Ali Mahta, MD, a Neurologist with Rhode Island Hospital

Get to know Neurologist Dr. Ali Mahta, who serves patients in Providence, Rhode Island.

Fluent in both English and Farsi, Dr. Mahta is a well-versed neurologist and academic neurointensivist at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. His academic interests include biomarkers in subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, and other types of acute brain injuries.

Rhode Island Hospital is the state’s largest hospital, and its only Level I trauma center and verified burn center. The principal teaching hospital of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services, as well as expertise in cancer, cardiology, diabetes, emergency medicine, neurosciences, orthopedics, and more.

Alongside his clinical role, Dr. Mahta has been serving as an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University since 2017. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Attending in Clinical Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center.

Before embarking on his professional journey, he received his medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran. He completed several research fellowships at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Harvard Medical School, the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, and the University of California, San Diego. Thereafter, he completed his residency in neurology at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, followed by a clinical spine fellowship at the same educational venue, as well as a fellowship in neurocritical care at Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medical College. 

The doctor is a member of several professional organizations, including the Neurocritical Care Society, the American Academy of Neurology, the American Heart Association, and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Passionate about his field, he is board-certified in neurology by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to promoting high-quality patient care for the public through the initial and continuing certification of psychiatrists and neurologists. 

Additionally, he is board-certified in neurocritical care by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, whose mission is to promote high-quality patient-centered care through accreditation of training programs and certification of physicians in neurologic subspecialties.

Among his various accomplishments, Dr. Mahta is the author of several published papers, book chapters, abstracts, and presentations.

Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Neurologists are licensed medical specialists who diagnose and treat disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles of patients. They examine a patient’s mental and physical status, conduct medical tests and scans, and evaluate the results to diagnose and treat the patient.

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