Dr. Askew is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Nuclear Cardiology. He has served the Fredericksburg area since 2006. In addition to his award winning cardiovascular care, his service has also included being the inaugural director of the Mary Washington Hospital Heart Failure clinic, lecturing regularly at the annual VHVI Cardiovascular Symposium, being the Chairperson of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee, as well as being a Board of Trustees member for Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center for six years. In addition to patient care and leadership in committees, and as an example of his enduring devotion to medical education, he maintains an Assistant Professorship of Medicine for Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and will often be seen teaching VCOM medical students and pre-med undergraduates.
Prior to coming to Fredericksburg, he served as chief of Internal Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. He was trained in invasive and noninvasive cardiology at The University of Cincinnati. His areas of interest and expertise include the powerful positive influence of eating a plant-based diet on overall health, cardiac nuclear stress testing and echocardiography, congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, consultative and preventive cardiology, and clinical research.