Dr. Ali Valimahomed - Biography
Dr. Ali Valimahomed is an ivy league trained board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician specializing in Interventional Pain Medicine.
Out of high school, Dr. Valimahomed was accepted into the competitive premedical program between Siena College and Albany Medical College; it was the first of its kind in the country, emphasizing the humanities, ethics and social service. He completed his Internal Medicine internship through New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center, where he was honored with the esteemed “Intern of the Year” award. Subsequently, he completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Columbia / Cornell: New York-Presbyterian Hospital. While in residency his peers and faculty nominated him for the prestigious position of Chief Resident. Finally, Dr. Valimahomed went on to complete his training in the nation’s top ranked Interventional Pain Medicine fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Valimahomed provides comprehensive care for a wide variety of painful conditions of the spine, nerves, joints, and muscles by integrating physical therapy, medications, and interventional procedures. Utilizing innovative minimally invasive techniques such as fluoroscopic-guided spine injections, ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injections, peripheral nerve blocks, regenerative medicine, intrathecal therapy, and neuromodulation, Dr. Valimahomed provides targeted individualized treatment plans for his patients, with a focus on functional outcomes and quality of life.
Dr. Valimahomed has a keen interest in the emerging field of neuromodulation. He is proficient in spinal cord stimulation (SCS), dorsal root ganglion stimulation (DRG), and peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS). He has been identified as young thought leader in the field and serves on the board of directors for the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience (ASPN).
Throughout his post-graduate years, Dr. Valimahomed had the opportunity to receive world-class training in sports medicine injuries and regenerative medicine techniques at the nation’s #1 orthopedic hospital, The Hospital for Special Surgery. From his time there, Dr. Valimahomed developed an interest in the emerging field of regenerative medicine and its implications for long-term pain relief / healing. He continues to nurture his intellectual curiosity, while advancing the fields of both sports and pain medicine, through his research with platelet rich plasma (PRP).
Dr. Valimahomed also spent extensive time working at the nation’s top cancer centers (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - #1 cancer center in the Northeast and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - #4 cancer center in the nation), learning cutting edge techniques on how to best manage pain related to cancer and cancer treatments. He has also authored textbook chapters and published research about interventional pain management for breast cancer related pain.
In his free time, Dr. Valimahomed enjoys exercising, playing basketball, golfing, trying new restaurants, and walking with his dog.