Dr Babak AshrafiClinical Lead for Service Expansion (Dr)
Babak graduated from King’s College London in 2003, having studied medicine and gained a bachelor’s degree in Physiology during his time there. He completed his training in general practice (GP) in East London, working in the same area as a partner at a large inner-city GP practice for several years. He completed the Royal College of GPs membership exam in 2007.
Babak has worked for the local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) as the Prescribing Lead, as well as leading in areas including cardiology, diabetes, and stroke medicine.
He's worked within the NHS as well as in the private sector, helping him gain unique insights into the future of healthcare.
Since joining ZAVA, Babak has been instrumental in the development and research of new services. In particular, his work has resulted in the launch of an ‘online-doctor first’ – the ZAVA PrEP service.
In the media
- Authority Magazine, 2023. What you need to know before you consider taking weight loss drugs
- CNBC International, 2023. WeGovy, Ozempic or Mounjaro? How a new wave of weight loss drugs could transform the diet industry
- Mirror, 2020. How to avoid coronavirus: Doctors' advice on face masks, hand wash and public transport
- GSN, 2020. Gay men are waiting four weeks longer than straights to get sex infections treated
- Vada Magazine, 2019. One in three gay patients avoid doctor due to fears of being in judged