Contributing Experts

May 14, 2014

Robert Ashton, MD

Robert Ashton, MD has over 25 years of experience both as a practicing surgeon and in building healthcare businesses. As a board-certified thoracic and general surgeon, Dr. Ashton has broad clinical experience in a diverse array of disease states. He has an extensive background in cardiovascular disease, oncology, obesity, transplantation, and chronic degenerative diseases.

Dr. Ashton has held various positions including division chief and vice- chairman of the Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, has served as a member of the institutional review board and quality councils in major academic medical centers, and as an academic surgeon. Dr. Ashton has published over 75 original manuscripts and abstracts. He has a comprehensive understanding of wellness and preventive medicine and is regarded as a healthcare industry expert and contributor on Fox News Channel along with appearances on the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS World News, and MSNBC.

Prior to joining MYOS, Dr. Ashton was Chief Medical Officer of Advanced Practice Strategies, Inc., a company focused on lifelong learning for clinicians and risk management solutions for hospitals. He currently is a member of Board of Directors at Jenrin Discovery and CytImmune Sciences. He was the co-founder of MDLinx, Inc., an online healthcare media company, that was acquired by So-Net M3, a Sony Communication Network Group Company in 2006.

Dr. Ashton now focuses his efforts on developing strategies to improve health and longevity across a range of patient populations. Dr. Ashton holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology and Philosophy with Honors in both from Muhlenberg College, and a Medical Degree (MD) from the Medical College of Pennsylvania.

Last Updated: May 14, 2014