Farwa Ali, M.B.B.S.

  1. Neurologist



  1. Rochester, Minnesota




Dr. Ali is a neurologist with special expertise in movement disorders. Dr. Ali's expertise also include the following:

  1. Dr. Ali's research focus is atypical parkinsonian disorders as well as Parkinson's disease.
  2. Complex multidisciplinary diagnosis management of movement disorders such as tremor, dystonia, myoclonus, imbalance and gait disorders.
  3. Multidisciplinary diagnostic assessment of rare movement disorders.
  4. Enhancing patient's understanding of diseases
  5. Facilitating coordination of care with other areas at Mayo as well as advanced therapeutic and rehabilitations based treatments.
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Atypical parkinsonism (Progressive supranuclear palsy)
  • Myoclonus
  • Tremor
  • Dystonia
  • Rare movement disorders
  • Gait disorders
  1. 2018
    FellowMovement Disorders, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2017
    ResidencyAdult Neurology Residency, Department of Neurology
  3. 2014
    InternshipInternal Medicine Internship, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2012
    MBBSAga Khan University Medical College


  1. 2017
    NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    AAN A.B Baker Award in Neurologic EducationAmerican Academy of Neurology
  2. 2019
    Teacher of the Year Neurology Residency Program, Department of Neurology
  3. 2019
    Teacher of the YearMayo Clinic in Rochester
  4. 2017
    Adult Neurology Residency Chief Resident Award
  5. 2016
    American Neurological Association Travel Award
  6. 2015
    American Neurological Association Travel Award
  7. 2012
    Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honors

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - 2023
    Lead PhysicianSocial Media
  2. 2020 - present
    MemberAlzheimer's Association
  3. 2017 - present
    MemberMovement Disorder Society
  4. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  5. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association


Research activities

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