Sharon Anita Ashley, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., F.A.S.A. for UC Davis Health

Sharon Anita Ashley, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., F.A.S.A.

Health Sciences Clinical Professor

To see if Sharon Anita Ashley is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



General Anesthesiology

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Locations and Contact

Patient Support Services Building

Patient Support Services Building
4150 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-5031

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Ashley's philosophy of care is that all patients should be provided with expert clinical care, compassion, and respect.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Ashley is a Pediatric Anesthesiologist whose key clinical activities include resident and medical student education. Her specialty is Pediatric Anesthesiology and she is interested in simulation, regional anesthesia and community service.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Ashley's research has focused on the use of neuromuscular block monitoring in animal and human models as well as developing protocols for simulator scenarios in anesthesia for pediatric dental medicine and trauma medicine. Policy interests include writing protocols for resident evaluation and curriculum development.


Pediatric Anesthesiology

Undergraduate School

B.A., Lincoln University, Lincoln University PA 1979

Medical School

M.D., Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA 1976

Other School

M.B.A., Business, Claremont University, Peter F. Drucker School of Management, Claremont CA 2003

Other School

M.P.H., Public Health, UCLA, Los Angeles CA 2000


Pediatrics, Martin Luther King Hospital, Los Angeles CA 1976-1977


Pediatrics/Anesthesia, Martin Luther King Hospital, Los Angeles CA 1977-1980


Pediatric Anesthesiology, Los Angeles Children's Hospital, Los Angeles CA 1994-1995


Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 1996

Achievement of Excellence in Educational Improvement, Department of Anesthesiology - Alumni Association, King-Drew Medical Center, 2004

Education Award, Department of Pediatrics, King-Drew Medical Center, 2004

Patient First Award - Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, 2014

Dean's Team Award for Inclusion Excellence and Excellence in Equity, Diversion, and Inclusion - UC Davis, 2017

Top Doctor -, 2022

Aulakh S, Ashley S, Haas KB, Truong T. Esophageal pH capsule retention. ACG Case Report Journal, 7(6): e00383. 2020.

Ashley SA, Carter TE, Rizkallah N, Yumul R, Jahr JS, Steen SN. Fiberoptic laryngoscopy/bronchoscopy using a simulator for credentialing and future benchmarking. Proceedings of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA). Technology Connections. 2004;24.

Johnson C, Carter T, Yumul R, Ashley S, Steen S. 96% compliance re ACGME core competencies. Society for Education in Anesthesia Annual Meeting. 2003.

Ashley S, Paruchuri V, Wood L, Charles T, Williams-Smith L. Anesthetic management of a fence impalement injury in a child. New York State Society of Anesthesiologists 55th Postgraduate Assembly Proceedings. 2001;(P-9075) 178.

Nesargi S, Ashley S, Rothernberg S, Lewis K, Johnson C. Aged related mortality in urban level 1 trauma center. Trauma Care. 2001;11(1).

DeCiutiis VL, Ashley S, Bryan W, Zhang HP. Hetastarch 6% for the treatment of post spinal headache. Western Anesthesia Resident's Conference Scientific Program. 1998.

Ashley S, Wood L, Louis-Jacques MA, Von Phul R, Wooten D. A comparison of single shot versus continuous supraclavicular nerve block using the plumb bob technique. Regional Anesthesiology Supplement.1995;20(25):133.

Johnson C, Ashley S. Perioperative care of patients with shock and multiple trauma. Lake CL, Rick LJ and RJ Sperry, (ed). Advances in Anesthesia, Vol. 18, Mosby Inc. 2001:233-276.

Johnson C, Ashley S, Steen S. Emergency anesthesia, Yoshikawa T and D Norman, (ed). Acute Emergencies and Critical Care of the Geriatric Patient, 1st Ed, Marcel Dekker Inc., New York. 2000:83-102.

Ashley S, Johnson C, Sessions C. Sickle cell disease, anesthesia, and Sammy Sickler. Seminars in Anesthesia. 1998;(17):130-138.