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Preetha Ali, MD

Board Certified Colorectal Surgeon in Baltimore, MD

Preetha Ali, MD


Preetha Ali, MD, FACS, FASCRS is a highly skilled, board-certified general and colorectal surgeon. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the colon and rectum, including common complaints such as hemorrhoids, anal fissures or fistulas to more complex conditions such as colorectal cancer and pelvic floor dysfunction. In every case, Dr. Ali aims to help patients with the least invasive, most effective treatment method available within national standards and guidelines.

Dr. Ali’s philosophy of practice is rooted in empathy. She profoundly believes that creating an environment that enables patients to be fully heard is the most effective path to quality health outcomes.This might mean taking the extra steps necessary to help a patient feel comfortable through an embarrassing hemorrhoid exam. Or spending the time to educate a patient on treatment options so they leave feeling empowered to make the decision best for themselves and their family. Dr. Ali intends to not only be your guide toward better health, but also your advocate.


Dr. Ali received her BA in Chemistry from University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated magna cum laude. She received her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (2008). Dr. Ali trained in general surgery at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, CT (2013) and went on to complete a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA (2014). She is double board-certified in general and colon and rectal surgery.

Get to Know Her

On a personal level, Dr. Ali has been married for nearly 10 years and is blessed with 3 beautiful young children that are her whole heart. Outside of work and keeping up with three kids under 6 years old, she loves to lose herself in a good book or indulge in a few episodes of a telenovela. You might find her shopping for local furnishings as she takes immense joy in balancing form versus function and is convinced she was an interior designer in a previous life. Dr. Ali is a proud Maryland native, and extremely happy and honored to be giving back to the community that gave her so much.