Ashley H. Ali, MD

Ashley H. Ali

Contact Information

  • Office 314-849-0311
  • Fax 314-849-4423
  • After Hours 314-470-8735


Main Location

Signature Orthopedics - South County
12639 Old Tesson Road
Suites 100 and 115
St. Louis, MO 63128
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Other Locations

Signature Orthopedics - Fenton
1011 Bowles Avenue
Suite 100
Fenton, MO 63026

Hospital Affiliations

Mercy Hospital South
SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton
Old Tesson Surgery Center
St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital

Areas of Interest

Hip Arthroscopy, Hip Labral Repairs, Hip Core Decompression, Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI), Hip Labral Tears, Gluteal Tendinitis, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Shoulder Labral Repairs, Shoulder Injuries, Pain in Athletes, SLAP Injuries, Labral Injuries, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Shoulder Dislocations and Instability, Biceps Tendon Injuries, Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery), Elbow Arthroscopy, Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACL), Multi-Ligament Knee Injuries (PCL, LCL, MCL), Knee Arthroscopy, Meniscus Repairs, Meniscus Transplantation, Cartilage Repair, Cartilage Restoration Procedures (Osteochondral Autograft Transfers and Osteochondral Allograft Transplants), Knee Osteotomy, Total Shoulder Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Arthritis Treatments, Cortisone, Viscosupplementation Injections), Anterior Total Hip Replacement


Dr. Ashley Ali is a St. Louis-based board-eligible orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in sports medicine.

As a Division I college basketball player, Dr. Ali understands the importance of getting athletes back on track after an injury. Dr. Ali is the sports medicine doctor at Windsor High School, her alma mater.

"I love working with tools, building/rebuilding things, and I am extremely meticulous," Dr. Ali says. "With orthopedic surgery, you can see the product of your work; if it’s broken—fix it. The most gratifying part of my job, though, is helping patients get back to what they love to do. I am humbled that patients trust me to help them achieve their goals, and I never take that responsibility for granted.”

Dr. Ali accepts all major insurances. For more information go to our Insurance page.


Fellowship: Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas Sports Fellowship
Residency: University of South Florida/Florida Orthopaedic Institute
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Florida Gulf Coast University

Certifications & Organizations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Awards & Honors

Medical School Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society
Medical School Gold Humanism Honor Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Rodney M. Coe Distinction in Community Service Award
MD with Distinction in Research Award
Blaine Markee Outstanding Chief Resident Award


  1. Kuhn KM, Ali A, Boudreau JA, Cannada LK, Watson JT. Antegrade versus retrograde intramedullary nailing of proximal third femur fractures. J Surg Orthop Adv. Winter 2013, 22(4):263-9.
  2. Kuhn KM, Cannada LK, Watson T J, Ali A, Boudreau JA, Mir HR, Bauer JM, Mullis B, Tucker M, Schlatter D. How high can you go: retrograde nailing of proximal femur fractures. J Surg Orthop Adv. Spring 2017;26(1):33-39.
  3. Franklin NA, Ali AH, Hurley RK, Mir HR, Beltran MJ. Outcomes of Early Surgical Intervention in Geriatric Proximal Femur Fractures Among Patients Receiving Direct Oral Anticoagulation. Journal of orthopaedic trauma. 2018 Jun 1 ;32(6):269-73.
  4. Cunningham BP, Ali A; Zaman S, Montalvo R, Reahl B, Rotuno G, Kark J, Bender M, Miller B, Basmajian H, Mclemore R, Shearer D, O'Toole RV, Obremskey WT, Sagi HG.Immediate Weight Bearing as Tolerated (WBAT) Correlates with Decreased Length of Stay Without an Increased Risk of Reoperation post lntramedullary Fixation for Subtrochanteric Fractures, a Multi-Center Retrospective Cohort Study. JOT Submitted. Pending Acceptance
  5. Santoni BG, Diaz M, Stoops K, Lannon S, Ali A, Sanders R. Biomechanical Investigation of Interlocking Lag Screw Design versus Side Plate and Hip Screw in Unstable lntertrochanteric Fractures. Submitted to JOT.
  • Video Transcript

    I'm Dr. Ashley Ali. I'm a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon in sports medicine and I work at Signature Orthopedics.

    With every patient that I treat, I try to treat them just like how I felt when I was a patient prior to going into medical school. So I think a good doctor is somebody that is a teacher; somebody that will go through each and every step with the patient talking about: well what is a meniscus? What is a rotator cuff and what does it do? And I try to explain this so that the patient can understand and make an educated decision along with me. I usually talk with the patient. I discuss what it is and I give them a variety of options that are reasonable and then we come to a decision together.

    I get to help athletes return to their level of competition - whatever level it is. That's my passion. I love treating athletes and helping people just return to the level of activity that they want to be at because I was there before and I know how it is to have an injury and want to be on the court or on the field. So my goal is to get the athlete there back on the field, back on the court as quickly as possible - but safely.

    I think another really important part of being a doctor is actually staying up with the current literature that way I can tell the patient with good certainty, "oh, this is the most recent research on this and this is what we know." So I think that's a really important part of being an orthopedic surgeon to just make sure that you're a lifelong learner.

"I decided to become a physician in my second year of college while watching a documentary about Mother Theresa. She would drive around the desert and find people that were banished from their villages due to leprosy or other medical conditions and take them to a medical facility and heal them. It was amazing to me that medicine could so drastically and positively effect people’s lives. I knew I wanted to be someone that could do that for others as well and immediately changed my major to pre-med."

Ashley Ali, MD