Noorjahan Ali, M.D.

Noorjahan Ali, M.D.

  • Pediatrics - Neonatal-Perinatal
  • Neonatology
  • Resuscitation of Neonates with Congenital Heart Disease


Noorjahan Ali, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in neonatology with an interest in the resuscitation of neonates, including those with congenital heart defects; the resuscitation of patients in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU); and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

Dr. Ali earned her medical degree at New York Medical College. She completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and gained advanced training through a neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado.

Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2016.

Dr. Ali serves on the Neonatal Perinatal Fellow Core Competency Committee at UTSW. She also serves on the NICU Cardiac Committee and the Simulation Steering Committee, among others, at Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

A Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Ali is also a member of the Executive Committee for the organization’s Section on Simulation and Innovative Learning Methods. She is Co-Chair of the Children’s Hospital Neonatal Consortium’s Resuscitation Education Focus Group, serves on the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines Task Force, and belongs to numerous professional associations, including the Neonatal Heart Society, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the Society for Pediatric Research.

Dr. Ali is a review editor in neonatology for the journal Frontiers and an ad hoc reviewer for Resuscitation and Hospital Pediatrics.

Her research focuses on resuscitation, pulmonary hypertension, ECMO, and congenital diaphragmatic hernia. She has delivered numerous lectures and published several articles in academic journals related to her areas of expertise.

Personal Note

When she’s not at work, Dr. Ali enjoys spending time with her kids, husband, and dogs, and finding new coffee spots around town.

Education & Training
  • Graduate School - New York Medical College
  • Fellowship - University of Colorado Program (2013-2016), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
  • Medical School - New York Medical College (2006-2010)
  • Residency - University of Pittsburg Medical Center (2010-2013), Pediatrics
  • Other Post Graduate Training - New York Medical College
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Heart Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Medical Association
  • International Network for Simulation-Based Pediatric Innovation, Research, & Education
  • Neonatal Heart Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • Western Society for Pediatric Research
Books & Publications
  • Resuscitation
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Clinical Focus

  • Neonatology
  • Resuscitation of Neonates with Congenital Heart Disease
  • Resuscitation of Patients in the NICU
  • Pulmonary Hypertension in Neonates
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

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