"I studied medicine for two reasons: to help people and for the intellectual challenge. I believe in treating all patients as if they were family. I learned that philosophy as a third-year medical student and it still makes sense to me."
Kevin Ashby, MD, has been a board-certified and fellowship-trained gastroenterology physician since 1993. He currently serves patients at his practice in Irvine and Foothill Ranch, California.
Dr. Ashby earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School, where he was one of only fifty students accepted into the Inteflex accelerated medical program. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of California San Diego Medical Center, where he received the Chief Medical Resident's Award for teaching. Dr. Ashby then pursued a gastroenterology fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He served as a clinical instructor at both the University of California San Diego and the University of California, Los Angeles.
He studied medicine for two reasons: to help people and for the intellectual challenge. Dr. Ashby believes in treating all patients as if they were family. He learned that philosophy as a third-year medical student, and it still holds true to him today.
Dr. Ashby is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Gastroenterological Association, and he has achieved the prestigious designation of fellow in both societies. He has lectured nationally and has had numerous research studies published in peer-reviewed medical journals.
A Chicago native, Dr. Ashby enjoys bicycling and listening to jazz, and he is passionate about volunteering for various charities, such as Free Wheelchair Mission.
Dr. Ashby is fortunate to have received reflections from his patients about how he has helped them. Here are some of our favorites:
"I have seen Dr. Ashby for over 10 years. He is very compassionate. Once I was losing weight like mad and he would call me every day – even on the weekend – to see how I was doing. That is very rare for a doctor to do these days. I feel he is the best GI doctor in Orange County! He was born to be a GI doctor. I recommend him 100 percent!"
"I first met Dr. Ashby approximately 5 years ago at my bedside at Saddleback Hospital. Ever since then, he immediately became my very best favorite doctor. Trust me, at age 77 I have several doctors who I visit on a regular basis. His caring and paying attention to details of my health condition, along with his pleasant and kind personality, make me feel as if I am being treated by my own son. God bless Dr. Kevin Ashby!"