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Phoebe Ashley


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Dr. Phoebe A. Ashley is a cardiologist with a special interest in caring for women, particularly those who experience adverse pregnancy outcomes, which increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Her goal is to identify pregnant patients with risk factors (such as gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia and premature delivery) and change the trajectory of their future heart health by helping them address these issues.

Ashley enjoys educating other medical professionals as well as her patients and their families. She is passionate about caring for the whole patient and managing the many factors that contribute to a person's well-being.

Ashley earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where she also completed a residency and chief residency in internal medicine. She completed a fellowship in cardiology at the University of New Mexico's Health Sciences Center.

  • Education

    Marquette University School of Medicine, MD, 1994

  • Residencies

    Medical College of Wisconsin, 1998

  • Fellowships

    University of New Mexico, 2001

  • Academic Title


I aim to practice by Sir William Osler's advice: "Listen to the patient; he is telling you the diagnosis."

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    146 Ratings
    About our process
    Jul 09, 2023
    The best doctor appt I ever had. Such good listening concern explanation and suggestions on how to move forward. I felt so taken care of and confident of my care.
    Jul 06, 2023
    Dr. Phoebe Ashley is extraordinarily kind and personable on top of being an excellent Doctor!I truly love her!
    Jul 01, 2023
    Dr Ashley is amazing. Expert physician and caring manner
    Jun 29, 2023
    Just so pleased to meet Dr. Ashley - I am very fortunate to be her patient - very excellent exam and advice and answering questions I had
    Jun 01, 2023
    Dr Ashley is amazing!
    May 30, 2023
    Dr Ashley is caring compassionate and very easy to talk to. She is knowledgeable and flexible and a great listener.
    May 23, 2023
    Dr Ashley is a great professional. She lays out possible outcomes from tests and is reassuring about what can be done in each event. She listens well & is patient answering my questions. I would definitely recommend her. She is well versed in differences in womens heart health vs mens. I feel fortunate to have her as my cardiologist.
    May 21, 2023
    Provider - GoodMyChart - Not so much
    May 03, 2023
    What a joy to have Dr Ashley as my provider. She shows her care and compassion in little ways a smile a light touch on your knee the tone of her voice. These gestures make me feel good inside.
    Apr 28, 2023
    Very thorough and professional.. Enjoyed the visit.
    Apr 23, 2023
    Excellent dr
    Apr 01, 2023
    Dr Ashley exceeded my expectations. Super impressed by her thoroughness and insightfulness.
    Mar 28, 2023
    She is the best expert I never met before! She is perfect she is great!
    Mar 23, 2023
    Dr Ashley was amazing.
    Mar 14, 2023
    Very thorough knowledgeable and reassuring. Friendly. Professional.
    Mar 14, 2023
    Excellent all around
    Mar 09, 2023
    Excellent doctor
    Mar 04, 2023
    I didn't appreciate the provider putting "possible anxiety" as a possible cause of my concerns In her initial write-up for first session. That is very frustrating and hurtful. "Possible residual stress" and/or "undetermined other factors" would have instead been positive appropriate wording for such a first session. There could be many reasons for fatigue In a person's life (such as heavy eyelids). Also seeking second opinion/evaluation of a report that stated there could be an issue should have been seen as brave and wise.I am a very proactive person and an excellent analyst. I do the best I can to take exceptional care of my health. Seeking health review from an incredibly excellent institution such as yours should not subject me or my medical records to unsupported psychosocial terms that could create stigma and impact my self-esteem reputation and impression by other providers. UCSF should instead be Incredibly proud of me for taking such proactive steps in my health and glad I see them as experts. My health questions should be seen as appropriately checking my concerns questions and health status before progressing into older age years I can be proactive.I was otherwise very pleased and happy with this thorough provider though the write-up was very very (incredibly) frustrating and not respectful to me in this specific regard.I was there that day for medical review of my heart not an evaluation of my psychology and my reputation at risk. In thoroughness I have proactively sought therapy support in the past (as good for most people to do) and anxiety was never stated as an issue. My medical chart should be free of anxiety. UCSF should instead be very proud of me and delighted to see me!
    Mar 03, 2023
    Dr. Ashley was wonderful. So kind and thoughtful. Very concerned for me about my problem.
    Mar 02, 2023
    Dr. Ashley was extremely caring thoughtful and concise during the visit.
    Feb 26, 2023
    Phoebe was great! She was very detailed in her questioning!
    Feb 17, 2023
    Dr Ashley listen to all my concerns and gave answers to my questions
    Feb 16, 2023
    The clinicians at my prior testing recommended dr Ashley as the best clinician and they were not wrong. Dr Ashley is the real deal: Thorough and caring informative and educated. I'm so excited to be working with her!
    Feb 09, 2023
    Outstanding cardiologist! Kind thorough attentive and detail oriented. Dr. Ashley Is amazing.
    Jan 31, 2023
    Best Dr ever! Very thorough. Listened. Showed concern and payed attention to all details. Thorough exploration. I couldn't be more pleased.
    Jan 21, 2023
    Outstanding one of the best experiences I've had.
    Dec 24, 2022
    Dr. Ashley is probably the most thorough and caring specialist I have ever seen. She spent over an hour with me going over my entire medical history. I appreciated that she considered my whole health picture because mine is a complex one (I probably have a connective tissue disorder that has caused numerous issues but am awaiting confirmation with genetic testing). She really listened to me and took the time to connect all of the dots. She was very knowledgeable about connective tissue disorders as well as how menopause affects women's heart (and overall) health. I learned a lot during my visit and felt that my concerns were taken seriously. I am thankful I found Dr. Ashley to help me assess my current heart health and maintain it into the future. I already recommended her to a friend who has been frustrated by cardiologists who don't take her symptoms seriously (she's on her 5th cardiologist I think!).
    Dec 15, 2022
    I work for UCSF and I'm so proud of the level of care our doctors have.My visit was excellent .
    Dec 15, 2022
    Dr. Ashley's ability to make you feel heard is above and beyond any healthcare provider I have ever encountered
    Dec 14, 2022
    Dr Ashley was excellent!!
    Dec 11, 2022
    Dr Ashley gave the best physician experience I can recall having in recent years -and it was all the more important given the nature of my visit and the health concerns we are navigating. Thoroughly grateful and impressed.
    Dec 08, 2022
    Dr Ashley was wonderful!! She really listened to my issue and asked thoughtful questions. I felt like she was really trying to help me.
    Dec 08, 2022
    Dr. Ashley is the best medical care provider I have ever experienced.
    Dec 08, 2022
    Really excellent care!!
    Nov 26, 2022
    Very articulate and knowledgeable
    Nov 20, 2022
    Hope to see her on future visits. She has my confidence.
    Nov 11, 2022
    Dr. Phoebe Ashley is absolutely the best... Very knowledgeable and professional. She was thorough In the questions she asked regarding my problem was a good listener and answered my questions gladly and clearly. Doctor Ashley is a definite asset to your organization!
    Nov 11, 2022
    I transferred care from my prior Cardiologist as he was very dismissive of my concerns and questions. I have found Dr. Ashely to be very patient centered and took time to listen and understand on going symptoms that have been dealing with.
    Nov 08, 2022
    Without a doubt the best doctor ever seen! Answered all my ?'s thoroughly asked ?'s about my history. Felt an extremely complete comprehensive & thorough examListened to all my concerns & even offered other possibilities further tests ordered . Exceptional practitioner!!!!
    Nov 03, 2022
    Dr Ashley was excellent kind personal brilliant and one of the best doctors I've ever had. Grateful.
    Oct 18, 2022
    Sep 30, 2022
    As a physician and previous medical administrator Dr Ashley is one of the most compassionate dedicated and skilled physicians I have ever had the privilege to have Interact with as a patient and/or co worker. This is no small feat as I have had professional interactions that exceeds more than 1000 physician contacts. She Is truly extraordinary and an example to us all on how to perform a physical exam and elicit a detailed medical history that is integrated with exceptional diagnostic acumen.
    Sep 23, 2022
    I especially appreciated Dr. Ashley's thoroughness in the exam and in taking my history. She is personable and kind warm and caring. An excellent addition to the UCSF team!
    Sep 19, 2022
    I cannot in good conscience recommend UCSF care to anyone. The booking system is needlessly cruel
    Sep 15, 2022
    Amazing appointment. The physician showed great care and had clearly spent considerable time absorbing my history and taking notes. She showed no hurry in seeing me and took a holistic approach that I appreciate.
    Sep 15, 2022
    Doctor was competent and thorough