Dr. Syed Ali, MD

Dr. Syed Ali, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 70
Dr. Syed Ali, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Wheaton, IL and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from Dow Medical College, Dow University Of Health Sciences in 1972 and specializes in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry.Read his story

1751 S Naperville Rd Ste 207

Wheaton, IL 60189

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Dr. Ali's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ali "Syed I. Ali,M.D. is Clinical Director of DuPage Mental Health Services, Ltd. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. He is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Midwestern University, College of Health Sciences in Downers Grove, Illinois. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has been in private practice of psychiatry for more than 40 years. Dr. Ali is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in Psychiatry. He is an Attending Psychiatrist at Linden Oaks Hospital and Edward Hospital, Naperville, Illinois. He is a Member of the American Psychiatric Association, Illinois Psychiatric Society and the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law. Dr. Ali has been court appointed as an expert in the field of Forensic Psychiatry in more than four hundred cases. He has testified in Cook, Will, Livingston, McHenry, LaSalle and DuPage Counties. He has been court appointed on issues related to insanity defense, fitness to stand trial, custody, divorce proceedings, guardianship and other areas of psychiatry involving legal matters. He has also published and given lectures in this area. Since the time of his Residency in Psychiatry, at Illinois State Psychiatric Institute in Chicago, now affiliated with University of Illinois, Dr. Ali has been involved with clinical research and teaching. He was a Principal Investigator in a study gathering data on Treatment Refractory Depression (TRD) sponsored by Cyberonics, Inc., which produces devices for Vagus Nerve Stimulation. Dr. Ali has given more than two hundred presentations to doctors, pharmacists and others of varied professional background. He has appeared on television shows, and written up in the news media."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ali "My belief is that most human pain and suffering arises from a lack of understanding ourselves and how our brain works. My goal is to educate and assist my patients in gaining an understanding of their illness and the available treatments. My approach is to use medication only when absolutely necessary and that also with proper monitoring. "

2  Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry

1  Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*

16  Conditions Treated

3  Procedures

  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Dow Medical College, Dow University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Augustana Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Cook County Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Illinois State Psych Inst
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ali has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ali's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ali to family and friends
44 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (44)

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Dr. Ali's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

I have been seeing Dr. Ali for 6+ years now and he is always dependable and I recommend him as a Psychiatrist.
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Doctor Ali has been amazing both times that I saw him for postpartum depression. He was very involved in my treatment and very quick to respond. His help led to a fast recovery both times.
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I was/am so helped by Dr. Syed..I came in in a REALLY dark place and feeling hopeless. I had a hard time in the beginning trusting him but continued to follow his advice and wishin weeks was feeling more like myself and less anxious/depressed. I still have a lot to work through but now am feeling...more
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I see Dr Syed Ali and he is just wonderful! His passion and care he puts into each and every one of his patients is truly radiant! He is so kind and respectful. Most of all he actually listened to me when I explained my symptoms. Dr Syed is hands down the best doctor I ever been too.
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Dr. Syed Ali is a great doctor. He is very compassionate and a expert in his field. I was new to his practice and he took me in 1 day later. Was as to diagnose my symptoms right away and get me on the right path for treatment. Very rare to see a doctor these days that is concerned and caring...more
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