Capital Digestive Physician M. Aamir Ali, MD

M. Aamir Ali, MD


Dr. Aamir Ali, a board-certified physician, joined Capital Digestive Care after a noteworthy 13-year tenure in clinical academia at George Washington University. During his time at GWU, Dr. Ali made significant contributions, including authoring over 30 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and abstracts. His dedication to patient care and teaching earned him consistent recognition. Specializing in areas such as colon cancer screening, GERD, complex inflammatory bowel disease, motility disorders, and liver disease, Dr. Ali brings cutting-edge expertise to his new role. Furthermore, he will actively participate in advancing clinical research trials at Capital Digestive Care, further enhancing patient care and treatment options.

Dr. Ali earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine, as well as a fellowship in Gastroenterology at George Washington University. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Gastrointestinal Motility at the Johns Hopkins University. ​

​Over the past 10 years, Dr. Ali has been recognized consistently by his peers as a “Top Doctor” in Washingtonian Magazine.


  • English

Office Locations

Special Areas of Interest

​Colon cancer screening

Gastroesophageal reflux disease

Inflammatory bowel disease

Liver diseases



George Washington University, Washington, D.C., Gastroenterology Fellowship

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Postdoctoral Fellowship Gastrointestinal Motility 


Internal Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Medical Education

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Undergraduate Education

University of Maryland / Catonsville, Md.


Journal References
Brody F, Zettervall SL, Richards NG, Garey C, Amdur RL, Saddler A, Ali MA. Follow-up after gastric electrical stimulation for gastroparesis. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Jan;220(1):57-63.

Ali MA, Borum ML. Hereditary angioedema: what the gastroenterologist needs to know. Clin Exp Gastroenterol. 2014 Nov 20;7:435-45.

Ali MA, Arnold CA, Singhi AD, Voltaggio L. Clues to uncommon and easily overlooked infectious diagnoses affecting the GI tract and distinction from their clinicopathologic mimics. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Oct;80(4):689-706.

Kittai A, Ali MA, Borum. Herpes simplex virus blepharitis in a patient with Crohn’s colitis. Am J Med. 2014 Jun;127(6):e1-2.

Voltaggio L, Montgomery E, Ali MA, et al. Sex, lies, and gastrointestinal tract biopsies: a review of selected sexually transmitted proctocolitides. Adv Anat Pathol. 2014 Mar;21(2):83-93.

Ali MA, Lam-Himlin D, Voltaggio L. Eosinophilic esophagitis: a clinical, endoscopic, and histopathologic review. Gastrointest Endosc 2012 Dec;76(6):1224-37.

Meltzer AC, Ali MA, Kreisberg RB, et al. Video capsule endoscopy in the emergency department: a prospective study of acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Ann Emerg Med 2013 Apr;61(4):438-443.

Paulsen JM, Aragon GC, Ali MA, Borum M. Pseudoachalasia secondary to metastatic breast carcinoma. Dig Dis Sci2010 Apr; 55(4): 1179-81.

Brody F, Vaziri K, Saddler A, Ali A, Drenon E, Hanna B, Akin E, Gonzalez F, Soffer E. Gastric electrical stimulation for gastroparesis. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Oct; 207(4): 533-8.

Ramsay DB, Long SE, Ali MA et al. Isolated gastric cryptosporidiosis in an immunocompetent patient. Dig Dis Sci. 2007 May;52(5):1364-6.

Friedman M, Ali MA and Borum ML. Gastric sarcoidosis: a case report and review of the literature. Southern Medical Journal. 2007 March;100(3):301-3.

Brody F, Nam A, Drenon E, Ali M, et al. Laparoscopic insertion of gastric electrodes for electrical stimulation. Journ Laparoscopic Adv Surgical Tech. 2007 Feb;17(1)1-6.

Ali MA, Lacy BE. Esophageal manometry and pH testing: gastroenterologists’ adherence to published guidelines. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2005 Aug;39(7):584-90.


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  • Internal Medicine

    American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

    American Board of Internal Medicine


Fellow of

  • American Gastroenterological Association – Fellow
  • American College of Gastroenterology – Fellow

Hospital Affiliations

  • Sibley Memorial Hospital

Member of

  • William Earl Clark Society (Washington Society of Gastroenterology)