Dr. Ali Imran, a University of Arizona doctor and manager at Voyage Medical Services, blamed Israel for Hamas’ war crimes at a Phoenix rally.

Who is Dr. Ali Imran?

Dr. Ali Imran, a doctor associated with the University of Arizona and the manager at Voyage Medical Services in Tempe, sparked controversy by blaming Israel for war crimes committed by Hamas during an anti-Israel rally in Phoenix on December 3, 2023.

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Imran’s statements at the rally included questioning the allocation of tax dollars to Israeli citizens for healthcare while asserting that the funds were used to bomb hospitals and harm medical professionals in Gaza. These comments unfolded against the backdrop of ongoing conflict known as “Swords of Iron,” initiated by a series of Hamas terror attacks on October 7, 2023, resulting in over 1,200 Israeli casualties, kidnappings, and numerous injuries. Israel responded with measures against the Hamas terrorists.

The doctor’s inflammatory remarks extended to social media, where on November 17, 2023, he labeled the Israeli military as the “real terrorists.” On November 8, 2023, Imran accused Israel of committing “genocide,” further escalating tensions.

As of December 5, 2023, Dr. Ali Imran is listed as a doctor specializing in general internal medicine, hospital medicine, and rheumatology in Tucson, Arizona. He maintains an affiliation with HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center in Phoenix. Imran, a former resident at the University of Arizona, also manages Voyage Medical Services in Tempe and is associated with Noorhan Medical Services LLC in Mesa.

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These controversial statements have drawn attention to Imran’s professional affiliations and public expressions amid heightened tensions surrounding the Israeli-Hamas conflict. Critics argue that such remarks from a healthcare professional may contribute to an atmosphere of animosity and negatively impact his responsibilities as a doctor. The University of Arizona and other institutions associated with Imran may face scrutiny over the potential influence of personal beliefs on professional conduct, raising questions about the intersection of personal opinions and the responsibilities of medical professionals.