Dr. Jennifer Ashton
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Dr. Jennifer Ashton

The country's leading voice of women's health with an unparalleled medical background.

Chief Health and Medical Correspondent for ABC News, Good Morning America and GMA3: What You Need to Know

Expertise In:

  • Health Care Sciences
  • Fitness and Wellness
  • Mental Health
  • Crisis Management
  • Inspiring Lives

Audience & Industry

  • Associations
  • Corporations
  • The Health Care Industry
  • The Professional Services Industry
  • Women's Events

The country's leading voice of women's health with an unparalleled medical background.

Dr. Jennifer Ashton is Board-certified Ob-Gyn, and is also Board-Certified in Obesity Medicine. She is a graduate of Columbia College, Columbia University. She 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 Ob-Gyn 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 received a Master’s of Science Degree in Nutrition from the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Institute of Human Nutrition in 2016, making Dr. Ashton the only M.D.'s with a national news media platform who also has a degree in Nutrition.

Dr. Ashton is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has presented abstracts and posters at national clinical meetings in the fields of General Surgery, Critical Care and Gynecologic Oncology. One of the few physicians with media platforms who still sees patients, she has an active medical practice in Englewood, NJ, where she treats women of all ages for medical and surgical gynecologic conditions. In addition, using her credentials in Obesity Medicine and Nutrition, Dr. Ashton treats obesity/overweight and manages weight-loss medications. 

Dr. Ashton is the Chief Medical Correspondent for ABC News, (only the 3rd person to hold this position in the history of ABC News), and the first OB-Gyn to ever hold this position in national network news media. From 2009-2011, Dr. Ashton was the Medical Correspondent for CBS News Network, where she received the prestigious Columbia Alfred DuPont Award for Excellence in Journalism for her work. Dr. Ashton is the author of 5 books, with her most recent entitled, The Self Care Solution, which came out in December 2019. In addition she writes a 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. She has traveled to the NIH and the CDC headquarters to meet with and interview Dr. Anthony Fauci and the heads of various divisions of the CDC. Dr. Ashton is a 3-time Emmy award winner, winning for ABC’s Breaking News coverage of the Orlando Nightclub Shooting anchored by George Stephanopoulos, and for ABC’s Good Morning America for Best Morning News Broadcast.

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Dr. Jennifer Ashton's Speech Topics

Lessons Learned Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic and How to Build Resilience

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Ashton has met with Dr Anthony Fauci, NIAID Director, at the NIH vaccine development lab, as well as Vice President Mike Pence and Dr Deborah Birx, Coronavirus Response Coordinator in the Office of the Vice President; interviewed Dr Robert Redfield, virologist and Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and has been in direct communication with Dr Stephen Hahn, Food and Drug Commissioner, and Dr Jerome Adams, Surgeon General.   

Challenges in Healthcare Today

Explained by someone with a unique 'macro' and 'micro' view of modern medicine, as a Chief Medical correspondent who reports the nation's top medical news and a practicing physician who sees patients in her medical office. From communication issues, to health care literacy problems that cross socio-economic demographics, Dr. Ashton provides thought-provoking insights into the problems facing us in healthcare, as well as suggests some solutions that can be implemented by both professionals and laypeople alike.

Life After Tragedy

Sharing her personal experience of living through the suicide death of her ex-husband and children's father, in her latest book, Life After Suicide, Dr. Ashton relates her own story of courage and recovery after tragedy struck her family. By facing her own vulnerabilities, and leaning on her co-workers and colleagues, Dr. Ashton returned to a very public and demanding life and job while struggling to care for her grieving children. She shares how it is possible to find strength and comfort even in what seems like an insurmountable crisis.  

Teamwork in Medicine and Media

There is some controversy today as to which type of individual functions better in the workplace- the person who works solo, or the 'team player.' Dr. Ashton shares examples from her careers in Medicine and Media that can be extrapolated to any profession. She offers motivational guidance on how to work outside of one's comfort zone, try new things, work well with others (be a team player), and how to take advantage of both professional and personal obstacles and opportunities.

Works by Dr. Jennifer Ashton