Dr. Alam obtained his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from Pakistan in 1990 and Master of Public Health Degree in 2000 from Tulane University, Louisiana. His residency and internship was completed at Monmouth Medical Center, New Jersey from 1994-1997. He was Chief Resident, Department of Medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Englewood Program, New York from 1997-1998. He completed his Nephrology fellowship from the University of Arkansas Medical Science in 1998-2000. The American Society of Hypertension certified Dr. Alam as a Specialist in Clinical Hypertension in 2001.

While employed with UAMS he was instructor for the UAMS Division of Nephrology. In addition, he was Asst. Professor UAMS, Division of Nephrology, and held the directorship of Hemodialysis-Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System until 2007, when he left to establish his private practice. He is currently Medical Director for DaVita Dialysis Centers in North & Southwest Little Rock.

His certifications include Diplomat American Board of Nephrology and Internal medicine, Certified American Society of Hypertension Clinical Specialist.