Professor Ashraf Hatem was the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Universities in Egypt (SCU) from 2012 to 2017. He led a reform team that worked with other regulatory bodies and universities to upgrade and reform the higher education system. He is a member of the Higher Committee on Viruses at the Supreme Council of University Hospitals and the Higher Committee on Grievances at the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education.
He is a member of numerous professional societies and is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the Royal Society of Medicine. He is a Professor of Pulmonary Medicine at Kasr Al Aini Faculty of Medicine in Cairo University and is a holder of MD degree in Chest Diseases, M. Sc. in CHEST and MB, Bch from Cairo University and earned his E.C.F.M.G. from the USA.