Suleiman Ali,MD, MPH


Interventional Pulmonologist

Ali Suleiman

My goal is to provide my patients dedicated cancer care to fight cancer and improve quality of life.

City of Hope Phoenix
14200 West Celebrate Life Way
Goodyear, AZ 85338
Interventional Pulmonology
Medical school:

Aleppo University Medical School, Syria


Internal Medicine - New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC


Critical Care Medicine - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Pulmonology - Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Interventional Pulmonology - Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Advanced degrees:

Master of Public Health, Health Administration - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC


Interventional Pulmonary – American Association for Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology

About Me

Dr. Suleiman Ali joined City of Hope Phoenix in February 2019. As an interventional pulmonologist, Dr. Ali focuses on easing his patients’ concerns about procedures, answering any questions they may have and providing compassionate care.

“I try my best to help patients feel comfortable about their procedures,” says Dr. Ali, “I take as much time as necessary to talk to my patients and reassure them about their treatment and recovery.”

At City of Hope, Dr. Ali works in the Lung Cancer Center as part of a multidisciplinary team. He focuses on the screening, diagnosis and staging of lung cancers, as well as managing malignant airway obstructions. Dr. Ali uses using minimally invasive endoscopic techniques to diagnose and treat lung, tracheal and thoracic conditions.

“My main goal at City of Hope is helping my patients breathe better,” says Dr. Ali. “Using interventional pulmonary procedures, patients experience results with less trauma, faster recovery and reduced risk for complications than traditional surgery.”

Patients may experience an obstructed or narrowed airway because of a tumor, scarring from long-term intubation, or side effects of chemotherapy or radiation. The advanced treatments offered at City of Hope are designed to provide fast results, opening the airway immediately, without waiting for chemotherapy or radiation to reduce the size of the tumors. To alleviate airway obstruction, Dr. Ali uses a variety of procedures including argon plasma coagulation, cryotherapy, balloon bronchoplasty, airway stents and photodynamic therapy, among others.

Dr. Ali earned a medical degree from Aleppo University Medical School in Syria in 1998. He then came to the United States to complete an internal medicine residency and serve as chief resident at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina. Dr. Ali then completed a Master of Public Health degree in health administration at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He went on to complete a fellowship in critical care medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Ali also finished a fellowship in pulmonology from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. He then completed a fellowship in interventional pulmonology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Outside of City of Hope, Dr. Ali enjoys spending time with his friends and he is very close with his family. He devotes a lot of his time to his four young sons who keep him very busy.

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