Hiba Ali, MD

Hiba Ali, MD

Hiba Ali, MD


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Pasadena Clinic
5010 Crenshaw Blvd, Ste #130
Pasadena, TX 77505

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Phone Call (832) 464-8088
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Language(s): English

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My Biography

Dr. Hiba Ali is a Houston board-certified rheumatologist practicing at our Pasadena clinic.

Dr. Ali brings a rich background of medical training and experience, having completed her Rheumatology Fellowship at Ochsner Clinic Foundation where she also served as Chief Rheumatology Fellow. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, where she also earned her medical degree with a concentration in Humanities and Ethics.

Dr. Ali is committed to the advancement of medical knowledge, demonstrated through her active participation in research and publications, particularly focusing on autoimmune diseases and their intersection with other health issues like obesity and diabetes. Her work has been recognized at national conferences and in peer-reviewed journals.

A strong advocate for community health, Dr. Ali has been deeply involved in volunteer activities, notably at Shifa Abu Bakr, a community health care clinic serving underserved populations. Here, she has played a pivotal role in both patient care and volunteer management.

Dr. Ali holds certifications in both Rheumatology and Internal Medicine and is an active member of the American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Women in Rheumatology. She continues to contribute to her field with a patient-centered approach, striving to provide the highest standard of care to those she serves.


  1. Ali H, Meng J, Shi X, Hellmers L, Washington T, Quinet R, Davis W, Zakem Z, You Z, Zhang X. (2020). “Diet-Induced Obesity Exacerbates Lupus Development in Mice.” Oral presentation at American Federation for Medical Research 2020 Southern Regional Meeting; New Orleans, LA. February 2020.
  2. Riggs K, Ali H, Taegtmeyer H, Gutierrez AD. (2015). “The Use of SGLT-2 Inhibitors in Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Failure.” Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, 13(7), 292-297. DOI: 10.1089/met.2015.0038.
  3. Hasan KM, Ali H, Shad MS. (2013). “Atlas-based and DTI-guided Quantification of Human Brain Cerebral Blood Flow: Feasibility, Quality Assurance, Spatial Heterogeneity and Age Effects.” Magn Reson Imag, 31, 1445-1452.

Poster Presentations:

  1. Ali H, Davis W, Scopelitis E. (2019). “A Rare Case of ANCA-Negative Pauci-Immune Necrotizing Crescentric Vasculitis in SLE.” Poster presented at: 2019 Congress of Clinical Rheumatology West; September 25; San Diego, CA.
  2. Ali H, Davis W. (2019). “Retinal Vasculitis in a Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.” Poster presented at: Rheumatology Alliance of Louisiana 7th Annual Meeting; August 9; New Orleans, LA.
  3. Monga K, Kazzaz S, Ali H, Khetan R, Eisenmenger E, Barnes J. (2017). “Testicular Infarcts, Renal Infarcts, and a Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Rare Presentation of Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis.” Poster presented at: 2017 Annual Southeast ACP Associates Program; April 29; Houston TX and UT Houston-Memorial Hermann House Staff Research Day; April 27; Houston TX.
  4. Ali H, Monga K, Kazzaz S, Reveille J. (2017). “A Loopy Presentation: CNS Lupus Vasculitis as initial presentation of newly diagnosed SLE.” Poster presented at: UT Houston-Memorial Hermann House Staff Research Day; April 27; Houston TX.
  5. Adimora-Nweke F, Ali H, Maldonado Y, Smith H, Terracina K, Tobolowsky F. (2017). “A Bone to Pick with Steroids: Implementing the American College of Rheumatology’s Recommendations for prevention and treatment of Glucocorticoid Induced Osteoporosis.” Poster presented at: Edward Randall, III Internal Medicine Quality Fair; April 14; Houston TX.
  • SAFMR/SSCO Trainee Research Award
    American Federation for Medical Research (February 2020)
  • Vince D’Amico Award of Excellence in Communication
    University of St. Thomas (2010)
  • Deans List
    University of St. Thomas (2006-2010)
  • National Scholastic Honor Society Delta Epsilon Sigma
    University of St. Thomas (2010)
  • Aquinas Honor Society
    University of St. Thomas (2010)


Pasadena Clinic

5010 Crenshaw Blvd, Ste #130,
Pasadena, TX 77505


Conditions Treated

  • Gout/Crystalline Arthritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Scleroderma
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand, Knee, Shoulder, Spine
  • Vasculitis
  • Inflammatory Myositis
  • Joint Injections
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sjögren’s Syndrome
  • Spondylitis

Education and Certifications

Medical School

  • Medical Doctor (M.D.) – University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX


  • Internal Medicine Residency – University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX



  • Rheumatology Fellowship – Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Rheumatology

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