Journal of Obesity Management

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Obesity Management-Obesity and cardiovascular diseases
-M. Javed Ashraf

United States

Truman Medical Center/UMKC School of Medicine


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M. Javed Ashraf


Dept of Cardiology
2301 Holmes St
Kansas City, MO 64108

Research Interests:

Obesity and cardiovascular diseases


  • Dr. Ashraf is an interventional cardiologist at Truman Medical Center (TMC) as well as an assistant professor of medicine at the UMKC School of Medicine. 
  • He practices cardiovascular medicine, interventional cardiology and peripheral endovascular intervention. 
  • Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, cardiology, interventional cardiology, vascular medicine and endovascular, he is also board certified in cardiology nuclear medicine. 
  • Dr. Ashraf’s research interests include PVD and peripheral vascular intervention and atherosclerosis, obesity and ethnic variations. 
  • He has presented numerous abstracts at regional and national internal medicine and cardiovascular meetings and is involved in a number of clinical trials.
  • Dr. Ashraf received his medical degree from Punjab Medical College/Punjab University, Pakistan. 
  • He did his postgraduate medicine training (MRCP) at Royal College of Physician London, UK, and Royal College of Physicians Dublin, Ireland. 
  • He went on to complete an internal medicine residency at Tufts University in the Baystate Medical Centre in Massachusetts. 
  • From July 2005 to June 2009, Dr. Ashraf completed a fellowship in cardiology followed by a fellowship in interventional cardiology, both at Tufts. 
  • He also received a Master in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Massachusetts in 2008. 
  • He joined the UMKC School of Medicine and TMC in 2009.