Dr. Asif obtained his Medical qualification from Manipal University in India. After completing his speciality training in Respiratory and Internal Medicine in the West Midlands training programme in the United Kingdom, he worked as a Consultant in Kettering Hospital NHS, UK. His pulmonology training in the UK included working in centres of excellence in Hospitals in Leeds, Sheffield and Birmingham over 10 years.
He moved to Dubai in 2008 to set up the Department of Pulmonology in Mediclinic City Hospital. He continues to maintain his practice in the Dubai Healthcare City.
His interests in Pulmonology include Severe Asthma, Chronic Cough, Interstitial lung disease and Obstructive sleep apnea. He performs fibre optic bronchoscopy and trans-bronchial lung biopsy regularly.