Jefferson Neurology LLC    Zakir Ali M.D.

Jefferson Neurology LLC
Zakir Ali M.D.

About Dr. Ali

Dr. Ali was born and raised in Bombay (Mumbai), India. He attended Medical School at the Assam Medical College, graduating with an MD degree in 1990. Following his medical degree in Assam, he completed a 1-year residency in Ophthalmology; then returned to Bombay where he underwent 3 years training in General Medicine.

In 1995, Dr. Ali did a medical internship in Bridgeport, Connecticut. In 1997, he moved to Boston where he did his Neurology residency through Tufts University at the New England Medical Center, completing his residency there in 2000.

Following this residency, he went on for specialized training in Neuromuscular diseases and the diagnosis of neuromuscular conditions through nerve conduction studies and electromyography (EMG), receiving his fellowship in Burlington, Vermont at the University of Vermont in 2001.

In 2001, he moved to Schenectady, New York where he began his private practice in Neurology, joining in a group practice as well as serving as a consulting Neurologist with several local hospitals.

In 2004, Dr. Ali moved to Ashland, Oregon, where he has practiced general Neurology as well as specializing in Neuromuscular diseases. He also serves as a staff Neurologist at the Ashland Community Hospital. He is board certified in Neurology and also in the sub-specialty of Neuromuscular Medicine.
Dr. Zakir Ali M.D.

Carla Bloem, PA

Carla was born in Seattle, Washington. Her father was in the Coast Guard. She was raised in multiple towns and cities in Washington, Oregon, and California. In 1977, Carla began a 20-year career as a medical technician for a large multi-specialty clinic in Bremerton, Washington. In 1998, she graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine/MEDEX Physician Assistant Program. She spent 13 years in the state of Wyoming working in rural health centers specializing in primary care medicine, acute care, and OB/GYN. She returned to the Pacific Northwest in 2012 and worked in endocrinology for 4 years before joining Jefferson Neurology LLC in 2018. She enjoys reading, crafts, and fishing.
Carla Bloam PA