Nabeel Ali, a medical student at Albany Medical College, has always been passionate about harnessing his training as a biomedical engineer to innovate medical technology for global settings. Inspired by a trip to South Africa, he innovated technology to prevent pressure ulcers in wheelchair bound patients. He further developed a therapeutic device to accelerate wound healing in diabetic patients. Both of these low-cost devices were designed for use in resource-constrained settings. As a result of these endeavors, Nabeel has been invited to speak as a rising entrepreneur at Columbia University in NYC and at Google Headquarters in Boston. Nabeel is also a recipient of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) National Award for Excellence, which was presented at the ISNA convention.
Outside of his global health work, he serves as a Research Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he has invented image-analysis technology to automatically detect high-risk plaque in the coronary arteries. This research has been recognized through a prestigious grant by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), an award from the AOA Medical Honors Society, and has been invited for presentation at several national medical conferences. This work was most recently invited for presentation at the IEEE International Symposium of Biomedical Imaging in Beijing, China. Nabeel holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and is working towards an M.D. with Distinction in Research at Albany Medical College. More can be read in the article below: