Kathleen Ashton, Ph.D.

Department General Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.3024
Desk:
216.444.3438
Fax:
216.445.4048

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Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cognitive-behavioral Treatment
  • Health Psychology
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Presurgical Behavior Health Evaluations
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Treatment
  • Psychotherapy
  • Women's Health
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disease
  • Cancer - Prevention
  • Cancer Genomic Medicine
  • Hereditary Cancers
  • Stress and Physical Health
  • Stress in Individuals with Cancer
  • Stress Related Symptoms And Illnesses
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Biography

About Kathleen Ashton, Ph.D.

Kathleen Ashton, PhD, ABPP is a Board Certified Clinical Health Psychologist in the Breast Center, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute. She received her doctorate from The Ohio State University, and she completed specialty training in health psychology at the Cleveland VA Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Ashton's clinical and research interests include hereditary risk for breast cancer, breast cancer, pre-surgical evaluations, weight management/obesity, stress management, and lifestyle/behavior modification for risk reduction. Dr. Ashton has presented nationally and has many peer reviewed publications. She is a Fellow of the American Board of Clinical Health Psychology, Past President of the Cleveland Psychological Association, Past President of the Ohio Psychological Association, and an elected member of the American Psychological Association Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2004

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Psychology
Cleveland, OH USA
2004

Doctorate - The Ohio State University
Psychology
Columbus, OH USA
2002

Internship - VA Medical Center, Louis Stokes
Clinical / Health Psychology
Cleveland, OH USA
2002

Graduate - The Ohio State University
Psychology
Columbus, OH USA
1999

Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA
1997

Specialty Interests

hereditary breast cancer risk, breast cancer, survivorship, obesity/binge eating disorder, risk reducing lifestyle/behavior modification, stress management

Awards & Honors

  • APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology
  • Fellow, American Board of Clinical Health Psychology
  • 2015 Mentor of the Year, Cleveland Clinic Office of Professional Staff Affairs, Staff Coaching Mentoring Program
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/1/2016, Dr. Ashton has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

45 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.3
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

2 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2016

Although she doesn't provide any medication to me; she is open to listen to any discussion I initiate regarding medications and health issues I may have and re-directs me to the proper health care provider. She's very caring.

Reviewed on May 6, 2016

I always feel much better after all my appts.

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