Melvin Ashford


CLINICAL EXPERIENCE: OBGYN and Pelvic Specialty Care / Executive and Medical Director - Minnesota Women’s Care, Maplewood, MN (since 7/2012) |Medical Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology (1/03- 7/12) - Staff Ob&Gyn (7/01- 1/03) - Salary Administration Committee Member (1/04-Present) - Clinical Leadership Committee, Member (1/05- Present) at Aspen Medical Group, St. Paul, MN (7/01 – 7/12) | Medical Director, Healtheast Midwifery Program (5/03 –5/2010) Member, Surgical Quality Review Committee (5/03- 12/2014), Member, Clinical Review Committee for Maplewood Surgery Center (12/07 –Present), Member, Medical Executive committee for the Maplewood Surgery Center (12/07 – Present), Director, Maplewood Surgery Center Board of Directors, (1/2017 – Present) at Healtheast Care System, St. Paul, MN (5/03- Present) | Consultant, Physician Training and Product Development pertaining to female incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and related procedures. (1/05- Present) at. Coloplast Corporation, St. Paul, MN (8/06- Present) | Consultant, Physician Training and Development for Davinci Robotic Surgery (10/10- 12/2015) at Intuitive Surgical Corporation (10/10-Present) HOSPITAL AFFILIATES: Healtheast Hospital System, Maplewood, MN (2001-present) | Fairview Hospital System, Minneapolis, MN (2001-present) MEDICAL LICENSURE: State of Minnesota Board of Medical Practice | EDUCATION: St. Peter’s University Health Center for Women - Formal instruction on the surgical and medical management of women with pelvic floor disorders and urinary incontinence (7/00 – 7/01) | University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (7/97 – 6/01) | M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (10/99 – 11/99) | Boston University School of Medicine, Doctorate of Medicine, MD ( 9/93- 5/97) | University of Michigan, Bachelor of Arts (9/90- 5/93) BOARD CERTIFICATIONS: (Jan 2003- Present) American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diplomat | (June 2013-Present) Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: American Urogynecologic Society | American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology | American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists | American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery | American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology | International Urogynecology Society | International Pelvic Pain Society | American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery