SAFEER ASHRAF, MD

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Safeer Ashraf is board certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology and practices at our Baptist South location. A Northeast native, Dr. Ashraf’s family moved to Texas when he was in high school, where he attended the University of Texas for his Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry and Bachelor of Science in Zoology. He then attended the University of Tennessee to obtain his Doctor of Medicine before completing his internship, residency, and fellowship at the University of Florida.

Having been with CSNF since 2009, Dr. Ashraf most enjoys the time spent and relationships built with his patients: “it’s very rewarding to follow these folks, many of whom have been coming to CSNF since I started here 11 years ago,” he says. “Watching them go from treatment, to survival is an experience like no other- it’s very gratifying helping them get to the other side.”

When not at the office, Dr. Ashraf enjoys cycling, photography, and spending time with his wife and three children- especially if they’re on a Disney cruise!

Curriculum Vitae

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

Hematology
Medical Oncology

HONORS AND AWARDS

2008
ASCO Fellow Travel Award
2006
Veterans Affairs Inpatient Hospitalist Service Recognition Award
2006
Induction into the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
2005
Veterans Affairs Outpatient Service Award
2000
Imhotep Society: In Recognition of Service and Leadership at University of Tennessee - Memphis Health Center

FELLOWSHIP

University of Florida
Hematology/Oncology

RESIDENCY

University of Florida, Department of Internal Medicine

INTERNSHIP

University of Florida, Department of Internal Medicine

EDUCATION

University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry

PUBLICATIONS

American Society of Clinical Oncology
Patterns of planned post operative management among U.S. medical oncologist (USMO) after neo-adjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) and surgery for stage III rectal cancer (RC)
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Effect of polyamine depletion on cone photoreceptors of the developing rabbit retina
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Polyamine Function in Retinal Pigmented Epithelium.
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Cellular Localization of Polyamines in Adult and Developing Retina.
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Effect of Polyamines on Dissociated Retinal Neurons in Culture.
Exp Eye Res.
Immunoreactivity of horizontal cells in the developing rabbit retina.
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
A Possible Role for Polyamines in the Development of the Outer Plexiform Layer.
American Society for Neurochemistry
Actions of GABA on Immature Neurons of the Retina.