Ali K Salah, MD

Ali K Salah, MD
Appointed 10/05/09
Women's Health Network
5TH FLR University Health Care Center
90 Presidential Plaza
Syracuse, NY 13202

315 464-4536

Current Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Cardiac Imaging

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown
  • Community

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Medicine: Cardiology
  • Medicine - Community Campus: Cardiology
  • Upstate Heart and Vascular Center: Cardiology


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Saint Francis Heart Hospital/State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2009, Cardiovascular MRI, Cardiovascular CT and Echocardiography
  • Fellowship: Gill Heart Institute/University of Kentucky, 2008, Cardiology
  • Fellowship: Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University, 2007, Cardiovascular MRI
  • Residency: Medical College of Georgia/Georgia Health Sciences University, 2005, Internal Medicine
  • Internship: Medical College of Georgia/Georgia Health Sciences University, 2002, Internal Medicine
  • MD: Addis Ababa University, 1998

Clinical Interests

Director, Cardiac Imaging

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Critical Care Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular MRI
  • 3D/4D Echocardiography

Research Interests

  • Coronary and Peripheral Vascular endothelial Function using MRI; Cardiomyopathy and Scar Imaging with MRI, Cardiac CT and Coronary  Artery Plaque Characterization. Evaluation of Diastolic Dysfunction using Echocardiographic Strain Imaging. The Role of Strain Imaging in Detecting Sub-Clinical Cardiomyopathy and Ventricular and Atrial Remodeling. The Role of 3D/4D  Echocardiography in Assessing Regional Contractile Function in Cardiomyopathy.

Specialties & Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular MRI

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chest Pain (Heart Related)
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diabetes and Heart Disease
  • Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Conditions in Pregnancy
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension in Pregnancy
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hyperthrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myocarditis
  • Palpitations
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Regurgitation
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Syncope - Heart Related
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation/Stenosis
  • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
  • Ventricular Tachycardia


  • Adults


  • Arterial Access
  • Cardiovascular MRI
  • Cardioversion
  • Central Arterial Access
  • Central Venous Access
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Exercise Stress Echocardiogram
  • Heart Event Monitor
  • Heart Holter Monitor
  • Heart MRI
  • Heart Nuclear Imaging
  • Heart Nuclear Stress Testing
  • MRI, Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • MRI, Aortic Aneurysm
  • MRI, Atrial Septal Defect
  • MRI, Cardiomyopathy
  • MRI, Heart Failure
  • MRI, Heart Stress Testing
  • MRI, Heart Tumors
  • MRI, Myocardial Scar and Fibrosis
  • MRI, Pericardial Tumors
  • MRI, RV Dysplasia
  • MRI, Tetralogy of Fallot
  • MRI, Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Non-Invasive Testing for Vascular Disease
  • Nuclear Adenosine Stress Test
  • Nuclear Exercise Stress Test
  • Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
  • Ultrasound Tests - Heart and Vascular


  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Society of Cardiovascular CT (SCCT)
  • Society of Cardiovascular MRI (SCMR)
  • American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital

HealthLinkOnAir Radio Interview

10/12/12 Cardiovascular MRI at Upstate


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