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Syed Osman Ali, MD

Syed Osman Ali, MD

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To schedule an appointment with Syed Osman Ali please call 701-780-6054 or use our online form.




  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Thoracic Oncology
  • Thoracic Surgery


Medical Education

Aga Khan University, Aga Khan Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, Medical Degree


University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut, General Surgery Residency


Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Fellow
Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, Thoracic Oncology Fellowship
Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Fellowship


  • Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery
  • Board Certified in Cardiothoracic Surgery by the American Board of Surgery

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of UND Medical School


Syed Osman Ali, MD, is a cardiovascular, esophageal and thoracic surgeon at Altru Health System specializing in cardiothoracic surgery, esophageal, heart and lung surgery, and minimally invasive thoracic surgery. In his free time, Dr. Ali enjoys playing tennis and piano, reading, golfing, mudding, fishing and traveling.

Philosophy Of Medicine

“Health issues can range from simple to complex. Our goal is to lay out a roadmap for patients, including surgery and post-op care, so we can get them back to enjoying what they love most in life.”

Special Practices and Procedures

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Esophagus:
    • Acid Reflux Surgery
    • Hiatal Hernia Surgery
    • Esophageal Cancer Surgery
  • Heart:
    • Valve Repair and Replacement
    • Coronary Artery Disease Bypass
    • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Lung and Chest Wall Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

Office Information


  • Altru Hospital
    1200 S. Columbia Rd.
    Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201
    • Main: 701-780-5000
    • Alternate: 800-732-4277