Ali J. Zarrabi, MD


Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Palliative Oncologist
Adrenal Cancer
Anal Cancer
Appendix Cancer
Bladder Cancer
Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Center
Brain and Spine Tumors
Breast Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Colorectal Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
Head and Neck Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Liver Cancer
Lung Cancer
Multiple Myeloma
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Ocular Melanoma
Ovarian Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Penile Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Skin Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Testicular Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Uterine Cancer
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Ali J. Zarrabi, MD, is assistant professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Zarrabi is a supportive and palliative care specialist providing physical, emotional, and spiritual care for patients living with serious illness.

Dr. Zarrabi is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program at Winship Cancer Institute. He is the palliative medicine clerkship director for the hematology/oncology fellowship program. He holds professional memberships with American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and American Society of Clinical Oncology.


Dr. Zarrabi obtained his Medical Degree from The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, as a member of the Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME). He completed his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in palliative medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, New York.


Dr. Zarrabi's research involves developing models of care to address the unmet needs of seriously ill patients – specifically pain, addiction, and emotional suffering – and examining how these interventions can improve patients' quality of life.


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