Dr. Jennifer Ashton is a 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. She is currently enrolled in the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Institute of Human Nutrition Master's Degree Program in Clinical Nutrition (anticipated completion is 2015) making Dr. Ashton one of the only M.D.'s with a national media platform who also has a degree in Nutrition.
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. She has also been awarded the Policeman's Benevolent Association Medal of Honor for providing emergency medical care to injured Englewood Police Officers during the snow storm of February, 2008, and honored by the city of Englewood for heroic service to Haitian earthquake victims.
In 2013: CBS Paramount Television announced that Dr. Ashton had been signed as a new co-host of the nationally syndicated daytime medical tv show, The Doctors. In 2012: Dr. Ashton was named Senior Medical Contributor for ABC News, Good Morning America, and World News with Diane Sawyer. In 2011, Dr. Ashton was named co-host of the ABC Daytime tv show, The Revolution. In April, 2009, Dr. Ashton was the Medical Correspondent for CBS News Network and was seen daily on The Early Show and regularly on The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. Dr. Ashton received the prestigious Columbia Alfred DuPont Award for Excellence in Journalism for her work on CBS's Children of The Recession Series. Dr. Ashton was 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 award-winning book, The Body Scoop for Girls (Penguin Publishers), was released in January of 2010, and is a relatable guidebook for teenage health. Her second book, Your Body Beautiful (Penguin Publishers), was released on January 5, 2012, and is a new-age head to toe guide to vitality and beauty for women age 30 and over. Dr. Ashton is on the medical advisory board to Fitness Magazine and the author of monthly feature column, "Ask Dr. Ashton", in Cosmopolitan Magazine.
In January, 2010, Dr. Ashton travelled to Haiti with a medical team where she treated victims of the earthquake for 8 days. During this time, she also related her experiences for CBS News on their national tv broadcasts.
Part of a family of 5 other physicians and one nurse, Dr. Ashton resides in NJ with her husband, renowned Thoracic Surgeon, Dr. Robert Ashton, and their two children. She is a triathlete and an ice hockey fan and mom. In her private medical practice, Dr. Ashton cares for numerous Division 1 and Division 3 collegiate athletes and has managed their menstrual issues so as to maximize their athletic performance.