About Me

About Me

Prof. Mohammad Ali is the pioneer Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic surgeon of Bangladesh. He initiated the first ever successful Liver Transplant in Bangladesh. He is the founder of the National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh.

He was born in Sylhet. Graduated from Sylhet M.A.G Osmani Medical College with distinction and honors under Dhaka University in 1973. Started his surgical carrier at Chittagong Medical College Hospital in 1977. He obtained Fellowship (FCPS), Surgery from Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1982. He furthermore received the fellowship in Surgery (FRCS Ed) from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK in 1994.

Received Fellowship in Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery and Liver Transplant from Queensland Liver Transplant Services, University of Queensland, Australia in 1997. Academic Excellence Award was offered to him by the University of Queensland in the same year. He received further training on Liver Transplantation at the University of Tokyo and Dept. of Transplantation & Immunology, University of Kyoto, Japan.

Prof. Ali established the first department of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery of Bangladesh at BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka on July 26, 1999. He is the honorary consultant surgeon Dept. of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery, Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Dhaka. He is also Hon. Colonel of Bangladesh Armed Forces.

Prof. Ali organized a liver transplant team and performed the first successful Liver Transplant of Bangladesh at BIRDEM General Hospital in June 3, 2010 and the second Liver Transplant in August 6,2011. Both the successful liver transplants are acting as a landmark medical history of Bangladesh. The report published as- Initiation of Liver Transplantation in Bangladesh: Report on the First Two Successful Cases https://www.profmohammadali.com.bd/JHPN.pdf

Prof. Ali relentlessly worked & made a dedicated Liver transplant unit with equipped operation theaters & other supporting facilities. The liver transplant unit established by joint project  of Government of Bangladesh & BADAS. The liver transplant unit is now functioning, jointly operational by BIRDEM General Hospital & Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital & Research Institute. Third successful liver transplant done in the new liver transplant unit on February 13,2020. 

He is one of the authors of the Textbook “Chronic Allograft Failure” published by Mayo Clinic Transplant Centre, Florida, USA. He edited the chapter “Hepatic Allograft loss”. 


As a Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic & Liver transplant Surgeon, he witnessed the pain & endless suffering of liver disease patients at their different stages of illness. Especially during the treatment of liver cirrhosis, liver cancer & end-stage liver disease needing liver transplant. Liver transplants are complex, complicated and costly; most of them can’t afford it. As most of the liver diseases are well preventable, he started to work for the prevention of liver diseases in an organized way in Bangladesh.

He founded the National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh (NLFB) in April 15,1999, a philanthropic organization dedicated to Prevention, Treatment, Education and Research on liver diseases in Bangladesh. www.liver.org.bd

Prof Ali and NLFB actively engaged with viral hepatitis control activities in Bangladesh. It has earned a good reputation in the national & international arena. Prof. Ali represented Bangladesh in the policy-making on Regional Strategy for the prevention & control of viral hepatitis in South East Asia Region of WHO-SEARO.

Prof. Ali and NLFB are actively engaged in the activities of the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) Geneva, since its inception in 2007. He is one of the signatories of the Resolution on viral hepatitis as a member of the Public Health Panel of WHA. This resolution was accepted by the 63rd World Health Assembly of WHO in May 2010, which offered official recognition of World Hepatitis Day on July 28 globally.

Prof. Mohammad Ali as Nohep pioneer presented “How to develop successful awareness campaigns” at the second World Hepatitis Summit November 2017 in Sao Paulo Brazil. The presentation is uploaded in the No hep web site https://www.nohep.org/story/professor-mohammed-ali-nohep-bangladesh/

Prof Ali engaged in NOhep campaign & Find the Missing Million campaign in Bangladesh. He initiated first NO hep drive in 8 divisions of Bangladesh. He designed a nationwide awareness building drive as “Nohep network Bangladesh”. NOhep activities of Prof Ali has been highlighted on the No hep supporter Spotlight, https://www.nohep.org/news-resources/nohep-supporter-spotlight-professor-mohammad-ali/

 He is working since 1999, to reach the unreachable, undiagnosed, untreated viral hepatitis affected individuals & to bring them under care & treatment.

Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination honored Prof Ali with Hepatitis Elimination Champion 2021 Award. The coalition distinguishes his founding the National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh, initiation of Liver transplant in Bangladesh & creation of viral hepatitis awareness at grass root level. His campaigns reaching the unreachable& underserved communities valued by the coalition.  The coalition further recognizes the remarkable contribution of Prof. Ali to policies and programmes that have expanded access to hepatitis testing & treatment and accelerated progress towards hepatitis Elimination in Bangladesh.   


Prof. Ali initiated the Prevention of Mother-to -Child Transmission (PMTCT) of Hepatitis B in Bangladesh (August 21,2021), with the participation of different philanthropic organizations dealing women health, having nationwide network in Bangladesh. 

Prof Ali is continuously operational with the vision for elimination of viral hepatitis & establishment of a centre of excellence for liver diseases in Bangladesh 

With team of First Dept.of Hepato- Biliary- Pancreatic Surgery of Bangladesh

With Prof.Russell.W.Strong(First successful Living Donor Liver Transplant surgeon of world) & Prof.Mirza.M Islam(Renowned Surgeon of Bangladesh)

Announcement of First Successful Liver Transplant of Bangladesh with Prof. A K. Azad Khan (President Bangladesh Diabetic Somity,BADAS)

Performing liver surgery

With Prof.L.H.Blumgart (Renowned Hepatobiliary Surgeon & Author )

At a policy making round table on viral hepatitis.

With Mr Charles Gore, President World Hepatitis Alliance.

At World Hepatitis Day Rally

Representing Bangladesh at the policy making conference on viral hepatitis at WHO, SEARO, New Delhi, India

With team of First Successful Liver transplantation of Bangladesh

Reception by Mayar Mr. Luthfur Rahman, at the Tower Hamlets Council, Uk

At foundation stone laying ceremony of Liver Foundation Hospital, Sylhet

At television programme on World Hepatitis Day


World Hepatitis Summit 2017, Brazil, 1 -3 Nov 2017.


National Arena

National Arena

Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery In Bangladesh

Pioneer Hepato Biliary Pancreatic Surgeon of Bangladesh. Established the first Department of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery of Bangladesh in the year 1999 at BIRDEM Hospital, Dhaka. This department is a full-fledged one and dealing complex surgeries of liver, gallbladder, bile duct and pancreas in large number. Specially performing the Liver resections, Pancreatic resections, Biliary reconstructions and other complicated surgeries. The patients are referred from all over the country. This Dept.also working as nucleus for development of trained personals in the field of Hepato –Biliary-Pancreatic surgery in Bangladesh.

Liver Transplantation In Bangladesh

As chief Liver Transplant Surgeon, organized the first two successful Liver transplants of Bangladesh at BIRDEM. Hospital. Dhaka. Manpower developed, arranged equipments and organized facilities for liver transplant. The first successful liver transplant performed on June 3, 2010 and second transplant on August 6, 2011. Both the donors and recipients are back to their normal life. Working hard to establish a well equipped liver transplant centre in Bangladesh. A liver transplant is a surgical procedure to remove a diseased liver and replace it with a healthy liver (whole or part) from a donor.

Founder, National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh

A philanthropic organization dedicated to Prevention, Treatment, Education and Research on Liver diseases in Bangladesh. Established in the year 1999, this is the first of its kind in Bangladesh. This organization is actively conducting mass awareness programme for prevention of liver diseases, especially viral hepatitis thought Bangladesh. It has created facilities for consultation and investigation of liver diseases with minimum cost and free for the poor. National Liver Foundation is actively participating in the global awareness programme of World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), Geneva and representing Bangladesh in this organization.

International Arena

International Arena





First Liver Transplant in Bangladesh : Interview in BBC Radio

World Hepatitis Day 2016 Talk Show at ATN News

Present state of Viral Hepatitis in Bangladesh

A Hepatitis B patient's story from Bangladesh (English)

World Hepatitis Day 2015 Cycle Rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh

NOhep - World Hepatitis Day 2016 TV Program in Bangladesh by National Liver Foundation

Story of a Hepatitis B survivor after liver transplant in Bangladesh

A Hepatitis B patient's story from Bangladesh (Bengali)

World Hepatitis Day 2016 and NOhep Campaign in Bangladesh

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Prof. Mohammad Ali attended the 35th annual meeting of Bangladesh Medical Association in the UK Ltd. at Oxford, UK

Prof. Mohammad Ali attended the 35th annual meeting of Bangladesh Medical Association in the UK Ltd. as Invited Speaker at The Oxford Belfry Hotel, Oxford, UK on July 15 -17, 2011. He delivered two speeches; the first one on ‘Experience of First Successful Liver Transplantation in Bangladesh’. It may be mentioned here that the 1st successful Liver Transplantation of Bangladesh was performed at BIRDEM hospital on June 03, 2010. Prof. Mohammad Ali leaded the Liver Transplant team. The second speech was on the `National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh’- a philanthropic organization for Prevention, Treatment, Education and Research on liver diseases...

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Interview of Prof. Mohammad Ali in the Pharma World

The Pharma World, the first & the only Pharmaceutical & Health journal in Bangladesh, published an interview of Prof. Mohammad Ali, the pioneer Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic & Liver transplant Surgeon of Bangladesh and Secretary General National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh at May-June 2014 issue.

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Reception of Prof. Mohammad Ali at Tower Hamlets, London, UK

Prof. Mohammad Ali was accorded reception from the Mayor of Tower Hamlets Mr. Luthfer Rahman on July 21, 2011 at the Tower Hamlets, London, UK. All the councilors of Tower Hamlets attended in this cordial reception party at Tower Hamlets office building. Prof. Ali emphasized the need for cooperation of Tower Hamlets and National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh. He also informed that the Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh donated land at Sylhet for establishing a specialized Liver Hospital. He pleaded their support and cooperation for making the National Liver Foundation Hospital, Sylhet. The Mayor appreciated the activities of...

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Prof. Mohammad Ali attended the conference, WHO SEARO, New Delhi

Prof. Mohammad Ali, Secretary General, National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh attended a conference on Informal Consultation to develop a regional strategy for the control of viral hepatitis in the South East Asia region. The conference was held at WHO SEARO, regional head quarter, New Delhi, India on 16th to 18th April 2012. Prof. Mohammad Ali represented Bangladesh in this conference as Temporary Advisor to the Regional Director, WHO, SEARO. He was nominated by WHO, Bangladesh. It may be mentioned here that Prof. Ali was one of the Signatory of the resolution on “Viral Hepatitis” which was accepted on 63rd World...

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Prof. Mohammad Ali received the Health Award 2010-2011

Prof. Mohammad Ali, Secretary General, National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh and Professor, Dept. of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery and Chief Liver Transplant Surgeon, BIRDEM Hospital, Dhaka.

Dr. Mohammad Ali received the prestigious Health Award 2010-11 by ‘Healthier Bangladesh’ for his excellent contribution in the field of prevention and treatment of Liver diseases in Bangladesh.

This award was handed over by Prof. Dr. Sayed Modasser Ali, Health Advisor to Honorable Prime Minister at a award giving ceremony on 5th March 19, 2011 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Dhaka. Thirty distinguished personalities of Health profession of Bangladesh received the award for their exemplary contribution in different sectors of medical profession. The ceremony was also attended by Dr. Captain (Rtd.) Mujibur Rahaman Fakir, State Minister of Health and Family welfare and well known personalities in the health sectors of Bangladesh.

Prof. Mohammad Ali received the Khan Bahadur Ahiya Award-2008

Prof.Mohammad Ali received the Khan Bahadur Abu Nasor Mohd Ahiya ( Jitu Miah) Award –2008

Professor Mohammad Ali, Founder Secretary General of the National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh received the prestigious Khan Bahadur Abu Nasor Mohammad Ahiya ( Jitu Miah) Award –2008 for his praiseworthy contribution in the prevention and treatment of liver diseases in Bangladesh, specially for his key role for organizing the National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh.

Khan Bahadur Ahiya Wokof Estate ,Sylhet is a voluntary organization ,created by Khan Bahadur Abu Nasor Mohammad Ahiya (Jitu Miah) by making the Trust (wokof) with all his properties in 1922. Divisional Commissioner of Sylhet Division as its chief caretaker (Motawalli).

This Trust offers honorable awards to renowned personalities for their commendable contribution in the various fields of development in Bangladesh.

This award was given by Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed Choudhury, Hon. Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Expatriates Welfare & Overseas Employment , Govt. of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh in an auspicious award giving ceremony held at Sylhet District Council Auditorium on December 14, 2008 .

Dr. Zafor Ahmed Khan ,Divisional commissioner of Sylhet Division was the chairperson of the ceremony. Mr. Badruddin Ahmed Kamran, Mayor of Sylhet City Corporation, Mr. Sazzadul Hassan , Deputy Commissioner of Sylhet and Mrs.Sufia Khatun member of Trustee board were present.

Distinguished personalities of Government, non-government, organizations from home and abroad attended the ceremony.



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