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Monday, May 16, 2016

Cancer doctor lauded for her compassionate care, clinical excellence

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Sarah Ali, MD, oncology and hematology specialist, has been recognized as the latest recipient of the Healing Hands Award, presented quarterly by Franciscan St. Francis Health.

The award recognizes physicians for excellence in clinical skills, patient relations, research, stewardship and reflection of the hospital’s ministry, values and mission.

Dr. Ali practices with Oncology & Hematology Specialists, a Franciscan Physician Network practice. She graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville and attended medical school at St. George’s in the West Indies.

She completed her internal medicine residency training through Michigan State University at McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint, Michigan, and her fellowship training at Michigan State University in Lansing.

Dr. Ali joined the Franciscan Physician Network in 2012. She is board-certified in internal medicine and oncology and hematology. She has a special interest in breast malignancies and lymphomas.

Many patients nominated Dr. Ali for the Healing Hands honor.
One patient described her care in this way: “She never forgot that I was, and am, a person, not just another patient.” Another wrote, “She has been very patient and very helpful through this trying time.”

David Mandelbaum, MD, director of Medical Staff Engagement, noted that Dr. Ali has touched many lives. “She has obviously had a great impact on everyone from patients and their families to colleagues and staff members,” he said.