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Ali Mashadi

Ali H Mashadi

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
231 Pillsbury Drive S.E.
Minneapolis, MN  
United States
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My name is Ali Mashadi. I am currently a senior undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, on track to graduate in May 2023 with a B.A. in Human Physiology and a minor in Urdu. I have aspirations to pursue medical school once I have completed my undergraduate degree, with a special interest in cardiac surgery as a future specialty. I have also grown a desire to pursue an academic professional career engaging in both clinical and research work in the future.


I have engaged in both Basic Science and Clinical/outcomes research as an undergrad. I began with basic science research working with Dr. DeWayne Townsend, DVM, Ph.D. from 2019 to 2021. In his lab, we studied the cardiac effects of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Following this, I began working on clinical/outcomes research work with  Dr. Sameh Said, M.B.B.Ch, M.D., FACC, FACS. Thus far we have worked on several projects, and I look forward to continuing our work together.


Asides from research, I have been involved in several student organizations at the University of Minnesota. I am the founder, and inaugural president, of a group called Multipotentialites in Medicine (MinM’s) which is a Pre-Health Student Organization focusing on informing and teaching undergraduate students about the multi-disciplinary aspects of medical practice (ex: Research, Policy, Administration, etc). This group is advised by Dr. Eric Wise, MD, MA. Additionally, I currently serve as the President of the Pakistani Student Association (PSA) which is a cultural student group with the hope to display Pakistani culture to the University and general Minnesota populations. 


Mashadi AH, Narasimhan SL, Said SM. Cor triatriatum sinister: Long-term surgical outcomes in children and a proposal for a new classification. J Card Surg. 2022 Nov 2. doi: 10.1111/jocs.17032. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36321701.