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Overview (2)

Born in George Air Force Base, Victorville, California, USA
Birth NameJennifer Lee Garfein

Mini Bio (1)

Jennifer Ashton was born on April 23, 1969 in George Air Force Base, Victorville, California, USA as Jennifer Lee Garfein. She was previously married to Robert C. Ashton, Jr.

Spouse (1)

Robert C. Ashton, Jr. (1996 - 2017) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (15)

Has two children with Dr. Robert Ashton, who is a cancer specialist.
Ob-Gyn physician, TV medical contributor.
Raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, hailed from a family of six other physicians and one nurse.
Educated at the Horace Mann School in Riverdale, New York, where she graduated with honors in French and English. Received her B.A. from Columbia College of Columbia University in 1991, where she was selected for the Dean's List, before obtaining her medical degree from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2000, where she served as President of her class for four consecutive years. Was the single recipient of the prestigious Herbert J. Bartlestone Prize of Pharmacology from Columbia Medical School.
Served as Chief Resident in Ob-Gyn at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, where she was awarded Chief Resident of the Year upon completing her post-graduate training.
In March, 2006, was signed by Fox News Channel as their first female medical contributor.
Has a private clinical practice (called Hygeia Gynecology) in Englewood, New Jersey.
Mother of Alex and Chloë.
Daughter of Dr. Oscar Garfein (a New York City cardiologist) and Dorothy Garfein (a registered nurse).
Named medical correspondent for The Early Show (1999) on April 1, 2009.
Almost died from allergic shock, which her grandmother did.
Allergic to nuts.
Has thinning hair, receiving hair treatments.
Former lifeguard.
In January 2017, Ashton amicably divorced from Robert C. Ashton, Jr. They have two children, Alex and Chloe. On February 11, 2017, Robert committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge at age 52.

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