Ashley K. R. Fernandes, MD, PhD

Ashley Fernandes

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Biography

Ashley K. Fernandes, MD, PhD, is the associate director of the Center for Bioethics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, and an associate professor of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He received an MA in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University; an MD from The Ohio State University; and a PhD in Philosophy from Georgetown University.

Dr. Fernandes is board certified in General Pediatrics. Focusing on bioethics and professionalism educational scholarship, he will be appointed the Director of Competency for Professionalism at the College of Medicine in 2019 and is the Director of the fourth year medical student ambulatory and chronic care sub internship, "Advanced Management in Relationship Centered Care." He is also a Longitudinal Group instructor for first and second medical students. His scholarly interests include Medicine and the Holocaust studies, pediatric ethics, and philosophical anthropology as it relates to medical practice and social justice. He also practices both hospital and ambulatory pediatrics.

Dr. Fernandes is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, an elected member of the AAP’s Executive Committee on Bioethics, a member of the AOA Medical Honor Society, and a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, receiving the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award in 2010. He has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards, most recently The Ohio State University College of Medicine’s “Courage to Teach” and “Inspire” Awards. Dr. Fernandes is also a member of the Catholic Medical Association, which awarded him the national Mentor of the Year Award in 2015. He lives with his wife Shruti (a family physician) and two boys in Dublin, Ohio.

Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Lead.Serve.Inspire “Inspire” Award, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2017
  • Fall Celebration of Educational Scholarship, Best Podium Presentation Award, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 2017
  • Candy Apple Award, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2017
  • Patrick Guinan National Physician Mentor of the Year Award, Catholic Medical Association, Student Section, 2015
  • Collaborator in Caring Award, Medical Education and Professionalism, Dayton Children's Hospital, 2014
  • Award for Teaching Excellence, Wright State University School of Medicine, 2014
  • Nominee for the AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award, Wright State University, 2013
  • Community Pediatrician of the Year Award, Dayton Children's Hospital, 2012
  • Faculty Development Award, Wright State University, 2011
  • Community Pediatrician of the Year Award, Dayton Children's Hospital, 2011
  • Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, 2010
  • Award for Teaching Excellence, Wright State University School of Medicine, 2010
  • Nominee for the AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award, Wright State University, 2008
  • Member, Courage to Teach Honor Society, 2017 - 2017
  • Member (Awarded), Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Epsilon Chapter, 2011 - Present
  • Member, Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2010 - Present
  • Scholar, Harvard-Macy Institute for Program Educators, 2009 - 2009
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007 - Present
  • Member, Catholic Medical Association, 1996 - Present
Education

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 08/01/2014

Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
Residency St Louis University School of Medicine Date Completed: 06/30/2006
Medical School Ohio State University College of Medicine Date Completed: 06/13/2003
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Hospital Medicine