Dr Muhammad Ashraf Chohan is an orthopaedic surgeon, columnist and politician. He was born and educated in Gujranwala. After his BSc in English from Punjab University he obtained an MBBS in 1982 from Allama Iqbal
Dr Ashraf Chohan
Dr Muhammad Ashraf Chohan is an orthopaedic surgeon, columnist and politician. He was born and educated in Gujranwala. After his BSc in English from Punjab University he obtained an MBBS in 1982 from Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore and FRCS from Royal College in Ireland. He worked in services hospital Lahore before beginning his long medical career in the United Kingdom.
During his time at Allama Iqbal medical college, he became the first General Secretary of the college Students Union. He achieved tremendous success as student leader and during this time, he met with the Governor of Punjab for the facilities required for newly established college.
Academically, he was the first FRCS from Allama Iqbal medical college and subsequently, received training from different hospitals in England before working as chief orthopaedic surgeon at Kingston Hospital, a large hospital in South West London.
In 1994, he established his private practice at world famous Harley Street and continues to run it with much notable success. His patients include many famous personalities including Benazir Bhutto (late), Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, Mian Shahbaz Sharif and Ch Shujat Hussain, as well as world renowned music maestros including Nusrat Fath Ali Khan (late) and Adnan Sami Khan. He recently established further business in health care, with the establishment of Rapid Medical Services.
Dr. Chohan was elected as President of UK Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well being the General Secretary of Pakistan India UK Friendship Forum since 2005. He is a supporter of Conservative Party in the UK and has campaigned for the party locally in Kingston area during the parliamentary elections. He was selected as Conservative Party parliamentary candidate.
Dr. Chohan contested for Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Punjab in 2002 but narrowly lost the election. He continued his politics in Pakistan and medical practice and business in the UK and was later elected as MPA from PML-N ticket in the 2008 elections and served as MPA from Gujranwala constituency PP92 until a controversial law was passed by the Supreme Court in Pakistan to no longer allow dual-nationals in Parliament.
Despite the new laws, Dr. Chohan has continued his politics in Pakistan with medical practice and businesses in the UK. He has also continued his efforts to utilize his expertise and vast experiences of the UK in Pakistan for population control, education and health, which he believes are vital for Pakistan where a lot of work is needed.
In April 2013, Dr. Ashraf Chohan was chosen for award in medical services by Cambridge certificate awards.