Elias S. Ashame, MD, is the Controller and Board Member of Ethio-American Doctors Group, Inc. Dr. Ashame is currently in a fellowship program in critical medicine at St Louis University Hospital with a completion date of June 2017. Prior to this, Dr. Ashame was employed as an Infectious Disease doctor at WG "Bill" Hefner VAMC, Salisbury, North Carolina. He had been at this position since 2012. Previously, Dr. Ashame was an infectious disease practitioner at Carolinas Healthcare System, Kings Mountain, North Carolina. He was a Hospitalist at Crouse Hospital, in Syracuse, New York, from 2008 to 2009. Dr. Ashame received his Medical Degree from Gondar College Of Medical Sciences, Ethiopia, in 2002. From 2001 to 2003, he was a Medical Doctor Intern at the College. From 2004 to 2007, he was a internal medicine resident at New York Methodist Hospital Brooklyn, in New York. In 2009, he completed a Infectious Diseases Fellowship at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is currently enrolled in a Masters in Public Health (online) at University Of Liverpool. Dr. Ashame has published the following academic articles: Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase-Klebseila Pneumonia Infection, Risk Factors, Antibiotics Use and Background, Gebreab F, E. Ashame, CHEST Meeting OCT 2005; 128:136S; 49 Year Old With Bronchectasis and Recurrent Respiratory Tract Infection-Case Report of Mounier-Khun Syndrome; E. Ashame, et. al. Chest Meeting Abstracts, October 1, 2006; 130(4):308S; and Unsuspected Deep Venous Thrombosis in Patients at the Time of Admission to Medical Intensive Care Unit. How Common Is It?, Kumaran, Rani; Ashame, Elias,Critical Care Medicine, 34(12) Abstract Supplement: A94, December 2006. Dr. Ashame is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He is a member of American College of Physicians (ACP), American Medical Association and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).