Sharon Ashley, M.D.

Sharon Anita Ashley, M.D.


General Anesthesiology

Pediatric Anesthesiology


  • Clinical Professor


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4150 V St., Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 954-270-4382
Phone: 916-816-3078
Clinic Fax: 916-734-7980
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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.

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


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

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

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

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

Internship: Pediatrics, King-Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles CA 1976-1977


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

Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology, 2010

American Board of Anesthesiology - Pediatric Anesthesiology,

Florida Medical License,

Professional Memberships

American Society of Anesthesiologists

Florida Society of Anesthesiologists

National Medical Association

Society for Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

Society of Pediatric Anesthesiologists

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

Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Department of Anesthesiology, King-Drew Medical Center,, 1999

Certificate of Appreciation, King-Drew Medical Center/UCLA School of Medicine, 1992

Letter of Commendation for Outstanding Performance in providing care to victims of a shooting incident at the 49th Street Elementary School on February 24, 1984, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 1984

Academic Scholarship, Lincoln University, 1966

Select Recent Publications

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.

King HK, Ashley S, Braithwaite J, Decayette J, Wooten D. Adequacy of general anesthesia for cesarean section. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 1993;(77):84-88.