Ashraf Ahmed, MD, is a board-certified Infectious Disease Physician who came to Health First from University Hospital Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, where he was a Senior Consultant in Infectious Disease. Prior to that, Dr. Ahmed was a clinical assistant professor of infectious disease at the University of Illinois at Chicago Peoria Medical School. He served his Infectious Disease Fellowship Training at Rosalind Franklin University/Chicago Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Ahmed received neurocritical care training at University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. He completed his medical internship at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Ahmed completed his medical residency at Sinai-Grace Hospital/Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from University of Gezira, Faculty of Medicine in Wad Madani, Sudan.

Dr. Ahmed is licensed to practice medicine in Florida and Illinois. He earned his Post-Graduate Tuberculosis Certificate from Queen Mary University of London. Ahmed is married with four sons and one daughter, and enjoys kayaking, canoeing, swimming, tennis, soccer and biking.

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Infectious Disease

Special Focuses

Infection control
Antimicrobial stewardship
Neuroinfectious diseases
Tuberculosis care
HIV/AIDS treatment
Viral disease treatment
Fungal/bacterial infections


Rosalind Franklin University/Chicago Medical School (Infectious Disease Fellowship Training)
Chicago, Illinois


Sinai-Grace Hospital/Wayne State University (Medical Resident)
Detroit, Michigan


Howard University Hospital (Medical Intern)
Washington, D.C.


University of Texas Southwestern (Neurocritical Care Training)
Dallas, Texas

University of Gezira, Faculty of Medicine (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
Wad Madani, Sudan

Hospital Privileges

Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center