01. Doctor Overview

Doctor Overview

Dr. Ashraf A. Elshami has been a practicing pulmonologist for 25 years. He currently provides pulmonary, critical care services and sleep medicine at the Sanford USD Medical Center. Dr. Elshami can also be found at the local veteran treatment center, Sioux Falls Veterans Affairs Health Care System. In addition to serving at these two clinics, Dr. Elshami also teaches as a clinical associate professor of internal medicine at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Elshami has authored and co-authored over a dozen clinical studies about various lung and respiratory conditions, including pleural mesothelioma. The studies he has participated in have focused on gene therapy and gene transfer as treatments for mesothelioma, as well as using unique viruses as a treatment.

02. Fast Facts

Doctor Fast Facts

Main Specialty: Pulmonology

Other Interests & Specialties: General pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, interstitial lung disease and sleep medicine.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American Board of Internal Medicine Certification in Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine Certification in Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine Certification in Sleep Medicine, Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Program Stage 1 and Stage 2 Certification

Education & Experience:

  • Residency for Internal Medicine at University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Fellowship for Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Medical Degree from Temple University School of Medicine
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