After medical school Dr. Ashraf completed his internship in Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell) in Manhattan. He then completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training at the Carolinas Medical Center under the tutelage of worldwide leaders in Orthopaedic Surgery…
While there he was selected by the Department to serve as Administrative Chief Resident in his final year. During his time there he also completed a year- long “Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery Basic Science and Clinical Research”.
Following his Orthopaedic training Dr. Ashraf moved to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles where under the direction of Rick Delamarter, MD, he received world class training in adult spine surgery including scoliosis surgery, complex revision surgery, minimally invasive surgery, dynamic stabilization techniques and both fusion and non-fusion alternatives. He has also received extensive training in motion-preserving spine surgery such as disc replacements for the lumbar and cervical spine and has participated in a number of clinical device trials.
He has authored numerous articles and presented his research at numerous national and international meetings. Dr. Ashraf’s clinical interests include cervical and lumbar spinal surgery, the evaluation and surgical management of degenerative disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine (such as herniated discs and spinal stenosis), minimally invasive spine surgery, microsurgery, spinal trauma and spinal tumors.
Dr. Ashraf has advanced expertise in motion sparing procedures of the cervical and lumbar spine including artificial disc replacement. He has authored several articles and contributed to numerous textbooks in the field of spinal surgery. His research has been presented at national and international meetings. He often serves on the faculty of courses to teach the newest surgical techniques to other spinal surgeons.
His research interests include clinical outcomes after spinal surgery as well as biological and biomechanical effects of motion sparing spinal technology.
Dr Ashraf is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan where he instructs and trains surgical residents in the Orthopaedic Surgery department as well Orthopaedic Surgeons who are performing their Fellowship sub-specialization in Spine Surgery.