Dr. Bimal H. Ashar is an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He serves as the clinical director of the Division of General Internal Medicine, director of the Executive & Preventive Health Program and co-director of the Advanced Clerkship in Medicine.
Named one of the “Best Doctors in America” and board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Ashar’s primary research interests include preventive medicine, dietary supplements and medical education, and he has authored numerous book chapters and articles on these topics. Dr. Ashar is also an editor of The Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine Board Review book, which is in its fourth edition.
Dr. Ashar is an active member of the Society of General Internal Medicine and has served as president for the mid-Atlantic region. He is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Ashar is very involved in medical education. He serves as an adviser and mentor for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Colleges Program and is a member of the medical school's admissions committee.
He obtained his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland. He subsequently became chief resident and a faculty member at Case Western. Dr. Ashar left Cleveland in 1998 and joined the faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University.