Dr. Ashley Clark is a California native who grew up in Los Angeles prior to heading north to University of California, Davis, where she graduated top of her class and earned summa cum laude distinction. Dr. Clark then traveled across the country, eventually becoming the Chief Resident at the University of Pennsylvania, the top dermatology training program in the nation. During her time there, she put her outstanding interpersonal skills and knowledge to the test learning from patients of various backgrounds and skin types as well as leading experts in the field of Acne, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, hair loss, connective tissue disease, blistering skin diseases, and pediatric dermatology to name a few.
While in medical school at UC Davis, she spent most of her weekends running a free clinic providing medical care for an underserved rural community. When not in class, she was in the lab researching the connection between the gut microbiome and acne. Her research earned her the prestigious award of an NIH funded TL1 Pre-doctoral Clinical Research scholar, a master’s degree in Clinical Translational Research and led to over 50 publications. Dr. Clark has achieved numerous awards throughout her training from community service, honor society induction (Phi Kappa Phi & Alpha Omega Alpha), research grants, to leadership, academic achievement, and mentorship awards.
Working with world leaders in Dermatology Dr. Clark developed multiple interests within the field and sees both pediatric patients and adults. Her specific interests include:
- Acne & cosmetic treatments (laser, chemical peels, toxin injections, and filler)
- Hair loss
- Hidradenitis suppurativa
- Dermatomyositis and bullous pemphigoid
- Pediatric diseases: hemangiomas, eczema and alopecia areata
- Biologics and new and emerging immunomodulators to provide her patients the best treatments
Outside of medicine, Dr. Clark continues to dedicate her time to others and has volunteered with Guide Dogs for the Blind since she was 10 years old, a program dedicated to transforming lives with service dogs for the blind, and taught her patience, humility, and compassion. She currently lives with a career-changed guide dog named Auburn!