Mohammad Ashraf

Mohammad was born in Alipur, Pakistan on 31 March 1952 and works as a Locum Consultant Urological Surgeon. He first came to Dublin, in Ireland, in 1980, and achieved his FRCS in General Surgery. He came to the UK in 1986 to a post in Law Hospital, Carluke in Scotland. He achieved a Diploma in Urology from University College London in 1988. In 1985, he started working in Urology and did 18 months in Renal Transplantation. Mohammad wanted to return to Pakistan, but found it difficult to find work there. In 1993 he decided to remain in the UK. He found work in Nottinghamshire, and has been there ever since. Mohammad achieved Specialist Register status in Urology in February 2011, and achieved FECSM from MJCSM Europe. 

Wanting to return but deciding to stay

My elder brother was a doctor, and from a very young age, 8 or 9 years old, I said I want to be a doctor. I thought it would be tough and I’d have to be twice as good as the local people so I could get a job. At that time, I just wanted to get training in urology and go back home. My idea of combining urology with transplantation was to go back home and establish myself as a transplant surgeon urologist. Went for a few interviews back home. Then in '93, I finally decided, this is not for me. My parents weren’t happy! But by then the children were growing up, and it became more and more difficult.

Mohammad Ashraf

Pakistan