Ali R. Malek, MD, FSNIS

Ali R. Malek, MD, FSNIS

Interventional Neurology

PHONE: 561-882-6214

PHONE: 561-882-6214

Practicing since : 1996
Specialty : Interventional Neurology, Neurology
Tenet Hospital Affiliations : Delray Medical Center, St. Mary's Medical Center
Language(s) : English, Farsi

Education & Certifications

Board Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
Diplomate, American Board of Neurocritical Care
Diplomate, American Board of Vascular Neurology
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
Diplomate, Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training, Society of Neurological Surgeons – Neuroendovascular Neurosurgery


Medical School
American University of the Caribbean, Basic Science Campus: Montserrat, British West Indies

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL – Internal Medicine and Neurology (Neurology Chief Resident)

Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI – Endovascular Neurosurgery
University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL – Vascular and Critical Care Neurology

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Interventional Neurologist, Tenet Florida Physician Services, West Palm Beach, FL, 2008 – Present

Interventional Neurologist, Division Chief Neurology, St. Mary’s Medical Center, West Palm Beach, FL

Director, NeuroInterventional Program and Comprehensive Stroke Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, West Palm Beach, FL

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

Director, Tampa General Hospital, neurosciences ICU, Endovascular Neurosurgery, Vascular & Critical Care Neurology – Interventional Neurology, Tampa, FL

Director of the Tampa General Hospital, University of South Florida Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit, Tampa, FL

Assistant Director of the Tampa General Hospital, University of South Florida, Stroke Comprehensive Stroke Center, Tampa, FL

Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL

Critical Care Transport Physician, University of Alabama Hospital, Tampa, FL

Instructor, Department of Neurology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

University of South Florida: Director of Post Graduate Education, Program Director for Grand Rounds/Continuing Medical Education, 2002 – 2006

USF Continuing Medical Education Committee, 2005 – 2006

USF College of Medicine Research Committee, 2003 – 2006

Tampa General Hospital Co-Chairman – Critical care Committee, 2003 – 2006

TGH P&T Committee, 2004 – 2006

TGH Formaulary Subcommittee, 2005 – 2006

Chairman, LifeLink Advisory Board, 2005 – 2006

Vice President, American Heart Association, Florida/Puerto Rico Affiliate, 2005 – 2006

Vice Chairman, LifeLink Advisory Board, 2004 – 2006

Member, American Heart Association Research Committee, 2005 – 2006

Board Member, LifeLink Ethics Committee, 2004 – 2006

President, Hillsborough County American Heart Association Community Board, 2004 – 2005

Founding Member, West central Florida Stroke Task Force, 2003 – 2006

Board of Directors, American Heart Association, Florida/Puerto Rico Affiliate, 2003 – 2005

Executive Board Member, LifeLink, 2003 – 2005

Executive Board Member, Florida Society of Critical care Medicine, 2005 – 2006

Executive Board Member, Florida Society of Neurology, 2005 – 2006

Co-Chairman, Stroke Scientific Subcommittee, West Central Florida Stroke Task Force, 2005 – 2006

1st Nigeria-Florida Neuroscience Partnership Conference, Localization of Stroke, Stroke Syndromes, Lagos, Nigeria, 2010

1st Nigeria-Florida Neuroscience Partnership Conference, Treatment of ICH and SAH, Lagos, Nigeria, 2010

Annual Portugese Anesthesia Congress: Migraine and Stroke, Vilamoura, Portugal, 2005

Fourth International Congress on Vascular Dementia: Porto, Portugal, 2005

Imitation Behavior is Common in Frontal Acute and Subacute Stroke Frontal and Frontal Subcortical Stroke Lowers Emotional Intelligence

VIIth Congresso nacional de Neurología: Medellín, Colombia, 2005

Dotación y funcionamiento de una UCI neurológicos

Cuidado Crítico del paciente con ACV Agudo

1st North American/European Headache Symposium: Migraine to Stroke, Valencia, Spain, 2003
United States

St. Mary’s Medical Center 1st Annual Neuroscience Symposium: Course Director, Omphoy Resort, Palm Beach, Florida, 2010

Minimally Invasive Neurosurgical Society, Intraprocedural Critical Care Management, Mackinac Island, Michigan, 2010

Grand Rounds, Providence Hospital: Fundamentals of NeuroCritical Care, Southfield, MI, 2007

8th Annual Stroke Management Conference: What’s New in Stroke Management, Miami, FL, 2007

Florida Society of Neurology: Orlando, FL, 2006
 Stroke and Critical care
 Stroke for the Non-Neurologist.

North Broward Grand Rounds: Management of Acute Hemorrhagic Stroke, Miami, FL, 2006

7th Annual Stroke Management Conference, South Miami Hospital, Miami, FL, 2006 – Keynote Speaker

Bay Pines VA Hospital: Acute Stroke Management, St. Petersburg, FL, 2006.

Fundamentals of Neurocritical Care. Trends in Trauma and Critical Care: Navigating the Future of Trauma, St. Petersburg, FL, 2006

Update on Stroke Management; Neurology in the New Millennium, Tampa, FL, 2006

American Associate of Critical Care Nurses Third Annual Critical Trends: Tides of Tampa Bay Seminar: Neurological Critical Care, Tampa FL, 2005

Florida Society of Critical Care Medicine: Update on Stroke Management, Marco Island, FL, 2005

The Age of Neuroscience Program Belleview Biltmore: Key Components of Neuro Critical Care –
The Neuro-Intensivist’s View, Clearwater, FL, 2004

Florida Hospital: Progress in Stroke Care, Clearwater, FL, 2004

Florida Society of Neurology Meeting, Walt Disney World Swan Resort, Orlando, FL, 2004
 Stroke. Advances in Neurology

Stroke. Neurology for the Non Neurologist Course
Sponsored by the Florida Society of Neurology.

Tampa General Hospital: Risk Factors, Signs, and Symptoms of a Stroke, Treatment Options and Initial Emergency Care, Tampa, FL, 2004

2004 Stroke Update Course, Tampa, FL, 2004:
 The Importance of Neurocritical Stroke Care
 Stroke Management Update

Florida Society of Critical Care Medicine: Update in Neuro-Intensive Care, Marco Island, FL, 2003

University at Sea and University of South Florida College of Medicine: CME Neurology Update, Aboard the MS Veendam Alaska Glacier Route, Tampa, FL, 2003 –

Program Coordinator

University of South Florida College of Medicine “Mini-Med School”: Surviving Stroke, Tampa, FL, 2003

Second Annual Academic Winter Retreat. Comprehensive Stroke Center: What is the Role of Coagulation Testing in Stroke Care, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, 2000


Profession of Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Fall 2005 – Stroke Med I Course

Director and Lecturer

Fifth Annual Stroke and Neurointensive Care Winter Retreat Lecture Series: Cerebrovascular Update Hyatt Regency, Feb 2004, Birmingham, AL, 2003 – Course Codirector

Critical Care Transition Program Understanding Brain Death Lectures, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, 2003 – Present

Fourth Annual Stroke and Neurointensive Care Winter Retreat Lecture Series: Birmingham, AL, 2002

Third Annual Stroke and Neurointensive Care Winter Retreat Lecture Series: Is there a way to Oxygenate Very Sick Lungs?, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, 2001

Abstracts & Poster Presentations

59th AAN Meeting: Repair of Vertebral Artery Origin Stenosis Using Stent in Patients Refractory to medical Management, Yahia AM, Cordon V, Whapham J, Malek A, Fessler RD, Boston, MA, 2007

European Stroke Conference: Apathy in Common After Anterior, Subcortical and Subtentorial Strokes Syndromes, Hoffmann M, Malek A, Brussels, Belgium, 2006

2006 American Academy of Neurology: Low Thirty Day Mortality by medical Management in 307 Patients, Malek A, Hoffmann M. Intracranial Hemorrhage, San Diego, CA, 2006

Rotman Research Conference: Frontal and Memory Network Strokes are Associated with Relatively Lower NIH Deficit Scores, Hoffman M, Malek A, Toronto, Canada, 2006

American Neuropsychiatric Conference: Isolated Right Temporal Lobe Stroke Patients Present with Geschwind Gastaut Syndrome, Frontal Network Syndrome and Delusional Misidentification Syndromes, Hoffmann M, Malek A, San Diego, CA, 2006

American Health Association International Stroke Conference: Intracranial Hemorrhage in Young People is Mostly due to Vascular abnormality or Drug Abuse and Mortality Rate is low, Hoffmann M, Malek A. Kissimmee, FL, 2006

American Heart Association International Stroke Conference: Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Improves Acute Intervention in Patients Hospitalized With Ischemic Stroke or TIA? Schwamm L, LaBresh K,Albright D, Frankel M, Katzan I, Malek A, Reeves M, Kasner S, New Orleans, OA, 2005

American Heart Association International Stroke Conference: Does Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Improve Adherence to NINDS Time Targets in Patients Hospitalized With Ischemic Stroke or TIA?, Schwamm L, LaBresh K, Albright D, Frankel M, Katzan I, Malek A, Reeves M, Kasner S, New Orleans, LA, 2005

USF Cardiovascular Initiative Symposium, University of South Florida, Marshall Center: The USF – TGH Stroke Center as an Educational Resource, Malek A, Hoffmann M, Prockop L, Tampa, FL, 2004

Motor Aprosodia due to Isolated Brain Stem Stroke in a Young Woman, Hoffmann M, Malek A, Presented at the: Stroke Center, Department of Neurology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
 National Stroke Association conference, Orlando, FL, 2003

American Heart Association Scientific Abstract: Frontal Network Systems are Impaired in Most Acute and Subacute Young Stroke Patients, Hoffman M, Malek A, Stroke-A-857- AHA, 2003

Too much Lumping in Ischaemic Stroke, A New Classification Hoffmann M, Chichkova R, Mahfoud Z,Malek A, Presented at the:

USA 6th International Conference on Stroke
 3rd Conference of the Mediterranean Stroke Society Monte Carlo, Monaco, 2003

National Veteran Administration’s Meeting – Journey of Change: Quick Subspecialty Consultation by Handheld Pen-Based computers to Cut Medical Costs and Improve Health Care, Malek AR, Davis A, Silver R, Coblio N, McCormick M, Martinez L, Harris W, Baltimore, MD, 1998

21st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Neuroimaging: Root Avulsion Masqueratding as a Dumbbell Tumor on MRI, Chari G, Malek AR, Khoromi S, Murtagh FR. Lumbosacral, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 1998

American Medical Informatics Symposium: Use of Wireless Communication by Handheld Pen-Based Computers to Cut Medical Costs and Improve Health Care, Malek A, Coblio N, McCormick M, Harris W., Baltimore, MD, 1998

American Medical Informatics symposium: Implementation of Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Use of World-Wide-Web Format Connected to Direct Physician Order Entry. Coblio N, McCormick M, Malek A, Harris W, Baltimore, MD, 1997

Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Neurocritical Care
  • Acute Ischemic Stroke and Endovascular Rescue
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Aneurysm

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Academy of Neurology

Charter Member, Neurocritical Care Society

Founding Member, Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology

Member, European Federation of Neurological Societies

Member, World Stroke Organization

Member, International Society of Endovascular Specialists

Member, Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Member, American Academy of Neurological Surgeons

Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine

Member, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

Member, American Society of Neuroimaging

Member, American College of Physicians

Member – Board of Directors, Florida Society of Neurology

Member, Florida Medical Association

Member, American Academy for the Advancement of Science

Member, New York Academy of Science

Senior Fellow, Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery

Honors & Awards

Honors and Awards

  • American Heart Association Silver Service Award – June 2005
  • Neurology Resident Director’s Award, 2006
  • Faculty Teacher of the Year, 2005
  • Physician Clinician Faculty Award – 2004
  • Resident of the Year – 2000
  • Teaching Resident of the Year – 1999
  • Journal Referee, Pharmacology & Toxicology. Volume 86, Number 1, January 2000

Diseases & Conditions

Diseases & Conditions

  • Neurocritical Care
  • Stroke
  • Acute Ischemic Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Aneurysm

Treatments & Procedures

Treatments & Procedures

  • Endovascular Rescue

Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute

901 Village Blvd
Ste 702
West Palm Beach, FL 33409


Location Details

Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

If you believe you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Dr. Ali Malek, Interventional Neurologist, was featured in an interview by ESPN WestPalm

By: Jeremy Marks Peltz | Date: March 5, 2020 | Source: ESPN WestPalm 106.3 FM

Dr. Ali Malek is Interviewed on the Radio During Stroke Awareness Month

By: Palm Beach Perspective | Date: May 17, 2018 | Source: Palm Beach Perspective

Dr. Ali Malek Discusses Stroke Warning Signs in Radio Interview

By: Scott Greenberg | Date: May 15, 2018 | Source: OMG I'm Getting Older and So Is My Mom

Dr. Ali Malek explains during radio interview that aneurysms are common

By: Nolan Murphy | Date: April 26, 2018 | Source: ESPN West Palm 106.3 FM Radio

Dr. Malek | Insights in Intervention – Identifying and Treating Patient with Aneurysm
Dr. Malek | Insights in Intervention – Treating Acute Ischemic Stroke
Dr. Ali Malek and Neuroscience Team Save Stroke Patient
Dr. Malek | Critical Care and Stroke