Asif Ali, D.O.
Mark T. Malone, M.D., is a Board Certified pain specialist and a native Texan. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and went on to attend the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Malone attended Baylor College of Medicine for residency and training in anesthesiology, and then completed a pain management fellowship at Texas Orthopedic Hospital in 1998. Prior to founding Advanced Pain Care in 2002, Dr. Malone was a member of an Austin-based group practice for twelve years, and a clinical instructor at Baylor College of Medicine for six years. He is double board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology, with a sub-specialty in pain management; this is the only board certification for pain management endorsed by the American Board of Medical Specialties. In 2017 Dr. Malone was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care at UT Dell Medical School. <br> Dr. Malone is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the International Spinal Intervention Society, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and the Travis County Medical Society. He has successfully treated thousands of patients suffering from acute and chronic pain. He and his wife, Tracy, live in Austin with their three children. In his spare time, he enjoys water-skiing, cycling, and travel.
Dr. Ali, who is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, earned his undergraduate degree at Baylor University in Waco, TX and subsequent Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences. At the Texas Tech University Medical Center, he completed a residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in pain medicine mentored by a world-renowned pain specialist, Dr. Miles Day.
Under the tutelage of Dr. Day, Dr. Ali honed his ability to tailor treatment plans to individuals. This is crucial because, although some patients may have similar issues, the circumstances around every patient’s life will vary. As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Ali takes a whole-body approach to treatment and care. Emphasis is placed on facilitating the body’s natural ability to heal. Thus, it is only natural that a patient’s environment, lifestyle, and tendencies be taken into account when determining the best course of action.
Dr. Ali emphasizes physical therapy and psychological aspects of pain in designing a treatment plan. These two aspects compliment his expert management of pain medicine and interventional therapy. Interventional therapy includes everything from epidural steroids to selected nerve ablation to spinal cord stimulation. Spinal cord stimulation is a highly effective therapy using a technology similar to noise cancellation headphones. We can literally block pain signals from reaching the brain.
In his free time, Dr. Ali enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and what little time remains is usually spent running baseline cuts and slip-screens on the basketball court or reading the works of Mitch Albom.