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Dr. Jennifer Ashton        

Board-Certified Ob-Gyn, Emmy Award-Winning Former Chief Medical Correspondent, "ABC News" & "Good Morning America" & Founder of Ajenda

Dr. Jennifer Ashton is the founder of Ajenda, a women-focused wellness company backed by science.

Dr. 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, 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, Dr. Ashton is licensed to practice medicine in New York, New Jersey, and California, and is currently expanding her clinical practice to address health and nutrition concerns of women nationwide. In addition, using her credentials in Obesity Medicine and Nutrition, Dr. Ashton treats obesity/overweight and manages weight-loss medications.

Dr. Ashton previously served as 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. 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 6 books and has written a monthly feature column, “Ask Dr. Ashton”, in Cosmopolitan Magazine.

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 4-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.

Speech Topics

Speech Topics

  • Mental Health
  • Pandemic lessons learned
  • Taking charge of your health
  • Resilience after tragedy
  • Insights from 16 years in national network news covering medical headlines


Day in the Life: ABC Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Jennifer Ashton
Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News chief medical correspondent, shares her daily schedule while covering the coronavirus pandemic.

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