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Ashley graduated from Seton Hill University in 2013 with a Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies.  She is Board Certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.  She has experience practicing in Hospitalist Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Hematology and Cellular Therapy.  She spent several years at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas helping develop, launch, and successfully co-manage a Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program.  

She joined the faculty at Duquesne University in 2021 as an Assistant Professor and Director of Simulation. She is Director of Simulation for The Rangos School of Health Sciences, teaches Clinical Lab Methods, Preparing for Clinical Practice and Applied Clinical Methods I and II. She is passionate about education, hands- on instruction and helping her students develop the critical thinking skills necessary to navigate the science and art of medicine.  


  • B.S.B.A, M.B.A., Duquesne University
  • C.P.A., Pennsylvania

Research Interests or Expertise

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hematology and Cellular Therapy
  • Hospitalist Medicine
  • Medical ProceduresResearch Link




  • Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Vu, Sophia, Ashley Iams, and Andra Blomkalns. "Neutropenia, Hypoxia, and the Complexities of Emergency Medicine: A Case of Dapsone-Induced Methemoglobinemia." The Journal of Emergency Medicine 56.4 (2019): e47-e49.).
  • Preparing for Clinical Practice
  • Clinical Lab Methods
  • Applied Clinical Methods I and II
  • Simulation