Dr. Asra Ali is a practicing dentist and holds a faculty position as an associate professor/clinical faculty member at Midwestern University’s College of Dental Medicine. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, a master’s degree from Purdue University, and a graduate degree from Indiana University’s School of Dentistry. Through her work at the dental school, Dr. Ali has also become more involved in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the university. Her professional success was recognized when she was nominated by her peers to be inducted into the American College of Dentists in 2020.
Dr. Ali is actively involved in community service, having served as a board member at the Mecca Center in Illinois and ISNA, where her leadership roles included serving as the executive secretary of the board, and chairing the steering committee for ISNA’s annual convention. Currently, she dedicates her time to the board of GirlForward, an organization that supports refugee girls in Chicago and Austin. She has also recently been appointed to the national AMHP board where she holds the position of board secretary. Dr Ali’s commitment to humanitarian causes extends to her participation in medical missions and dental relief efforts. In the past, she has been a part of mission trips with IMANA, and locally with CCN and IMAN medical outreach. Her most recent mission was in January 2023 with IAC’s humanitarian mission trip that provided aid to Syrian refugees in Turkey. In recognition of her outstanding contributions, she received the Inspiring Women of the Year award from the Muslim Women’s Alliance in 2016.