While his involvement in boxing spans more than 40 years, Ari has spent the majority of his time outside the ring. As a team physician, Ari has been to hundreds of state, national and international competitions as well as world championships. While with the AAU he visited almost every country active in boxing, including Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Finland, Turkey, and South Korea. He received the Ray Weston Doctor of the Year USA Boxing award in 1982 and 1987 and was the first recipient of the Oscar Ellington award in North Carolina. Ari also served as a physician during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Ari currently practices medicine in Lincolnton.