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I passed my MBBS in 1992 from Karachi, Pakistan and after working for 8 years in large tertiary / Teaching hospitals in Karachi came to UK for further training in 2002.
I passed my MRCP in 2005 and entered into specialist training in Internal medicine, Geriatric medicine and stroke in 2007.
I completed my training in 2012 and since than I am working as a consultant in Internal medicine, Stroke and Geriatric medicine.
I have an extensive experience of managing patients with various medical problems both acute and chronic like Stroke, Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Osteoporosis, Parkinson's disease, Falls and syncope etc.
I have a special interest in teaching and research, I am working as an educational lead for my department at Darent valley hospital.
I always keep myself up dated regularly by attending various educational meetings, conferences and courses.
Areas of interest
Stroke, Hypertension, Osteoporosis, Epilepsy in elderly, Parkinson's disease, Falls and Syncope
Current NHS consultant posts held
Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford, DA2 8DA
I am an active member of hospital research and development committee.
I have actively participated in various research projects like Interact 2, ENOS, Cromis AF etc.
I am a principle investigator for PLORAS study and XILO FAST studies at Darent Valley Hospital
I was the principle investigator for Rose study at Darent Valley Hospital
I am particularly interested in medical education and research.
I like playing and watching cricket,member of various charity organisations, tourism
I have received a "Best supporting consultant award" at Darent valley hospital, 2014.
English, Urdu, Punjabi
“Garlic supplementation with standard ant diabetic agent provides better diabetic control in type 2 diabetics”.
“Pakistan journal of Pharmacology” in October 2011.
“ Comparison of effect of atenolol and amlodipine on blood glucose in patients with essential hypertension”.
“The Professional medical journal “ in December 2007.
Courses offered to GPs
I regularly give lectures/presentations to the GP's at Darent valley Hospital, at external venues as guest lecturer and at GP surgeries.
I have given several talks on Stroke prevention in AF patients, Role of NOAC's in the management of AF, Stroke mimics, Diabetes and it's complications, etc
- MBBS University of Karachi, Pakistan 1992
- MRCP(UK) Royal college of Physicians , UK 2005
- FRCP Royal college of Physicians, UK 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- General medical council, 2012
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of Royal college of physicians, Edinburgh
Member of Royal college of physicians, London
Member of British Geriatric society
Member of British Stroke association
Member of European Stroke association
Member of World Stroke organisation
Member of British Headache society
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Dr Imran Ashraf