Tarek Ali, MBBS

Office Address

Department of Neurology 
University of Kentucky Medical Center
KY Clinic, J-401
Lexington, KY 40536-0284

Personal Statement

Tarek’s educational background spans a number of countries, including Jamaica, the United States, Canada and Australia. He is a graduate of the Sydney Medical Program at the University of Sydney in Australia. During his time there, he developed an academic interest in medical education and in particular, neurological education. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, good food and meeting new people. 

Graduate Studies

2016, MEd, Master of Education: Concentration in Health Professions Education, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Medical School

2014, MBBS, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia


2016 to 2020, Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Fellowship Plans

Dr. Ali has accepted a Movement Disorders Fellowship at the University of Kentucky for AY 2020-2021

Clinical and Research Interests

Medical Education, specifically neurophobia

Medical Licensure

Kentucky Medical License


  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

  • CITI Human Subject Research Certification

  • UK Neurology Handover Certification

  • NIH Stroke Scale Certification

Hospital Privileges

2106 to present, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky 

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Neurology

Publications and Abstracts

Book Chapters
Ali, T. E., (2016). Tackling Neurophobia: A Cognitive Flexibility-Based Approach to Promote Transfer of Learning in Medical Students. In The EDU5287 Group (2016). Emergent technologies and learning: Interdisciplinary perspectives on theory and practice (Chapter 15). Ottawa, ON: University of Ottawa. Retrieved from Lulu.com.

Epilepsy Awareness in a Jamaican Community: driven to change! Amza Ali, Tarek Ali, Kyla Kerr, Susanna Bortolusso Ali. 2011 Epilepsy and Behaviour. 22(4):773-777


  • Poster presentation at the First Norther American Regional Congress on Epilepsy, Philadelphia, PA (December 2007).

  • Epilepsy: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices in a suburban Jamaican community. A.Ali, T. Ali, S. Bortolusso-Ali, Epilepsia 0 Suppl. 0 (Abst. 2.292), 2007. http://www.aesnet.org/go/publications/aes-abstracts/abstract- search/?mode=display&st=A.Ali&sy=2007&sb=All&startrow=1&id=7741Results: 

  • Poster presentation at the American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. (December 2006).

  • Video-EEG Long-Term Monitoring in Jamaica: The First 60 Patients EvaluatedTarek E. Ali and Amza M. Ali. Epilepsia 0 Suppl. 0 (Abst. 1.253 ), 2006 http://www.aesnet.org/go/publications/aes-abstracts/abstract-search/mode=display&st=Tarek%20E.%20Ali&sy=2006&sb=All&startrow=1&id=6387