• Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, CWRU School of Medicine

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Board Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education & Training

Undergraduate

1984, Princeton University

Medical / Professional School(s)

1988, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Internship

1989, Internal Medicine - New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Residency

1990, Internal Medicine - New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
1994, Obstetrics and Gynecology - MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER OF CLEVELAND

Expertise

Gynecologic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery for Bleeding Disorders, Fibroids, Pelvic Pain, Endometriosis, Pelvic Prolapse, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Uterine Fibroids, Health Education, Community Outreach

Office Locations

UH Case Medical Center
(216)844-3941
Department of OB/GYN-General OB/GYN
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
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UH Department of OB/GYN
(440)720-3250
5850 Landerbrook Dr
UH Landerbrook Health Center, Ste 300
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
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Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

For calendar year 2012, Karen Ashby, MD did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.