Wali will perform an excerpt from their one-person show “A Spoonful of Sugar Brings the Medical System Down,” which discusses Wali’s experiences in medical school and beyond. A Q&A will follow the performance.
Wali’s philosophical approach to medicine stems from holistic concepts, primarily that “food is medicine” and that many medical illnesses arise from the disconnection of natural-occurring phenomena. Wali is particularly interested in health optimization for all ages and demographics, and has a passion for solving medical conundrums.
Medical enigmas are the primary focus of their podcast HypochondriActor: In each episode, Wali and co-host Sean Hayes of Will & Grace welcome a celebrity guest to discuss an incredible medical story. New episodes are available every Wednesday. Listen online:
Named by Refinery29 as one of “50 Female Stand-Up Comedians You Need to Know,” Wali performs routinely throughout the United States and abroad, including at corporate gigs, casinos and comedy clubs. They have been featured on The Today Show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Business Insider, UPROXX, Cosmopolitan and more.
Wali is a board-certified practicing physician in internal medicine. They received their medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed their residency in internal medicine at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. They currently live in the Bay Area and maintain a research faculty position at the University of California San Francisco’s Translational Psychedelic Research Program.