William F. Ashley

After graduating from Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Illinois, Dr. Ashley majored in biological science at Loyola University of Chicago’s Lake Shore Campus where he did research in organic chemistry and did extensive tutoring in the sciences, before receiving a Bachelor of Science degree Magna Cum Laude upon graduation. He then attended the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine, co-managing the UIC medical student lecture note coop during his freshman and sophomore years, and then receiving a Medical Doctorate degree in 1982.

He began his post-graduate medical training with a rotating medical-surgical internship at Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital, followed a residency in general internal medicine at Hines Veterans Administration Hospital. After completing his post-graduate training, he worked in research and served as a clinical instructor in medicine at Westside Veterans Administration Hospital, where he oversaw the residents in the general medical and medical consult clinics, and lectured the medical students. He became interested in law early on, gradually transitioning into that field, and now has over 20 years’ experience.

Dr. Ashley’s areas of professional interest include medicine and the law, mechanisms and long-term outcomes of injury, healthcare screening protocols, electronic medical record design, pathophysiology, and clinical neurology. Personal interests include: higher mathematics, mechanics/physics, etymology, hiking/climbing/camping, physical fitness, nutrition, dogs and other pets, and contemporary music.