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Stefanie A. Ali, MD

Business Address:

Pinnacle Dermatology, S.C.
1124 Essington Road
Joliet, Illinois 60435
Phone: (815) 744-8554
Fax: 815-744-3969

20646 Abbey Woods Court North, Suite 104
Frankfort, Illinois 60423
Phone: (815) 744-8554


2004-2008 Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Maywood, Illinois
Doctor of Medicine
2000-2004 Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, California Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, Biology - cum laude
Minor, Women and Gender Studies

Postgraduate Training:

2014-2015 Indiana University
Dermatopathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology
Indianapolis, Indiana
2011-2014 Eastern Virginia Medical School
Dermatology Residency
Department of Dermatology
Norfolk, Virginia
2009-2011 Eastern Virginia Medical School / Virginia Clinical Research, Inc.
Dermatology Clinical Research Fellowship
Norfolk, Virginia
2008-2009 Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
Internship, Preliminary Medicine
Milwaukee, Wisconsin


USMLE Step 1, 2 and 3: Passed
American Board of Dermatology Certifying Exam
Taken on 7/14/14, result pending


Medical licensing board of Indian, license 01073875A, Active

Professional Experience

2013 ASDS Dermatologic Surgery Preceptorship Grant Recipient
Preceptor: Caroline Jacob, MD
Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology
Chicago, IL
Completed September 2013
2009-2011 Disability Evaluations and Physical Exams
Med Plus Disability Evaluations, Inc.


The National Psoriasis Foundation Medical dermatology Fellowship Program, 2010 Award Recipient
One of tweleve dermatology residents nationwide to receive a $40,000 grant to study medical dermatology; nominated by Dr. David Pariser to perform clinical research for treatments of psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, sarcoidosis and acne.

Honors Graduate
Honors program in Bioethics and Professionalism Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine; Maywood, Illinois.

Dean's Scholar
Santa Clara University; Santa Clara, California.


Paul J, Foss CE, Hirano SA, Cunngham TD, Pariser DM. An open-label pilot study of apremilast for the treatment of moderate to severe lichen planus: a case series. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013;68(2):255-61.

Paul J, Sbicca JA, Hirano SA, Mushti S, Pariser RJ. Changing Age Distribution of Melanoma Patients: A 22-Year, Single-Site Perspective. South Med J. 2013;106(12):667-72.

Pariser RJ, Paul J, Hirano SA, Torosky C, Smith M. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of adalimumab in the treatment of cutaneous sarcoidosis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013;68(5):756-73.

Hirano SA, Torosky CM. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans arising at a Rho(D) immune globulin injection site. Cutis. 2012;90(5):233-4.

Hirano SA, Murray SB, Harvey VM. Reporting, representation, and subgroup analysis of race and ethnicity in published clinical trials of atopic dermatitis in the United States between 2000 and 2009. Pediatr Dermatol. 2012;29(6);749-55.

Hirano SA, Mason AR, Salkey K, Williams JV, Pariser DM. Light microsopic hair shaft analysis in ectodermal dysplasia syndromes. Pediatr Dermatol. 2012 Jul;29(4):414-20.

Hirano SA, Harvey V. From progressive symmetric erythrokeratoderma to erythrokeratoderma variabilis progressive. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011;64(5):e81-2.

Chaudhry A, Hirano SA, Torosky C. Fatal rhino-orbito-cerbral mucormycosis in a patient with liver disease: a case report and discussion. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011;65(!):241-3.

Mason A, Hirano SA, Harvey V. The co-occurrence of neurofibromatosis type I and nail-atella syndrome in a 5-generation pedigree. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011:65(4):873-5.

Hirano SA, Mason AR, Harvey VM, Hood AF. Erythema multiforme-like bullous pemphigoid associated with furosemide. J Clin Exp Dermatol Res. 2011;2:123.

Hirano SA, Mason AR, Warthan MM, Pariser RJ. Mondor's disease in a patient with psoriasis treated with an Anti-Interleukin-12/Interleukin-23 investigational drug. Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(9):1049-1050.

Cole J, Warthan M, Hirano SA, Gowen CW, Williams J. Scurvy in a 10-year-old boy. Pediatr Dermatol. 2011;28(4):444-6.

Gomez CR, Hirano SA, Cutro BT et al. Advanced age exacerbates the pulmonary inflammatory response after lipopolysaccharide exposure. Crit Care Med. 2007;35(1):246-251.


An Open-Label, Nonrandomized Study of Facial Rejuvention for Fine Line Wrinkles using either Red Light or Blue Light After Topical Application of an Ester of Aminolevulinic Acid (Allumera)
A single center study designed to characterize the safety and efficacy of Allumera cream application, followed by use of either a red light or blue light device for the cosmetic treatment of facial fines and wrinkles.
This project is a collaboration with Dr. David Pariser. I drafted the study protocol, secured grant funding as well approval by the local IRB. The study is completed and the data is currently being analyzed.

Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of BOTOX (Onabotulinum Toxin Type A) Purified Neurotoxin Complex for Treatment of Hailey-Hailey Disease.
This ia a 12 week randomized, single center, cross-over study to evaluate the saftey, efficacy, and outcome of Onabotulinum for treatment in individuals age 12 and up with the diagnosis of Hailey-Hailey Disease.
The project is a collaboration with Dr. David Pariser. I completed the protocol and secured IRB approval. Due to funding issues this project has not been initiated.

A Microscopic Analysis of Scalp Hair in Patients with Ectodermal Dysplasia
This ongoing study is designed to analyze the scalp hair of patients with various forms of ectodermal dysplasia. Scalp hair was collected by myself and another colleague from 64 affected individuals in the hope to microscopically investigate the well-documented clinical characteristics of these patients. The light microscopic evaluation is complete, and the samples are currently being analyzed under scanning electro microscopy. I assisted in securing grant funding for the project. The light microscopic data has been published in the Journal of Pediatric Dermatology.
This work is a collaboration with Dr. David Pariser, Dr. Kimberly Salker, Dr. Judith Williams, and Dr. Ashley Mason of the Department of Dermatology at Eastern Virginia Medical School; additional collaboration with Dr. Elaine Siegfried from the Department of Dermatology at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

Clinical Research Trials
I completed a 2-year Clinical Research Fellowship at Eastern Virginia Medical School/Virginia Clincal Research, Inc. with Dr. David Pariser. I was involved in research trials for a variety of dermatologic conditions including hidradenitis suppurativa, cutaneous sarcoidosis, acne, psoriasis, actinic keratosis, seborrheic dermatitis, epidermolysis bullosa, and chronic hand eczema.
Mentor: Dr. David Pariser; former President o fthe American Academy of Dermatology, Professor, Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Dermatology, Senior physician at Pariser Dermatology Specialists.
July 2009 - June 2011


Hirano-Ali SA, Mason AR, Sorrells T, et al. Poster: Scanning Electron Microscopic Hair Shaft Analysis in Ectodermal Dysplasia Syndromes. South Eastern Consortium for Dermatology; October 2013.
Second Place Award Winner

Holloway B, Hirano-Ali S, Dobratz EJ, Salkey KS. Poster: Successful Multimodality Treatment of Trigeminal Trophic Syndrome. South Eastern Consortium for Dermatology; October 2013.

Sandhu SK, Heffernan-Stroud LA, Hirano-Ali SA, Moore CA, and Hood AF. Poster: Syringotropic CTCL Masquerading as Livedoid Vasculopathy. South Eastern Consortium for Dermatology; October 2013.

Wymer D, Hirano-Ali S, Hood A, Salkey K. Poster: Toxic epidermal necrolysis-like acute cutaneous lupus erythematosus: a potentially fatal clinical mimicker. 3rd Annual Hampton University Skin of Color Research Institute Symposium; October 2013.

Hirano SA, Murray S, Harvey VM. Poster: Reporting, representation, and sub-group analysis of race and ethnicity in published clinical trials of atopic dermatitis. Annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, oral presentation; March 2012. Poster reference number 5551.

Hirano SA, Murray S, Harvey VM. Poster: Reporting, representation, and sub-group analysis of race and ethnicity in published clinical trials of atopic dermatitis. 2nd Annual Hampton University Skin of Color Research Institute Symposium; October 2011.

Hirano SA, Mason AR, Saxena VS, Pariser DM. Poster: Unilateral leg lymphedema associated with sirolimus. South Eastern Consortium for Dermatology; October 2011.

Hirano SA, Mason AR, Harvey VM, Hood AF. Poster: Erythema multiforme-like bullous pemphigoid associated with furosemide and celiac sprue. Southeastern Consortium for Dermatology; October 2009.

Activities and Leadership

Chief Resident 2013-2014
Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Dermatology

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Resident Liaison, 2012-2014

Honors Program in Bioethics and Professionalism, 2005-2008

Volunteer Service

Junior League of Norfolk - Virginia Beach
Non-profit organization of women, committed to promoting volunteerism and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Community Health Clinic
Non-profit program dedicated to providing quality healthcare to the underserved populations of Chicago; 2004-2006

International Immersion Experience, El Progresso, Honduras Medical school program which entailed travel to povery-stricken neighborhoods of Honduras where we provided medical care and supplies; July 2005

Progressional/Academic Affliations

American Academy of Dermatology, resident/fellow member

American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, resident/fellow member


Acrylic and multi-media painting


Running Cross-Fit, and playing sports including tennis and sand/flag football

Enjoying time with my family, especially our newborn daughter


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Our Locations

Our multi-center practice offers the highest quality of care in our convenient locations throughout the southwest suburbs of Chicago.

1Joliet Pinnacle Dermatology
1124 Essington Road
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 744-8554
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
2Lombard Pinnacle Dermatology
2500 S Highland Ave #320
Lombard, IL 60148
(815) 744-8554
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
3Bourbonnais Pinnacle Dermatology
595 William R Latham Senior Dr
Bourbonnais, IL 60914 (815) 744-8554

8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
4Frankfort Pinnacle Dermatology
20646 Abbey Woods Court North #104
Frankfort, IL 60423 (815) 744-8554

8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
5Ottawa Pinnacle Dermatology
123 W Michigan St.
Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 744-8554

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday:
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Tuesday: Closed

6Valparaiso Pinnacle Dermatology
3501 Enterprise Ave
Valparaiso, IN 46383 (219) 242-8415

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: Closed