COVID-19-associated arrhythmia and conduction system disease

COVID-19-associated diabetes mellitus

COVID-19-associated hepatic injury

COVID-19 pathophysiology

COVID-19 primary prevention

COVID-19 secondary prevention

Bartter syndrome

Cancer screening resident survival guide

Fatigue resident survival guide

Hematuria resident survival guide (currently working on)