Dr. Ali Sanai

Dr. Sanai is a firm believer that physical and emotional well-being is essential.  Feeling good is a very real, very basic human need, often overlooked in our busy lives.
Dr. Sanai’s approach to medicine is shaped by the belief that medicine needs to be looked at holistically.

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“Our health is our most valuable asset in life.  We need to cherish it and preserve it. I am determined to do all I can to help my patients get healthy and stay healthy.”   Dr. Sanai

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Passion for helping his patients be healthy

A board-certified internist, Dr. Sanai has been practicing medicine for over 28 years in Maryland, and most recently serving patients from the greater Washington D.C. area.  As an Internist, Dr. Sanai specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. He is focused on providing comprehensive care and promoting overall well-being.  Internal medicine is more than just a specialty for Dr. Sanai, it is his passion. He is devoted to helping his patients achieve a healthier life.

Experience and education

Dr. Sanai graduated with his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean in 1988. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Franklin Square Hospital Center in 1993, where he was also a Chief Resident, and later accepted a part-time faculty position for the Internal Medicine Residency Program, a position he held for nearly two decades, while also serving patients in his private practice.

Expertise and Care acknowledgement

Among his various accolades, Dr. Sanai has been the recipient of many awards, including Maryland Top Doctor (2023), Bethesda Top Doctors (2021), Top Internists (2021), The Patients’ Choice Award (2018), On-Time Doctor Award (2018), and Compassionate Doctor Recognition (multiple years).

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Get to know Dr. Sanai

On a more personal note, Dr. Sanai is happily married and has 3 children. In his free time, he likes to exercise and play tennis.

Why did you become a doctor?

At the age of 8, sometimes I would go to my dad’s office and I was so proud of him and the way he took care of his patients with compassion and empathy.  He was more than their physician, he was their partner on their healthcare journey.  I knew back then that I wanted to be a doctor.

Who inspired you?

My dad.  He passed away in 2016.  He was an endocrinologist. I learned what it meant to be passionate about your job and what you do.

Tell us one thing that people probably don’t know about you?

I am an avid Manchester United fan.  Having gone to boarding school in England, I started watching the English Premier League and became a Man U fan.  All these years later, my love for the red devils hasn’t faded a bit!

What are you proud of?

My three kids.  They inspire me every day.  They make me proud, give me joy, and continuously keep me on my toes.

What’s on your bucket list?

Spend a couple of months touring Australia and New Zealand, explore the Far East, and drive cross-country with my family.

What advice do you always give your patients?

Live a life of moderation and always strive for a happy medium.

What’s on your playlist?

80’s and 90’s music… Can’t keep up with the music my kids listen to!

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