Latisha Ali, M.D.

A Short Biography:

Latisha Katie Ali, MD, is Director of the UCLA TeleStroke Program, Associate Director Vascular Neurology Residency Program and an Associate Professor of Neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Ali attended medical school and completed her neurology residency at Indiana University. She did her medical internship at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Ali completed her Vascular Neurology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. The American Academy of Neurology awarded her a Clinical Research Training Fellowship. Dr. Ali has been was named one of Southern California Rising Stars for the past 3 years. Dr. Ali was elected as a Fellow of the American Heart Association. She was recently awarded the American Heart Association Bugher Foundation Award to further her research in ischemic preconditioning. In addition to serving as an investigator for numerous studies at UCLA, Dr. Ali has authored or co-authored several articles for professional journals. Dr. Ali’s research interests are in telemedicine, ischemic preconditioning and stroke prevention. Dr. Ali holds many leadership positions in national stroke studies and organizations. She is the Co-Chair of the Los Angeles Stroke Society. She is the site principal investigator multiple clinical trials including the NIH funded ERICH trial and BI funded RESPECT-ESUS trial. Dr. Ali is a peer reviewer for the American Stroke Association and a member of the AHA Region III Steering Committee and the California Stroke Registry Committee.

Work Titles
UCLA Associate Professor, Neurology
Education:
Degrees:
M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine
Medical Experience:
Temple University, Internal Medicine
Fellowship:
2005 - 2007 University of California, Los Angeles, Vascular Neurology
Residency:
Indiana University School of Medicine, Neurology
Certifications:
Certifications:
2009 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Vascular Neurology
2007 - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Contact Information:

Fax Number:

310-267-2063

Work Phone Number:

310-794-6379

Mailing Address:

710 Westwood Plaza
RNRC Room 4126
Los Angeles, CA 90095

campus mail code: 176919

RNRC
4126
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Publications:

Sheth Sunil A, Yoo Bryan, Saver Jeffrey L, Starkman Sidney, Ali Latisha K, Kim Doojin, Gonzalez Nestor R, Jahan Reza, Tateshima Satoshi, Duckwiler Gary, Vinuela Fernando, Liebeskind David S, Liebeskind David S   M2 occlusions as targets for endovascular therapy: comprehensive analysis of diffusion/perfusion MRI, angiography, and clinical outcomes Journal of neurointerventional surgery, 2015; 7(7): 478-83.
Shi Zhong-Song, Duckwiler Gary R, Jahan Reza, Tateshima Satoshi, Gonzalez Nestor R, Szeder Viktor, Saver Jeffrey L, Kim Doojin, Ali Latisha K, Starkman Sidney, Vespa Paul M, Salamon Noriko, Villablanca J Pablo, Viñuela Fernando, Feng Lei, Loh Yince, Liebeskind David S   Mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke with cerebral microbleeds Journal of neurointerventional surgery, 2015; 7(7): .
Yu Songlin, Liebeskind David S, Dua Sumit, Wilhalme Holly, Elashoff David, Qiao Xin J, Alger Jeffry R, Sanossian Nerses, Starkman Sidney, Ali Latisha K, Scalzo Fabien, Lou Xin, Yoo Bryan, Saver Jeffrey L, Salamon Noriko, Wang Danny J J, Wang Danny J J   Postischemic hyperperfusion on arterial spin labeled perfusion MRI is linked to hemorrhagic transformation in stroke Journal of cerebral blood flow and metabolism : official journal of the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 2015; 35(4): 630-7.
Sheth Sunil A, Saver Jeffrey L, Starkman Sidney, Grunberg Ileana D, Guzy Judy, Ali Latisha K, Kim Doojin, Gonzalez Nestor R, Jahan Reza, Tateshima Satoshi, Duckwiler Gary, Liebeskind David S   Enrollment bias: frequency and impact on patient selection in endovascular stroke trials Journal of neurointerventional surgery, 2015; 35(4): .
Okawa Masakazu, Tateshima Satoshi, Liebeskind David, Ali Latisha K, Thompson Michael L, Saver Jeffrey, Duckwiler Gary R   Successful recanalization for acute ischemic stroke via the transbrachial approach Journal of neurointerventional surgery, 2014; 35(4): .
Sheth Sunil A, Sanossian Nerses, Hao Qing, Starkman Sidney, Ali Latisha K, Kim Doojin, Gonzalez Nestor R, Tateshima Satoshi, Jahan Reza, Duckwiler Gary R, Saver Jeffrey L, Vinuela Fernando, Liebeskind David S, Liebeskind David S   Collateral flow as causative of good outcomes in endovascular stroke therapy Journal of neurointerventional surgery, 2014; 35(4): .
Woo Daniel, Rosand Jonathan, Kidwell Chelsea, McCauley Jacob L, Osborne Jennifer, Brown Mark W, West Sandra E, Rademacher Eric W, Waddy Salina, Roberts Jamie N, Koch Sebastian, Gonzales Nicole R, Sung Gene, Kittner Steven J, Birnbaum Lee, Frankel Michael, Testai Fernando Daniel, Hall Christiana E, Elkind Mitchell S V, Flaherty Matthew, Coull Bruce, Chong Ji Y, Warwick Tanya, Malkoff Marc, James Michael L, Ali Latisha K, Worrall Bradford B, Jones Floyd, Watson Tiffany, Leonard Anne, Martinez Rebecca, Sacco Ralph I, Langefeld Carl D   The Ethnic/Racial Variations of Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ERICH) study protocol Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation, 2013; 44(10): e120-5.
Fujimoto Motoaki, Tateshima Satoshi, Ali Latisha, Raychev Radoslav, Vinuela Fernando   Direct thrombus aspiration using the Penumbra system for the treatment of pediatric intracranial dissection Journal of neurointerventional surgery, 2012; .
Fujimoto Motoaki, Tateshima Satoshi, Ali Latisha, Raychev Radoslav, Vinuela Fernando   Direct thrombus aspiration using the Penumbra system for the treatment of pediatric intracranial dissection BMJ case reports, 2012; 2012: .
Willey Joshua Z, Ortega-Gutierrez Santiago, Petersen Nils, Khatri Pooja, Ford Andria L, Rost Natalia S, Ali Latisha K, Gonzales Nichole R, Merino Jose G, Meyer Brett C, Marshall Randolph S   Impact of acute ischemic stroke treatment in patients >80 years of age: the specialized program of translational research in acute stroke (SPOTRIAS) consortium experience Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation, 2012; 43(9): 2369-75.
Shi Zhong-Song, Loh Yince, Liebeskind David S, Saver Jeffrey L, Gonzalez Nestor R, Tateshima Satoshi, Jahan Reza, Feng Lei, Vespa Paul M, Starkman Sidney, Salamon Noriko, Villablance J Pablo, Ali Latisha K, Ovbiagele Bruce, Kim Doojin, Viñuela Fernando, Duckwiler Gary R   Leukoaraiosis predicts parenchymal hematoma after mechanical thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation, 2012; 43(7): 1806-11.
Lee Meng, Saver Jeffrey L, Hao Qing, Starkman Sidney, Salamon Noriko, Ali Latisha K, Kim Doojin, Ovbiagele Bruce, Song Sarah, Raychev Radoslav, Abcede Hermelind, Fiaz Rana, Liebeskind David S, Liebeskind David S   Anterior choroidal artery ischaemic patterns predict outcome of carotid occlusion Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry, 2012; 83(6): 586-90.
Lee Meng, Saver Jeffrey L, Alger Jeffry R, Hao Qing, Salamon Noriko, Starkman Sidney, Ali Latisha K, Ovbiagele Bruce, Kim Doojin, Villablanca J Pablo, Froehler Michael T, Tenser Matthew S, Liebeskind David S   Association of laterality and size of perfusion lesions on neurological deficit in acute supratentorial stroke International journal of stroke : official journal of the International Stroke Society, 2012; 7(4): 293-7.
Zhu Liangfu, Liebeskind David S, Jahan Reza, Starkman Sidney, Salamon Noriko, Duckwiler Gary, Vinuela Fernando, Tateshima Satoshi, Gonzalez Nestor, Villablanca Pablo, Ali Latisha K, Kim Doojin, Ovbiagele Bruce, Froehler Michael, Tenser Matthew, Saver Jeffrey L   Thrombus branching and vessel curvature are important determinants of middle cerebral artery trunk recanalization with Merci thrombectomy devices Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation, 2012; 43(3): 787-92.
Lee Meng, Saver Jeffrey L, Alger Jeffry R, Hao Qing, Starkman Sidney, Ali Latisha K, Kim Doojin, Ovbiagele Bruce, Vespa Paul M, Froehler Michael T, Tenser Matthew S, Salamon Noriko, Villablanca J Pablo, Jahan Reza, Duckwiler Gary R, Tateshima Satoshi, Gonzalez Nestor, Vinuela Fernando, Liebeskind David S   Blood-brain barrier permeability derangements in posterior circulation ischemic stroke: frequency and relation to hemorrhagic transformation Journal of the neurological sciences, 2012; 313(1-2): 142-6.
Tarlov Nicholas, Jahan Reza, Saver Jeffrey L, Sayre James W, Ali Latisha K, Kim Doojin, Duckwiler Gary R, Tateshima Satoshi, Viñuela Fernando, Liebeskind David S   Treatment of high risk symptomatic intracranial atherosclerosis with balloon mounted coronary stents and Wingspan stents: single center experience over a 10 year period Journal of neurointerventional surgery, 2012; 4(1): 34-9.
Willey Joshua Z, Khatri Pooja, Khoury Jane C, Merino José G, Ford Andria L, Rost Natalia S, Gonzales Nicole R, Ali Latisha K, Meyer Brett C, Broderick Joseph P   Variability in the Use of Intravenous Thrombolysis for Mild Stroke: Experience Across the SPOTRIAS Network Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association, 2011; 4(1): .
Sanossian Nerses, Ovbiagele Bruce, Saver Jeffrey L, Alger Jeffry R, Starkman Sidney, Kim Doojin, Ohanian Arbi G, Buck Brian H, Ali Latisha K, Duckwiler Gary R, Jahan Reza, Viñuela Fernando, Liebeskind David S   Leukoaraiosis and collaterals in acute ischemic stroke Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging, 2011; 21(3): 232-5.
Ovbiagele Bruce, Liebeskind David S, Kim Doojin, Ali Latisha K, Pineda Sandra, Saver Jeffrey L   Prognostic value of Framingham Cardiovascular Risk Score in hospitalized stroke patients Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association, 2011; 20(3): 222-6.
Hong Keun-Sik, Ali Latisha K, Selco Scott L, Fonarow Gregg C, Saver Jeffrey L   Weighting components of composite end points in clinical trials: an approach using disability-adjusted life-years Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation, 2011; 42(6): 1722-9.
Liebeskind David S, Sanossian Nerses, Yong William H, Starkman Sidney, Tsang Michael P, Moya Antonio L, Zheng David D, Abolian Anna M, Kim Doojin, Ali Latisha K, Shah Samir H, Towfighi Amytis, Ovbiagele Bruce, Kidwell Chelsea S, Tateshima Satoshi, Jahan Reza, Duckwiler Gary R, Viñuela Fernando, Salamon Noriko, Villablanca J Pablo, Vinters Harry V, Marder Victor J, Saver Jeffrey L   CT and MRI early vessel signs reflect clot composition in acute stroke Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation, 2011; 42(5): 1237-43.
Ali Latisha K, Saver Jeffrey L, Liebeskind David S, Pineda Sandra, Ovbiagele Bruce   Influence of height on the clinical characteristics and prognosis of patients with ischemic stroke The neurologist, 2011; 17(1): 21-3.
Shi Zhong-Song, Liebeskind David S, Loh Yince, Saver Jeffrey L, Starkman Sidney, Vespa Paul M, Gonzalez Nestor R, Tateshima Satoshi, Jahan Reza, Feng Lei, Miller Chad, Ali Latisha K, Ovbiagele Bruce, Kim Doojin, Duckwiler Gary R, Viñuela Fernando, Viñuela Fernando   Predictors of subarachnoid hemorrhage in acute ischemic stroke with endovascular therapy Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation, 2010; 41(12): 2775-81.
Lee Soo Joo, Saver Jeffrey L, Liebeskind David S, Ali Latisha, Ovbiagele Bruce, Kim Doojin, Vespa Paul, Froehler Michael, Tenser Matthew, Gadhia Jignesh, Starkman Sidney   Safety of intravenous fibrinolysis in imaging-confirmed single penetrator artery infarcts Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation, 2010; 41(11): 2587-91.
Gadhia Jigneshkumar, Starkman Sidney, Ovbiagele Bruce, Ali Latisha, Liebeskind David, Saver Jeffrey L   Assessment and improvement of figures to visually convey benefit and risk of stroke thrombolysis Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation, 2010; 41(2): 300-6.
Restrepo Lucas, Bang Oh Young, Ovbiagele Bruce, Ali Latisha, Kim Doojin, Liebeskind David S, Starkman Sidney, Vinuela Fernando, Duckwiler Gary R, Jahan Reza, Saver Jeffrey L   Impact of hyperlipidemia and statins on ischemic stroke outcomes after intra-arterial fibrinolysis and percutaneous mechanical embolectomy Cerebrovascular diseases (Basel, Switzerland), 2009; 28(4): 384-90.
Ovbiagele Bruce, Sanossian Nerses, Liebeskind David S, Kim Doojin, Ali Latisha K, Pineda Sandra, Saver Jeffrey L   Indices of kidney dysfunction and discharge outcomes in hospitalized stroke patients without known renal disease Cerebrovascular diseases (Basel, Switzerland), 2009; 28(6): 582-8.
Ovbiagele Bruce, Liebeskind David S, Kim Doojin, Ali Latisha K, Pineda Sandra, Saver Jeffrey L   Optimizing screening and management of asymptomatic coronary artery disease in patients with stroke and patients with transient ischemic attack Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation, 2009; 40(10): 3407-9.
Sanossian Nerses, Starkman Sidney, Liebeskind David S, Ali Latisha K, Restrepo Lucas, Hamilton Scott, Conwit Robin, Saver Jeffrey L, Saver Jeffrey L   Simultaneous ring voice-over-Internet phone system enables rapid physician elicitation of explicit informed consent in prehospital stroke treatment trials Cerebrovascular diseases (Basel, Switzerland), 2009; 28(6): 539-44.
Ovbiagele Bruce, McNair Norma, Pineda Sandra, Liebeskind David S, Ali Latisha K, Saver Jeffrey L   A care pathway to boost influenza vaccination rates among inpatients with acute ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association, 2009; 18(1): 38-40.
Nazliel Bijen, Starkman Sidney, Liebeskind David S, Ovbiagele Bruce, Kim Doojin, Sanossian Nerses, Ali Latisha, Buck Brian, Villablanca Pablo, Vinuela Fernando, Duckwiler Gary, Jahan Reza, Saver Jeffrey L   A brief prehospital stroke severity scale identifies ischemic stroke patients harboring persisting large arterial occlusions Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation, 2008; 39(8): 2264-7.
Pineda Sandra, Bang Oh Young, Saver Jeffrey L, Starkman Sidney, Yun Susan W, Liebeskind David S, Kim Doojin, Ali Latisha K, Shah Samir H, Ovbiagele Bruce   Association of serum bilirubin with ischemic stroke outcomes Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association, 2008; 17(3): 147-52.
Buck Brian H, Liebeskind David S, Saver Jeffrey L, Bang Oh Young, Yun Susan W, Starkman Sidney, Ali Latisha K, Kim Doojin, Villablanca J Pablo, Salamon Noriko, Razinia Tannaz, Ovbiagele Bruce   Early neutrophilia is associated with volume of ischemic tissue in acute stroke Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation, 2008; 39(2): 355-60.
Ovbiagele Bruce, Buck Brian H, Liebeskind David S, Starkman Sidney, Bang Oh Young, Ali Latisha K, Villablanca J Pablo, Salamon Noriko, Yun Susan W, Pineda Sandra, Saver Jeffrey L   Prior antiplatelet use and infarct volume in ischemic stroke Journal of the neurological sciences, 2008; 264(1-2): 140-4.
Ali Latisha K, Avidan Alon Y   Sleep-disordered breathing and stroke Reviews in neurological diseases, 2008; 5(4): 191-8.
Buck Brian H, Liebeskind David S, Saver Jeffrey L, Bang Oh Young, Starkman Sidney, Ali Latisha K, Kim Doojin, Villablanca J Pablo, Salamon Noriko, Yun Susan W, Razinia Tannaz, Ovbiagele Bruce   Association of higher serum calcium levels with smaller infarct volumes in acute ischemic stroke Archives of neurology, 2007; 64(9): 1287-91.
Bang Oh Young, Buck Brian H, Saver Jeffrey L, Alger Jeffry R, Yoon Sa Rah, Starkman Sidney, Ovbiagele Bruce, Kim Doojin, Ali Latisha K, Sanossian Nerses, Jahan Reza, Duckwiler Gary R, Viñuela Fernando, Salamon Noriko, Villablanca J Pablo, Liebeskind David S   Prediction of hemorrhagic transformation after recanalization therapy using T2*-permeability magnetic resonance imaging Annals of neurology, 2007; 62(2): 170-6.
Ali Latisha K, Saver Jeffrey L   The ischemic stroke patient who worsens: new assessment and management approaches Reviews in neurological diseases, 2007; 4(2): 85-91.
Viehman J Alex, Saver Jeffrey L, Liebeskind David S, Starkman Sidney, Ali Latisha K, Buck Brian, Razinia Tannaz, Ovbiagele Bruce   Utility of urinalysis in discriminating cardioembolic stroke mechanism Archives of neurology, 2007; 64(5): 667-70.
Razinia Tannaz, Saver Jeffrey L, Liebeskind David S, Ali Latisha K, Buck Brian, Ovbiagele Bruce   Body mass index and hospital discharge outcomes after ischemic stroke Archives of neurology, 2007; 64(3): 388-91.
Ali Latisha, Roos Karen L   Antibacterial therapy of neurosyphilis: lack of impact of new therapies CNS drugs, 2002; 16(12): 799-802.

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