Dr Ali Mirjalili

MD, PhD, PGDipSurg, PGCertCPU, PGDipSci

Research | Current

Imaging studies (using plain radiographs, MRI and three-dimensional CT modeling) to analyze anatomical structures in children and adults, and studies to investigate the functional impact of the extensive exercise on the hip, knee and ankle joints.

Teaching | Current

Course director:

MEDSCI 742- Anatomy for Medical Imaging

MBCHB 321- Special Senses


Director of BMedSc (Hons) programme

Areas of expertise

Clinical, surgical and radiologic anatomy

- The employment of modern imaging techniques (ultrasound, MRI and CT-scan) to progress our understanding of the limitations of surgical and clinical anatomy related to medical procedures.

- Utilising modern imaging techniques in combination with macro-dissection, micro-dissection, micro-CT and histological analysis to further our understanding of the limitations of modern imaging techniques.

Paediatric anatomy

- Investigating applied anatomy of the growing human (neonates, infants and adolescents) to discover their unique and clinically relevent differences.

Computational biomechanics (soft tissue and bone)

- The employment of modern imaging techniques, histology and E12 slices to understand the biomechanics of the foot.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • O'Hagan LA, Windsor, J. A., Phillips, A. R. J., Itkin, M., Russell, P. S., & Mirjalili, S. A. (2020). Anatomy of the lymphovenous valve of the thoracic duct in humans. Journal of anatomy, 236 (6), 1146-1153. 10.1111/joa.13167
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Anthony Phillips, John Windsor
  • Mills, N., Lydon, A.-M., Davies-Payne, D., Keesing, M., Geddes, D. T., & Mirjalili, S. A. (2020). Imaging the breastfeeding swallow: Pilot study utilizing real‐time MRI. Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology10.1002/lio2.397
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/51943
  • Humphries, A., Thompson, J. M. D., Stone, P., & Mirjalili, S. A. (2020). The effect of positioning on maternal anatomy and hemodynamics during late pregnancy. Clinical anatomy (New York, N.Y.)10.1002/ca.23614
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Thompson
  • Goyal, R., Aggarwal, A., Gupta, T., Gulati, A., Jaggi, S., Mirjalili, S. A., & Sahni, D. (2020). Reappraisal of the classical abdominal anatomical landmarks using in vivo computerized tomography imaging. Surgical and radiologic anatomy : SRA, 42 (4), 417-428. 10.1007/s00276-019-02326-4
  • Mirjalili, S. A., Suárez-Quian CA, Agur, A., & Vilensky, J. A. (2020). Pediatric Radiology correction based on 1881 book. Pediatric radiology, 50 (2), 293-294. 10.1007/s00247-019-04538-7
  • Humphries, A., Mirjalili, S. A., Tarr, G. P., Thompson, J. M. D., & Stone, P. (2019). Hemodynamic changes in women with symptoms of supine hypotensive syndrome. Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica10.1111/aogs.13789
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Thompson
  • Humphries, A., Mirjalili, S. A., Tarr, G. P., Thompson, J. M. D., & Stone, P. (2019). The effect of supine positioning on maternal hemodynamics during late pregnancy. The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, 32 (23), 3923-3930. 10.1080/14767058.2018.1478958
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/43688
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Thompson
  • Kim, H. K., Mirjalili, A., Doyle, A., & Fernandez, J. (2019). Tibiotalar cartilage stress corresponds to T2 mapping: application to barefoot running in novice and marathon-experienced runners. Computer methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering, 22 (14), 1153-1161. 10.1080/10255842.2019.1645133
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Justin Fernandez, Anthony Doyle


Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 502 - Bldg 502
Level 1, Room 185
New Zealand

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