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Dr. Ali Ashraf is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroplasty, and treatment of general orthopaedic injuries. He was raised in Garland, Texas and attended North Garland High School. After graduation, he attended the University of Texas in Austin where he graduated with a B.S in Biology. Dr. Ashraf attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. After medical school, he spent a year at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota doing research in orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Ashraf went back to Texas Tech for his orthopaedic surgery residency. During residency he was named resident of the month, safe surgeon of the month, and served as a chief resident. Following residency, he attended the Lenox Hill Hospital orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship. There, he learned the latest in minimally invasive arthroscopic and reconstructive procedures of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle. He also had the opportunity to take care of athletes in high school and college, participate in the evaluation of athletes in the NFL Combine, as well as be involved in the care of professional athletes with the New York Jets and the New York Islanders. Dr. Ashraf is married to Dr. Momal “Momi” Umrani, a pediatric dentist in the area. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his family and friends, watch the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns, and discover new places to eat in the metroplex.

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Education

  • 2004-2008:
    • University of Texas at Austin
    • Austin, Texas
    • Bachelor of Science in Biology. May 2008
  • 2008-2012:
    • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
    • Lubbock, Texas
    • Doctor of Medicine. May 2012

Post-Graduate Education

  • 2012-2013:
    • Mayo Clinic
    • Rochester, Minnesota
    • Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Fellowship
      • Mentors: Dr. A. Noelle Larson and Dr. Amy McIntosh
    • 2013-2018:
      • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
      • Lubbock, Texas
      • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
      • Program Director: Mark Jenkins, MD
      • Program Chair: George Brindley, MD
    • August 1, 2018-July 31, 2019:
      • Lenox Hill Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
      • New York, New York
      • Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship
      • Fellowship Director: Stephen J. Nicholas, MD

Board Status

  • American Board of Orthopaedc Surgery: Board Certified December 3, 2021

Work History

  • Sports Medicine Clinic of North Texas- Orthopaedic Surgeon
    • September 1, 2019-Present
    • Offices in Dallas and Rockwall, Texas

Medical Licensures

  • Licensed to Practice Medicine in Texas Since 2013

Professional Society Memberships

  • 2013-Present: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  • 2015-Present: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Honors and Awards

  • 2004: University Honors, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2006: College of Natural Science Scholar, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2007: College of Natural Science Scholar, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2008: University Honors, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2011: W. Mitchell Jones MD Medical Student Scholarship. TTUHSC-SOM Amarillo TX
  • October 2013: American Academy of Pediatrics Young Investigator in Training Award
    • Recognition for best abstract presentation during the orthopaedic section of the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference
  • September 2014: Resident of the Month. University Medical Center Lubbock, TX
  • July 2016: Safe Surgeon Award. University Medical Center Lubbock, TX

Team Coverage Experience

  • 2012: Mayo High School Football
  • 2013: Rochester Lourdes High School Hockey
  • 2015: Lubbock Area High School sports physicals
  • 2016: Lubbock Roosevelt High School Football
  • 2018: Blind Brook High School Football
  • 2018: Rye Neck High School Football
  • 2018: National Football League: New York Jets Football
  • 2018: Manhattanville sports physicals
  • 2018-2019: Manhattanville College Men’s Hockey
  • 2018-2019: Manhattanville College Women’s Hockey
  • 2019: National Hockey League: New York Islanders
  • February 26 - March 2, 2019: National Football League 2019 Combine:
    • Affiliated with the New York Jets medical staff
    • Performed orthopedic exams on NFL Combine participants
  • 2019-2020: Mesquite High School, North Mesquite High School, Ferris High School, Kaufman High School
  • 2020-2021: Ferris High School, Terrell High School, Kaufman High School.

Administrative Service

  • 2010-2012: TTUHSC-Medical School Government, Vice-President Amarillo Regional Campus
  • 2010-2012: TTUHSC- Regional Student Senate, Senator & Computer Committee Chair
  • 2010-2012: TTUHSC-Student Service Fee Committee, School of Medicine Representative
  • 2010-2012: TTUHSC-Student Affairs Committee, Amarillo Campus Student Representative
  • 2009-2010: TTUHSC Student Government Association, Senator
  • 2016: Resident Member of the UMC OR Committee
  • 2017-2018: TTUHSC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Chief Resident

Local and National Service

  • 2012-2013 Habitat for Humanity. Rochester, Minnesota
  • 2019-Present: OrthoNations
    • New York, New York
    • Morristown, New Jersey
    • Saigon and Hue, Vietnam

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Spinal Stenosis Frequent in Children with Multiple Hereditary Exostoses
    Ashraf A, Larson AN, Ferski G, Mielke CH, Wetjen NM, Guidera KJ.
    Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics. 2013 June; 7(3): 183-94.
  1. Acute and Subacute Complications of Pediatric and Adolescent Knee Arthroscopy.
    Ashraf A, Luo TD, Chistophersen C, Hunter LR, Dahm DL, McIntosh AL.
    Arthroscopy. 2014 June; 30(6):710-4
  1. Hospital Costs of Total Hip Arthroplasty for Developmental Hip Dysplasia
    Ashraf A, Larson AN, Maradit-Kremers H, Kremers WK, Lewallen DG
    Clinical Orthopaedic Related Research. 2014 July;472(7):2237-44
  1. Change in Sagittal Plane Alignment Following Surgery for Scheuermann’s Kyphosis
    Ashraf A, Larson AN, Polly DW, Ferski G, Guidera KJ, Mielke CH
    Spine Deformity. 2014 September;2(5):404-409
  1. Femoral Nerve Block Is Associated with Persistent Strength Deficits at 6 Months After Anterior
    Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Pediatric and Adolescent Patients
    Luo TD, Ashraf A, Dahm DL, Stuart MJ, McIntosh AL.
    The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015 Feb;43(2):331-6.
  1. Complications in the Treatment for Adolescent Clavicle Fractures
    Luo TD, Ashraf A, Larson AN, Stans AA, Shaughnessy WJ, McIntosh AL
    Orthopedics. 2015 April;38(4):e287-91
  1. Is There a Deficit After Nonoperative Versus Operative Treatment of Shortened Midshaft Clavicular Fractures in Adolescents?
    Parry JA, Van Straaten M, Luo TD, Simon AL, Ashraf A, Kaufman K, Larson AN, Shaughnessy WJ.
    Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics E-pub. 2015 Aug 28
  1. Infantile Tumoral Calcinosis of the Cervical Spine Presenting as Torticollis
    Ashraf A, Diehn FE, Luetmer PH, Lane JI, Fritchie K, Larson AN
    Clinical Imaging. 2016 Jan-Feb;40(1):161-3
  1. Gravity Stress Radiographs and the Effect of Ankle Position on Deltoid Ligament Integrity and
    Medial Clear Space Measurements.
    Ashraf A, Murphree J, Wait E, Winston T, Wooldridge A, Meriwether M, Wilson J, Grimes JS.
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2017 May;31 (5): 270-274
  1. Treatment of Pediatric Osteoid Osteomas Not Amenable to Radiofrequency Ablation
    Sanders T, Ashraf A, Wenger D, McIntosh A, Stans A, Shaughnessy W, van Wijen A, Larson AN.
    Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances. Accepted May 23, 2017
  1. Minimum 20-Year Health Related Quality of Life and Surgical Rates After Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
    Larson AN, Baky F, Ashraf A, Baghdadi YM, Treder V, Polly DW, Yaszemski MJ
    Spine Deformity. 2019; May;7(3):417-427

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Sex Differences in Femoroacetabular Impingement
    Ashraf A, Sierra RJ, McIntosh AL
    AAOS Now. September 3, 2013.

Abstracts, Presentations, and Proceedings

  1. Hospital Costs of Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
    • Podium Presentation at Minnesota Health Services Research Conference.
    • March 5, 2013
  1. Hospital Costs of Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
    • Podium Presentation at Minnesota Orthopaedic Society.
    • May 10, 2013
  1. Acute Complications of Pediatric and Adolescent Knee Arthroscopy
    • Podium Presentation at Minnesota Orthopaedic Society.
    • May 10, 2013
  1. Acute Complications of Pediatric and Adolescent Knee Arthroscopy
    • E-Poster. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
    • July 11-14, 2013
  1. Hospital Costs of Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
    • Podium Presentation at American Academy of Pediatrics.
    • October 27, 2013
  1. Acute Complications of Pediatric and Adolescent Knee Arthroscopy
    • Podium Presentation at American Academy of Pediatrics.
    • October 27, 2013
  1. Acute Complications of Pediatric and Adolescent Knee Arthroscopy
    • Podium Presentation at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
    • March 13, 2014
  1. Minimum 20-Year Health Related Quality of Life and Surgical Rates for Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
    • Presented by Senior Author, Dr. A. Noelle Larson at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
    • March 13, 2014
  1. Acute Complications of Pediatric and Adolescent Knee Arthroscopy
    • Podium Presentation at Mid America Orthopaedic Association.
    • April 18, 2014
  1. Acute Complications of Pediatric and Adolescent Knee Arthroscopy
    • Poster Presented at Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
    • April 30-May 3, 2014
  1. Adult Trauma Surgeons More Frequently Offer Surgery to Adolescents with Displaced Clavicle Fractures
    • Podium Presentation at Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America by senior author, Dr. Noelle Larson.
    • May 3, 2014
  1. Femoral Nerve Block Is Associated with Persistent Strength Deficits at 6 Months After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Pediatric and Adolescent Patients
    • Presented by Dr. T David Luo at American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
    • July 13, 2014
  1. Gravity Stress Radiographs and the Effect of Ankle Position on Deltoid Ligament Integrity and Medial Clear Space Measurements
    • Poster Presentation at TTUHSC Student Research Week
    • March 9, 2016
  1. Gravity Stress Radiographs and the Effect of Ankle Position on Deltoid Ligament Integrity and Medial Clear Space Measurements
    • Podium Presentation at the Texas Orthopaedic Association
    • April 9, 2016
  1. Gravity Stress Radiographs and the Effect of Ankle Position on Deltoid Ligament Integrity and Medial Clear Space Measurements
    • E-Poster at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
    • July 20-23, 2016
  2. Subacute Presentation of a Work-Related Elbow Injury Delayed by Insurance
    • Podium Presentation at American College of Sports Medicine Conference
    • May 31, 2017
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