Dr. Alvi moved from Karachi, Pakistan with her family as a child. She grew up in Houston and graduated summa cum laude with a major in Biology and a minor in Arts and Performance at the University of Texas at Dallas. Following her undergraduate studies, Dr. Alvi received her medical doctorate at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She completed her residency and fellowship training at UT Southwestern and Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. And, subsequently, successfully completed a fellowship in cytology at UT Southwestern. Dr. Alvi is board-certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology.