Stanley W. Ashley, MD, is chief medical officer at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), a position he assumed on June 1, 2011.
Ashley has served as Frank Sawyer Professor and vice chair of the Department of Surgery and program director of the General Surgery Residency at BWH. Ashley’s research, which examines the pathophysiology of the small bowel and pancreas, has been funded by both the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Institutes of Health. He has held several important leadership positions, including his current role as director and vice chair of the American Board of Surgery.
Ashley is a graduate of Oberlin College and Cornell University Medical College. He completed a residency in general surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, where he subsequently joined the faculty. He then spent seven years at the University of California at Los Angeles, before coming to BWH in 1997.