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Dr. Jennifer Ashton Named CBS Broadcast News Correspondent

04/15/2009

Dr. Ashton Will Report for THE EARLY SHOW and Will Contribute to All CBS News Broadcasts and Platforms 

Jennifer Ashton, M.D., a board-certified physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey, has been named a CBS News medical correspondent, it was announced by Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports. In her new role, Dr. Ashton will report on a broad range of medical topics for CBS News’ THE EARLY SHOW and will contribute to the division’s other broadcasts and platforms. The appointment is effective immediately. Dr. Ashton will continue practicing medicine. 

 “CBS News is committed to providing viewers with the information they need most,” says McManus. “Dr. Ashton’s proven ability to clearly explain sometimes complicated health and medical news will be an asset to CBS News and THE EARLY SHOW.” 

Most recently, Dr. Ashton served as a medical contributor for Fox News (2006-09). During that time, she was also a featured expert on XM Radio’s “Oprah & Friends” with Dr. Mehmet Oz and appeared on PBS and The Learning Channel’s “A Baby Story.”  Dr. Ashton’s private medical practice, Hygeia Gynecology, treats women in Englewood for both medical and surgical gynecologic conditions.
          
Dr. Ashton is a member of several professional organizations and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  She has done clinical research and presented at national clinical meetings in the fields of General Surgery, Critical Care and Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Ashton serves on the Board of Trustees of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine, is active with many charities and has been recognized for her philanthropic efforts by numerous foundations. 

Her first book, on teenage health and wellness, is due to be published in December of 2009 (Penguin).

About Jennifer Ashton, MD:
Dr. Ashton was born in Victorville, Calif. She was graduated from Columbia College, Columbia University in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in Art History and from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2000 with an M.D, the same year she was awarded the prestigious Bartlestone Award in Pharmacology. She completed her residency in women’s health and gynecologic surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in NYC, an affiliate of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Ashton served as Administrative Chief Resident and was awarded Chief Resident of the Year upon completing her residency. She lives in N.J. with her husband, Dr. Robert Ashton, a thoracic surgeon, and their two children.

“We are extremely proud of our outstanding physicians, their accomplishments and the level of commitment that they exhibit for our patients and Medical Center,” said Douglas Duchak, President and CEO of Englewood Hospital. “We will continue our efforts to keep pace with the changing healthcare needs of our community and help ensure that our doctors are provided with the necessary tools so that they may offer the highest quality of care to our patients.”

Physicians profiled in the Castle Connolly guidebook represent the top 10% of NY metro area doctors in more than 65 medical specialties and subspecialties for the care and treatment of more than 2,100 diseases and medical conditions.

Approximately 12,000 medical professionals in New York City, Westchester County, Rockland County, Long Island, and portions of New Jersey and Connecticut were asked to identify doctors whom they not only consider the best in their field, but also those whom they would refer their own patients and family members to. Those polled named more doctors in more specialties from Englewood Hospital than from any other hospital in northern New Jersey.

For a referral to one of Englewood Hospital’s “Top Doctors” or any of its 800 outstanding physicians, call 1.866.980.EHMC (3462) or visit the online physician finder.