Rendell Ashton, MD

Rendell Ashton, MD
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Department Critical Care Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Thoracentesis
  • Treating Asthma With Bronchodilators
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sepsis
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About Rendell Ashton, MD

Rendell W. Ashton, MD, has been a pulmonary and critical care medicine physician in the Respiratory Institute at Cleveland Clinic since July of 2008. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, and completed residency and chief residency in internal medicine and fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He came to Cleveland after three years in the division of pulmonary and critical care at SUNY Update in Syracuse, NY.

He has directed the pulmonary/critical care medicine fellowship at Cleveland Clinic since 2010 and helped launch the critical care medicine fellowship in 2010, which he directed until July 2013. He was the president of the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors in 2017-18. His clinical and scholarly interests include many areas of critical care and pulmonary medicine, but particularly respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation and sepsis. His is also interested in educational scholarship, including medical simulation as a learning tool.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Rochester, MN USA

Residency - Mayo Clinic
Internal Medicine
Rochester, MN USA

Medical Education - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA

Undergraduate - Brigham Young University
Provo, UT USA


  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Interests

Acute lung injury, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), hypersensitivity pneumonitis, langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, sepsis, medical education Acute lung injury, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), goodpasture syndrome, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), lung cancer, lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), pulmonary fibrosis, scleroderma, sepsis

Awards & Honors

  • Teacher of the Year, Department of Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2005-6, 2006-7, and 2007-8
  • Teacher of the Year, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 2008-9, 2009-10.
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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/6/2019, Dr. Ashton has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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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