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Ashley Vance, MD
Ashley Vance, MD
Graduated - Class of 2018
Contra Costa County FQHC
Research/Clinical Interests: Infertility, contraception, family planning, LGBT health, gynecologic surgery



Institution Degree Field of Study
2018 University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2014 Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania MD Medicine
2009 University of Pennsylvania Post- Baccalaureate Pre-Medical
2006 University of California, Santa Cruz BA Political science

Research & Professional Experience

current Novel markers of ovarian reserve - looking at the total number of antral follicles in the largest dimension and assessed the validity of this measurement also comparing it to gold standard markers.
2010-2011 President of the Perelman School of Medicine's obstetrics and gynecology interest group.
2011 San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua - reproductive health counseling and screenings
2009-2010 Family Planning - Worked on multiple family planning clinical trials. (1) Evaluated teens' ability to appropriately determine whether they should use Plan B. (2) Evaluated patient satisfaction with medical abortion with mifepristone/misoprostol in comparison to surgical management. (3) Looked at the efficacy of an investigational intrauterine system (levonorgestral releasing device) compared with Mirena.
2008-2009 Ovarian Reserve Studies - The main project evaluated ovarian reserve at different stages of cancer treatment. The remaining projects looked at methods of fertility preservation: (1) Looked at whether cryopreserved ovarian tissue could be used to later achieve pregnancy (2) Evaluated the effectiveness of freezing oocytes as an alternative to freezing embryos.
2008 Pre-eclampsia - Collected blood and urine samples and used samples to help in the research and development of immunoassays that may provide earlier detection of the condition.
2008 Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) - Assessed whether EPT decreased the re-infection rates of Chlamydia and/or gonorrhea infection in pregnant patients

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2010 John and Ada Mencke & the Meyerhoff Fund Scholarship - Merit based scholarship
2006 Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society


Gracia CR, Sammel MD, Freeman E, Prewitt M, Carlson C, Ray A, Vance A, Ginsberg JB. Impact of cancer therapies on ovarian reserve. Fertility and Sterility. 2012 Jan; 97(1): 134-140. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 22137491.