Dr. Ashfaq is a cardiovascular surgeon in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute. He joined the hospital staff in 2020.
After receiving his medical degree at Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, Dr. Ashfaq completed a residency in general surgery at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, where he served as chief resident. He then completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, followed by a congenital cardiac fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Ashfaq is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC). In addition, he is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the Western Thoracic Surgical Association (WTSA). Dr. Ashfaq has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, serves as a reviewer for several medical journals, and has presented at a number of national and international meetings.
Dr. Ashfaq has a clinical interest in pediatric mechanical circulatory support and pediatric heart transplantation, aortic valve repairs and reconstructions and neonatal cardiac surgery. In addition, his research interests are clinical and translational research related to mechanical circulatory support, tissue engineering and global burden of congenital heart disease.
He speaks Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic and German.