Jennifer Ashton is a Board-certified Ob-Gyn, author, and TV medical correspondent. She is currently working as chief health & medical editor and correspondent for ABC News as well as Good Morning America. She has also been a chief women’s health correspondent for ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ where guests like Shaun T and Tony Robbins have appeared.
According to reports of Dailymail.com on 14 February 2017, Jennifer’s ex-husband Dr. Robert C Ashton Jr. jumped to his death at the age of 2 from the George Washington Bridge. Before his jump, he wrote a note writing the number of his ex-wife Jennifer requesting to call her. Further, the ex-couple were together from 1996-2017 and died just two weeks after their divorce finalized.
Caption: The medical correspondent, Ob-Gyn, and author, Jennifer Ashton.
Source: ABC News
Jennifer Ashton: Bio, Family, Education
Ashton was born on 23 April 1969 in George Air Force Base, California, US. She was born as the daughter to father Oscar Garfein, a New York City cardiologist, and mother Dorothy Garfein, a registered nurse. Further, she has a brother named Evan Garfein who is a chief of plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery at Montefiore Hospital in New York City.
She attended Horace Mann School in Riverdale, New York City, and finished schooling with French and English. She later attended Columbia College, Columbia University, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in art history in 1991. The medical adviser also received her medical degree in Physicians and Surgeons from the same college in 2000.
From a young age, she has gravitated towards being a doctor as she had greatly influenced by her parents. As years passed by, she drew her interest into being gynecology and later primary care issues affecting women. So, she enrolled at Columbia University from where she received her master’s degree in nutrition from Columbia University in 2016. Additionally, Dr. Ashton is also board certified in Obesity Medicine.
Jennifer Ashton: Career & Life Achievements
In 2008, Dr. Ashton opened her private medical practice called Hygeia Gynecology in Englewood, New Jersey. It resembles more a spa than a clinic equipped with luxurious materials and high tech equipment. In addition, she finished her residency at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York which renamed Mount Sinai Morningside.
As an author, she has wrote a number of magazine articles as well as contributed to a health blog for The Record. Ashton has also authored three books to date. They are on ‘The Body Scoop for Girls (2009)’, ‘Your Body Beautiful (2012)’, and ‘Eat This When You’re Expecting, Not That (2016)’.
One of the few practicing physicians, she also became one of them to launch her career as a medical television correspondent. Moreover, she is noted as the first female medical contributor to the network, Fox News Channel in 2006. Then she left to join CBS News in 2009 as a medical correspondent. she appeared on the shows like ‘The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric’ and ‘The Early Show’.
Since 2012, she has been working as a senior medical contributor unit in the ABC network News medical unit. Moreover, she became the co-host of the nationally- syndicated and Emmy Award-winning daytime medical show ‘The Doctors’ created by Phil McGraw, from 2013-2016. In 2015, Dr. Ashton was named Chief Women’s Health Correspondent for ABC News and appeared several times a week on the nation’s number one rated morning news broadcast, Good Morning America.
Jennifer Ashton: Personal Life & Husband
Coming over to the personal life of a medical adviser who attempts to break down ease with comfortable and understandable conversations. Well, she is a divorcee and currently spending her single life. However, after two weeks of her divorced finalized with her ex-husband, he committed suicide, jumping from the George Washington Bridge. Moreover, She married her ex-husband Robert Ashton Jr. on 31 August 1996.
Further, Robert also belonged to the medical line as a thoracic and cardiac surgeon. Robert was the thoracic surgery director at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and chief thoracic surgeon at Hackensack University Medical Center. The ex-couple together had welcomed two children: Chloe and Alex. Their marriage remained almost a decade and divorced finalized in January 2017. Ashton went public about her ex-husband’s death during an interview with colleague George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America, after news of Kate Spade’s suicide broke in June 2018.
Caption: Jennifer Ashton and ex-husband Robert Ashton Jr.
Jennifer Ashton: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Talking about her earning, without any doubts, she must be making a hefty amount from her authored books, writing blogs and articles, medical advice, and appearing on television. Therefore, according to sources, her net worth has an estimation of around $8 million earning from her career.
She is highly active over different social media platforms with verified accounts. On Twitter, she has an account @DrJAshton with 88.8k followers. She goes by the handle @drjashton with 189k followers. Ashton has also a verified Facebook account under her name with more than 46.5 followers. She also runs and owns her own website under her name ‘jenniferashtonmd.com‘.
Jennifer Ashton: Body Measurements
The veteran medical has a slim and fit boy that has a height of 5 feet 9 inches or 1.75 meters and weighs around 60 kg. Her body has measurements of 33 inches breast size, 24 inches waist size, and 34 inches hips size. She has attractive blue eyes with blond hair color.