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Ashely M Alker, MD Emergency Medicine

Primary Specialties
  • Emergency Medicine

Fredericksburg Emergency Medical Alliance, Inc
1001 Sam Perry Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Phone 540.741.1167

  • Office Information

    Primary Office

    Address
    1001 Sam Perry Blvd
    Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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    Phone
    540.741.1167

    Fax
    540.741.1164

  • About

    About the Physician

    Ashely Alker, M.D., M.Sc. is an emergency medicine physician and a nationally published speaker and author, with a focus on using media for public health education and healthcare policy.

    Dr. Alker studied at Harvard School of Public Health’s international institute in Cyprus, where she worked at The Institute for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine, Ashely worked as a healthcare advisor for a U.S. Congressman. During her residency in emergency medicine at The University of California, San Diego, Dr. Alker served as president of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident Student Association (AAEM/RSA).

    Dr. Alker has been a featured writer on TEDMED, KevinMD, White Coat Investor, Feminem, and written a children’s book on understanding death. She is the Chief Medical Media Officer of Doctorpedia, a public health education company. She focuses on accurate portrayals of health and science in media as a medical consultant for major network television and films, including the Emmy Award-winning television show, The Act.

  • Experience

    Education

    Type
    Education
    Major
    Degree
    Date Range
    Education
    Harvard School of Public Health, Cyprus International Institute
    Environmental Public Health
    Master of Science
    08/2008 - 08/2009
    Internship & Residency
    University of California, San Diego
    Emergency Medicine
    06/2015 - 06/2019
    Medical School
    George Washington Hospital
    Doctor of Medicine
    08/2011 - 05/2015

    Areas of Expertise

    PUBLICATIONS, POSTERS AND PRESENTATIONS

    Oreman, Rob, et al. “Bias, Chest Tubes and Listener Mail.” ERcast, season 1, episode 26, May 2019.

    Alker, Ashely. “Women in Emergency Medicine Leadership Panel.” Southern California EM Symposium Sponsored by CAL/AAEM and AAEM/RSA, 2 Feb. 2019, Los Angeles, California.

    Zach Jarou, MD, et al. “Factors Affecting AAMC SVI Performance.” Factors Affecting AAMC SVI Performance EMRA, EM Resident , 17 Apr. 2018, www.emra.org/emresident/article/svi-study-results/.

    Alker, Ashely. The Making of a LeadER. CORD Connects, 1 November 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYVcONKBwMA&feature=youtu.be.

    Alker, Ashely. “The Wonder Women of WiEM: Why Do Female Superheroes Still Need Support Organizations?.” Common Sense, vol. 25, no. 2, 1 March 2018, p.40.

    Alker, Ashely. “Delivery of Healthcare in Challenging Conditions.” Providing High Quality Emergency Care in Low Resource Environments. Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress, 9 Sept. 2017, Lisbon, Portugal.

    Alker, Ashely. “Let’s get Political.” Common Sense, vol. 24, no. 5, 1 Sept 2017, p.19.

    Alker, Ashely. “Represent Yourself.” Common Sense, vol. 24, no. 4, 1 July 2017, p.25.

    Alker, Ashely. “Wellness and Resiliency.” Common Sense, vol. 24, no. 3, 1 May 2017, p.25.

    Alker, Ashely. “Be the Exception and Make the Rules.” Common Sense, vol. 24, no. 1, 1 January 2017, p.18.

    Alker, Ashely. “How to Make a Leader.” FemInEM, FemInEm, 17 July 2017.

    Alker A, TEDx UCSD, Speaker, University of California, San Diego, May 2016

    Alker A, “Crossing Borders: A Preventative Health Opportunity in the Emergency Department.” Abstract, Poster, American Academy of Emergency Medicine. February 2016.

    Alker A, “Presentation of Urethral Transection in the Emergency Department.” Abstract, Poster, American Academy of Emergency Medicine. February 2016.

    Alker A, “Presentation of Acute Gout in the Emergency Department.” Abstract, Poster, American Academy of Emergency Medicine. February 2016.

    Alker A, “Presentation of rental Detachment.” Abstract, Poster, American Academy of Emergency Medicine. February 2016.

    Alker A, "A Physician at TEDMED 2015: Here's the Topic That Stood Out." KevinMD.com. KevinMD, 19 Nov. 2015. http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2015/11/physician-tedmed-2015-heres-topic-stood.html.

    Alker A, "Finding Humanity in Healthcare." TEDMED 2015. TEDMED, 24 Nov. 2015. http://tedmed.tumblr.com/post/133886412423/finding-humanity-in-healthcare.

    Alker, A. "Facing Death and Our Dying Wishes." The San Diego Union-Tribune 01 Oct. 2015, Opinion sec.: B11. Print.

    Alker A. “West Nile Virus Associated Acute Flaccid Paralysis.” British Medical Journal Case Reports May, 2 2015, doi:10.1136/bcr 2014-206480

    Nehme M, Alker A, Ayanian S, “West Nile Virus Case Presentation.” Presentation at George Washington Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds, February 26, 2014

    Alker A, “Immigrant Vaccination Rate Survey, Ramon y Cajal Urgent Care.” Abstract, Poster, George Washington University Research Colloquial. April 2013

    Alker A, Kippin T, “Epidermal Growth Factor Induced Proliferation of Neurosphere Forming Cells,” Abstract, Poster, University of California Undergraduate Research Colloquium, April 2008

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