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Dr. Jennifer Ashton

Ob-Gyn, author of <i>The Body Scoop for Girls</i>

Dr. Jennifer Ashton is Board-certified Ob-Gyn. She is a graduate of Columbia College, Columbia University. She then received her medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she was elected Class President for four consecutive years. Upon graduation, she was awarded the prestigious Bartlestone Award in Pharmacology. Dr. Ashton received her post-graduate training in women’s health and surgery at St.Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in NYC, an affiliate of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. She served as Administrative Chief Resident and was awarded Chief Resident of the Year upon completing her residency. Dr. Ashton is a member of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has published articles in peer-review medical journals and presented at national clinical meetings in the fields of General Surgery, Critical Care and Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Ashton is on the Attending staff of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, NJ, an affiliate of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Her private medical practice, Hygeia Gynecology, is also located in Englewood, NJ, where she treats women of all ages for both medical and surgical gynecologic conditions, and treats such primary care issues such as Depression, Hypertension and Obesity. Dr. Ashton serves on the Board of Trustees of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine, which fosters the training and recognition of compassionate medical care. Active in many charitable organizations, she has been recognized for her philanthropic efforts by numerous foundations including the Girl Scouts, at its 2007 Women of Achievement Awards Dinner, and The Octoberwoman Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness, as the recipient of their Hope for The Future Award in 2008. Dr. Ashton is a regular expert guest on The Dr. Oz Show, and has appeared on The Learning Channel’s (TLC) A Baby Story, and PBS. From 2006-2009, Dr. Ashton appeared on the Fox News Channel as a medical contributor and has been a featured expert guest on Oprah & Friends on satellite XM radio with Dr. Mehmet Oz. Her book, The Body Scoop for Girls, Penguin Publishers, is released in December of 2009. Part of a family of 6 other physicians and one nurse, Dr. Ashton resides in NJ with her husband, renowned Thoracic Surgeon, Dr. Robert Ashton, and their two children.

November 17, 2011

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