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Ashraf Salem, MD

Founder, President & Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Ashraf Salem (Ash) is the Founder, President and Chief Medical Officer of BKUC. At BKUC, Ash overseas our clinical processes and continuous improvement required to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients. He spends his time with patients, mentoring and developing our clinical staff and developing the most effective patient experience support by in-house proprietary technology enablers. Dr. Salem graduated, Summa Cum Laude, from Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at CCNY and attended medical school at Mount Sinai. After graduating he went on to complete is residency in Emergency Medicine at Brooklyn Hospital Center and was Board Certified in 2004. He continued to practice emergency medicine and became an Assistant Professor at Kings County/SUNY Downstate from 2003-2009. Dr. Salem founded Brooklyn Urgent Care in 2006.

Mr. Yasser Salem

Co-Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Yasser co-Founded Brooklyn Urgent Care (BKUC) in early 2015 to help address the healthcare delivery epidemic in the borough of Brooklyn. As Chairman and CEO of BKUC, Yasser works closely with elected officials, faith-based leaders and community advocates to help ensure the borough’s healthcare needs are addressed.

Prior to BKUC, Yasser was a leader in McKinsey & Company’s Global Public Sector and Healthcare Practices. Previously, he was a member of the firm’s Corporate Finance & Strategy Practice in New York City.

Yasser worked for several investment firms, including 3G Capital, where he was based in New York City, and Abraaj Capital, where he was based in Dubai. He founded and served as Managing Partner of The S&T Group, an executive coaching and search firm with offices in New York City, Dubai and Cairo. Starting his career on Wall Street, Yasser worked at Salmon Smith Barney (now Morgan Stanley Wealth Management) and Merrill Lynch.

For nearly two decades, Yasser has served as a change agent in New York City, serving to integrate diverse communities.  From 2003 to 2007, Yasser was part of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Programs (SEO), and organization which provides superior educational and career programs to young people from under served and underrepresented communities to maximize their opportunities for college and career success.

During this period, Yasser also co-Founded the Foundation for Knowledge & Development (FKAD), a non-profit organization which educates the New York City community on Arabic language and Islamic Studies. FKAD now offers a three year Associate’s Degree Program in Arabic and Islamic Studies, and graduated its first class of Islamic Instructors in May 2015.  Prior to co-Founding FKAD, Yasser studied Arabic and Islamic Jurisprudence under several scholars in the United States, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Yasser is a frequent keynote and guest speaker at interfaith and leadership development events across the globe. Recognized as a Master Facilitator at McKinsey & Company, Yasser has a deep passion for supporting inner spiritual transformation and bringing diverse communities together. Most recently, Yasser was the keynote speaker at the first ever NYPD Muslim Basketball Tournament. Yasser has also supported several NYPD recruitment initiatives and serves and an informal advisor and counsellor to several Muslim Captains, Sergeants and Officers in the NYPD.


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