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Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases


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Muhammad Ashraf, M.B.B.S.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Education:
Undergraduate/Medical School: M.B.B.S., Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan 1999
Internship/Residency: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons/Harlem Hospital Center, New York, NY 2007
Chief Resident/Junior Faculty: Department of Internal Medicine, Akron General Medical Center, Akron, Ohio 2008
Clinical Instructor of Internal Medicine: Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and Pharmacy, Rootstown, OH 5/2008-6/2008
Geriatric Fellowship: North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, New Hyde Park, NY 2009
 

    
Areas of Interest:
Infections in the Geriatric Population and in Long Term Care Settings, Infection Control and Antibiotic Management
 

 
Research Project:
-1.  Studying the Long Term Benefit of Decolonization of Nasal MRSA of Nursing Home Residents Admitted to Hospital.
-2.  Studying the Difference in Knowledge and Attitude towards Pressure Ulcer Management among the employees in Nursing Homes and Hospital Settings.
 

      
Recent Publications/Abstracts:
 
  • Ashraf, M. S., Sheikh, N., Kinzie, V., Cochran, K., Faulk, C., KM Ramsey, (2012). Lack of effort towards removal of foley catheters before transferring patients for rehabilitation. 26th Annual Yash P. Kataria Research Day, Greenville, North Carolina.  
  • Rimawi, R. & Ashraf, M. S. (2012). MRSA PROSTATE ABSCESS. 26th Annual Yash P. Kataria Research Day, Greenville, North Carolina.  
  • Rimawi, R. & Ashraf, M. S. (2012). JOB'S SYNDROME. 26th Annual Yash P. Kataria Research Day, Greenville, North Carolina.
  • Rimawi, R., Kabchi, B., Ashraf, M. S. , Mazer, M., Gooch, M., P Cook, (2012). A REVIEW OF ANTIMICROBIAL USE IN THE MEDICAL ICU - A NEED FOR IMPROVEMENT? 26th Annual Yash P. Kataria Research Day, Greenville, North Carolina.
  • Ashraf, M. S. & Ramsey, K. M. (2012). Epidemiology of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Carriage and Impact of Decolonization among Patients Admitted from Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF). Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Spring 2012 Conference, Jacksonville, Florida.    
  • Ashraf, M. S., Sheikh, N., Kinzie, V., Cochran, K., Faulk, C., KM Ramsey, (2012). Lack of effort towards removal of foley catheters before transferring patients for rehabilitation. American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2012, Seattle, Washington.  
  • Ashraf, M. S., Kinzie, V., Sheikh, N., Cochran, K., Fang, X., C Faulk, KM Ramsey, (2011, October). Does early foley catheter removal lead to higher re-catheterization rate in patients at a Rehabilitation (Rehab) Center? 49th Annual Meeting of IDSA, Boston, Massachusetts.