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Amir Ashrafi, MD

Amir Ashrafi

Dr. Amir H. Ashrafi is a neonatal-cardiac intensivist at CHOC Children’s Hospital and one of the few physicians to receive formal training in both neonatal intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care.

Prior to joining CHOC Children’s, Dr. Ashrafi attended medical school at the University of Utah followed by his pediatric residency training at the Emory University in Atlanta, GA.  He then completed his Neonatal Intensive Care fellowship at UCLA where he was recognized as the chief fellow.  Dr. Ashrafi then went on to complete a second fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care at Boston Children’s Hospital in affiliation with Harvard University.

Dr. Ashrafi’s primary interest is neonates with hemodynamic instability and congenital heart disease.  He is the medical director of the neonatal ECMO program, the director of the neonatal-cardiac intensive care unit, the program director for the neonatal cardiovascular intensive care and hemodynamics fellowship at UC Irvine, the founder of the Neonatal Heart Society, and chairman of international meeting “NeoHeart: Cardiovascular Management of the Neonate”.