Ashraf Kharrat is a staff neonatologist at Mount Sinai Hospital, where she began her career in the clinician-scientist development program, and assistant professor in paediatrics at the University of Toronto. She completed her medical degree at the University of Alberta, paediatric training at the University of Ottawa, and her neonatal-perinatal fellowship and targeted neonatal echocardiography training at UofT. She graduated with a Master of Science in Healthcare Quality from Queen’s University.
Ashraf has an interest in neonatal sepsis and is conducting both quality improvement work and clinical research in neonatal sepsis and sepsis hemodynamics. She has a passion for data-driven quality improvement and is currently leading a large unit-wide QI program aimed at decreasing nosocomial infection in the neonatal intensive care unit and improving the management of infants diagnosed with septic shock. She is also involved in QI initiatives to standardize the management of hypotension among critically ill infants.