M. 'Ali' Mumtaz, MD is a board-certified congenital heart surgeon. At age five he fell in love with babies at the birth of his brother. In 2001, he took this love of babies to a new career height when he joined Dr. Roger Mee, a pioneer of modern congenital cardiac surgery at Cleveland Clinic. Since then, he has worked as a clinical leader at East Virginia Medical School, Baylor College of Medicine and Tahir Heart Institute in Pakistan, before joining the Wolfson Children’s Hospital team. His areas of interest include international cardiac surgery and neonatal cardiac surgery.
- Pediatric Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon
- General Surgeon
- Congenital Cardiac Surgeon
- Thoracic Surgeon
American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Congenital Cardiac Surgery)
American Board of Surgery (Surgery)
American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery)
From the doctor
I have been a heart surgeon for over two decades and absolutely love sunny Florida. My wife and I are ‘empty nesters’ and spend our time between work and visiting our three children who are spread all over the globe. I am originally from Pakistan so I often visit the Tahir Heart Institute a charitable foundation hospital in central Punjab, Pakistan, where I do congenital Cardiac Surgery on a regular basis.
I always felt that as a surgeon, one rides on the parents’ trust. Some of my most difficult cases have turned into joyful successes, thanks to the prayers, trust and relationship with the parents. It is this mutual trust and respect that makes my job so gratifying. I have encouraged parents to this partnership, educating them in the pathology and the care of our ‘mutual’ child