Dr. Ash, a native of West End, received her undergraduate degree from Beloit College where she graduated with honors in Biochemistry (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude). She then matriculated to Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in 1987 and earned a Degree in Medicine (MD) in 1991. Dr. Ash interned in Transitional Medicine at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC; followed by an Ophthalmology Residency at Stanford University in Stanford, CA and completed her training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey.
Dr. Ash is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is also a member of the Christian Ophthalmology Society, Vision Outreach International and the Grand Bahama Medical and Dental Association.
Education oriented, she has published many scientific articles. Proactive in the treatment of as many Bahamians as possible at the earliest possible stage of intervention, she was a pioneer in the establishment of an ophthalmology department at the Rand (Grand Bahama Health Services). She became the Consultant Ophthalmologist for the establishment of Ophthalmology trained Registered Nurses in the Bahamas.
Additionally, she has served as visiting professor for numerous grand rounds, delivered countless presentations to ophthalmic societies both in the Bahamas and internationally.