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Karen Ashby, MD

Karen Ashby, MD



97 Ratings 23 Reviews


OB/GYN-General, OB/GYN-Gynecology

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  • Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine


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

Languages Spoken


Office Locations

Cleveland MacDonald Women's Hospital Suite 1200

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

UH Ahjua Medical Center

1000 Auburn Dr
Beachwood OH, 44122

UH Department of OB/GYN

5850 Landerbrook Dr
Mayfield Heights OH, 44124

Patient Experience Reviews

4.6 out of 5

97 Ratings

Patient Comments (23)

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Good experience

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
She is alway so personal and respectful

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Provider is very personable. ***

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Experience was good.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Wonderful service and experience all around.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Completely love Dr. Ashby! I believe she is the absolute best doctor that I see. Dr. Ashby has been my doctor for more that 20 years and I am very grateful for that.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Dr. Ashby is the best. She is compassionate,caring,very easy to talk to.A top-notch provider.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
I love Dr. Ashby and feel she is a caring physician.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
dr. Ashby is very caring , compassionate, and knowledgeable. She has been my doctor for over 25 years and even when my insurance did not cover my visits, I paid out of pocket to remain her patient.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Dr. Ashby is very thoughtful and personable. I really appreciate the excellent care and attention she gave to me. She is an outstanding physician.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. Ashby is wonderful, I feel well taken care of and like she really cares about her patients.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Dr. Ashby and *** are an amazing team! I feel extremely comfortable talking and sharing with them both!

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Dr Ashby is my GYN and this was a scheduled annual checkup. this was my second visit with Dr Ashby and I like her a lot. her style suits me.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
This was my first visit with Dr. Ashby but I really liked her. She is very personable and caring and I look forward to seeing her again for medical care.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Love Dr.Ashby! she is relatable and caring. she listens and tells what you need to know and explains everything!! there is a reason why I have stayed with her for 20 years!! true asset to UH!!!

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Karen Ashby is an excellent doctor! I've been seeing her for years. I drive to the hospital and pay for parking every year just to see her. Her nursing staff is excellent as well!

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Excellent care and service

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
I had the best possible experience under Dr Ashby's care. She provided me with the best possible surgical experience and follow-up. Her entire team made me feel so much more at ease. At follow-up she took the time to help me understand the medical condition I experienced an my next steps. I will certainly see her again if needed.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Dr. Ashby in an excellent provider and patient centric.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Very Good!!

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
She was very thorough. I felt listened to and heard. I highly recommend her.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
I have been seeing Dr. Ashby for my annual appointment for many years. She is a wonderful and caring doctor. I will continue to see her for my appointments.

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Residency | Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology - Mount Sinai Medical Center Of Cleveland (1990 - 1994)

Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center (1989 - 1990)

Internship | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center (1988 - 1989)

Medical Education
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine (1988)

Princeton University (1984)

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.

As of December 31, 2016, Karen Ashby did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.