Patient Support Services Building
4150 V St., Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Philosophy of Care
Dr. Ashley's philosophy of care is that all patients should be provided with expert clinical care, compassion, and respect.
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.
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.
M.D., Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA 1976
M.B.A., Business, Claremont University, Calremont CA 2003
M.P.H., Public Health, UCLA, Los Angeles CA 2000
Pediatrics/Anesthesia, King-Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles CA 1977-1980
Pediatric Anesthesiology, Los Angeles Children's Hospital, Los Angeles CA 1994-1996
Educational Leadership, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 2004-2005
American Board of Anesthesiology, 2010
American Board of Anesthesiology - Pediatric Anesthesiology, 2014
Florida Medical License, 2018
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Florida Society of Anesthesiologists
National Medical Association
Society for Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
Society of Pediatric Anesthesologists
Honors and Awards
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
Outstanding Faculty Award for Didactic Teaching, King-Drew Medical Center, 2001
Outstanding Scholarship, Leadership and Service Award, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, UCLA, 1999
Ann G. Quealey Memorial Award, UCLA School of Public Health, 2000
Select Recent Publications
Ashley SA, Carter TE, Rizkallah N, Yumul R, Jahr JS and SN Steen. 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 and S Steen. 96% compliance re ACGME core competencies. Society for Education in Anesthesia Annual Meeting. 2003.
Ashley S, Paruchuri V, Wood L, Charles T and L Williams-Smith. 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 and C Johnson. Aged related mortality in urban level 1 trauma center. Trauma Care. 2001;11(1).
DeCiutiis VL, AShley S, Bryan W and HP Zhang. 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 and D. Wooten. A comparison of single shot versus continuous supraclavicular nerve block using the plumb bob technique. Regional Anesthesiology Supplement.1995;20(25): 133.
Johnson C and S Ashley: Perioperative care of patients with shock and multiple trauma, Lake CL, Rick LJ and RJ Sperry, (ed), Advances in Anesthesia, Vol. 18, Mosby Inc., pp. 2001;233-276.
Johnson C, Ashley S and S Steen: 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 and C Sessions. Sickle cell disease, anesthesia, and Sammy Sickler. Seminars in Anesthesia. 1998;(17) 130-138.
King HK, Ashley S, Braithwaite J, Decayette J and D Wooten. Adequacy of general anesthesia for cesarean section. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 1993;(77) 84-88.