Dr Tazeen Ashraf

Consultant in Clinical Genetics


Dr Tazeen Ashraf is a Consultant in Clinical Genetics at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. She looks after a range of patients including children and adults with rare diseases, couples at risk of having a child with a genetic condition, couples seeking counselling and referral for Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing (PGT-M/SR) and pregnant women with fetal anomalies. She has an active research interest in children with KBG syndrome.

Dr Ashraf trained at Barts and the London Medical school and undertook her postgraduate training in Paediatrics in London, followed by a training programme in Clinical Genetics in Wessex and London. She has post-graduate certificates in the Interpretation and Clinical Application of Genomic data (St Georges University of London) and in Clinical Education (Kings College London).

Languages Spoken:

  • Urdu


  • Prenatal Genetics
  • Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis
  • Rare Diseases
  • Paediatric Genetics
  • KBG Syndrome
  • Genomic Medicine
  • BMedSci (First Class Hons), University of London (2007)
  • MB BS (Hons), University of London (2008)
  • MRCPCH, (2012)
  • PGCert Clinical Education, King’s College London (2015)
  • PGCert Interpretation and Clinical Application of Genomic Data, St George’s University (2017)
  • RCPATH Certificate in Medical Genetics (2018)

News & Publications

Ashraf T, Vaina C, Giri D, Burren CP, James M, Offiah AC, Overton T, Baptista J, Ellard S, Smithson SF. Expanding the phenotypic spectrum of IFT81: Associated ciliopathy syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2020 Oct;182(10):2403-2408. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.61781. Epub 2020 Aug 11. PMID: 32783357.

Foster A, Zachariou A, Loveday C, Ashraf T, Blair E, Clayton-Smith J, Dorkins H, Fryer A, Gener B, Goudie D, Henderson A, Irving M, Joss S, Keeley V, Lahiri N, Lynch SA, Mansour S, McCann E, Morton J, Motton N, Murray A, Riches K, Shears D, Stark Z, Thompson E, Vogt J, Wright M, Cole T, Tatton-Brown K. The phenotype of Sotos syndrome in adulthood: A review of 44 individuals. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2019 Dec;181(4):502-508. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.c.31738. Epub 2019 Sep 3. PMID: 31479583.

Pagnamenta AT, Kaisaki PJ, Bennett F, Burkitt-Wright E, Martin HC, Ferla MP, Taylor JM, Gompertz L, Lahiri N, Tatton-Brown K, Newbury-Ecob R, Henderson A, Joss S, Weber A, Carmichael J, Turnpenny PD, McKee S, Forzano F, Ashraf T, Bradbury K, Shears D, Kini U, de Burca A; DDD Study, Blair E, Taylor JC, Stewart H. Delineation of dominant and recessive forms of LZTR1-associated Noonan syndrome. Clin Genet. 2019 Jun;95(6):693-703. doi: 10.1111/cge.13533. Epub 2019 Apr 3. PMID: 30859559; PMCID: PMC6563422.

Low K, Ashraf T, Canham N, Clayton-Smith J, Deshpande C, Donaldson A, Fisher R, Flinter F, Foulds N, Fryer A, Gibson K, Hayes I, Hills A, Holder S, Irving M, Joss S, Kivuva E, Lachlan K, Magee A, McConnell V, McEntagart M, Metcalfe K, Montgomery T, Newbury-Ecob R, Stewart F, Turnpenny P, Vogt J, Fitzpatrick D, Williams M; DDD Study, Smithson S. Clinical and genetic aspects of KBG syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Nov;170(11):2835-2846. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.37842. Epub 2016 Sep 26. PMID: 27667800; PMCID: PMC5435101.

Suter AA, Itin P, Heinimann K, Ahmed M, Ashraf T, Fryssira H, Kini U, Lapunzina P, Miny P, Sommerlund M, Suri M, Vaeth S, Vasudevan P, Gallati S. Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome: novel pathogenic mutations and frequencies of variants in the RECQL4 and USB1 (C16orf57) gene. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2016 Feb 24;4(3):359-66. doi: 10.1002/mgg3.209. PMID: 27247962; PMCID: PMC4867568.

Ashraf T, Collinson MN, Fairhurst J, Wang R, Wilson LC, Foulds N. Two further patients with the 1q24 deletion syndrome expand the phenotype: A possible role for the miR199-214 cluster in the skeletal features of the condition. Am J Med Genet A. 2015 Dec;167A(12):3153-60. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.37336. Epub 2015 Sep 3. PMID: 26333682.

Ashraf T, Day TG, Marek J, Hughes M, Giardini A. A triad: cardiac rhabdomyosarcoma, stroke and tamponade. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Mar;34(3):771-3. doi: 10.1007/s00246-012-0549-4. Epub 2012 Oct 7. PMID: 23052680.

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