Ali H. Mesiwala, M.D. is co-medical director at the Southern California Center for Neuroscience and Spine at Chapman Medical Center. As a board-eligible neurosurgeon, Dr. Mesiwala is a nationally respected researcher and neurosurgeon who specializes in the development of endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques for both cranial and spinal surgery. He has collaborated with nationally renowned otolaryngology and head and neck surgery centers across the country to perform complex skull base surgical procedures.
Prior to his appointment, Dr. Mesiwala has written more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts. He is an active member of numerous prestigious medical associations including:
• American Association of Neurological Surgeons
• American Medical Association
• Congress of Neurological Surgeons
• Congress of Neurological Sciences
• The Pituitary Network
• Trigeminal Neuralgia Association
• Indian Medical Association
Dr. Mesiwala earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. After earning his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Mesiwala completed his surgical internship and neurological surgery residency at the University of Washington. He was appointed Chief Resident of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington. Dr. Mesiwala also completed neurological skull base fellowships at the University of Washington and International Neurosciences Institute in Hannover, Germany. He has received numerous honors for his prolific research efforts including the National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.