Ashraf Abou el ela, MD is a Clinical Instructor of Cardiac Surgery at University of Michigan. In 2002 Dr. Abou el ela received his medical degree from Mansoura University, Egypt and was offered a faculty position in 2010 after completing his Cardiothoracic training. Dr. Abou el ela then joined University of Pittsburgh in 2011 as a Clinical Instructor of heart and lung transplant and mechanical circulatory support until 2013. Following that, he joined Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN where he completed an advanced fellowship in aortic surgery and mitral repairs until 2014. Later he joined Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, MO where he was focused on heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support (2015). He served as a Clinical Instructor of Cardiac Surgery at University of Michigan (2015-2017). And, most recently he served at University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (2017-2019).
From an academic stand point, Dr. Abou el ela’s research is focused on clinical outcomes and complications of left ventricular assist devices and has written a thesis and several peer reviewed articles. He was a Co-Investigator for the EXPAND trial, Perfusix Toronto EVLP trial and the CTSN Cell Therapy LVAD Trial II(2015-2017). Dr. Abou el ela ‘s clinical interests are adult cardiac surgery, mechanical circulatory support; extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation, left ventricular assists devices, heart transplantation and ex-vivo organ perfusion for thoracic organ transplantation.