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Kenneth B Ashley, MD

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About Me

Kenneth Ashley, MD is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Clinician/Educator track) and Director of Mental Health Services in the Peter Krueger Center for Immunological Disorders at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, a division of the Institute for Advanced Medicine.  Dr. Ashley is also an attending psychiatrist in the Division of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

Dr. Ashley graduated from Stanford University, received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, completed his psychiatric residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center, then he completed a two year research fellowship in C-L Psychiatry/Psychosomatic Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center and NYU Medical School/Bellevue Hospital Center.

Dr. Ashley is board certified in General Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Ashley teaches and mentors Psychosomatic Medicine fellows, Psychiatric residents, and medical students. At Mount Sinai Beth Israel Dr. Ashley is a member of the Ethics Committee, Co-Chair of the LGBT Employee Resource Group, and a member of the Diversity Council.

Dr. Ashley is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and alumni of the APA/NIMH Minority Fellowship. He has been active in the APA at both the local (NY County Psychiatric Society-NYCPS) and the national levels. He is the former President of the NYCPS, a current Assembly Representative, and active on various committees, including the LGBT Issues and AIDS Committees. At the national level he has been involved with both the Committee on GLB Issues and is a member of the AIDS Committee/APIRE (American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education) HIV Psychiatry Steering Committee, as well as a Site Director for the APA Minority Medical Student HIV Psychiatry elective.

He is the former President of the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists and the Society for Liaison Psychiatry, the New York metro area component of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM). He is a Senior Fellow of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) and member of the LGBT Committee, and a member of the Executive Council of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Section on HIV/AIDS.

Dr. Ashley has presented on issues in HIV, LGBT, and cultural diversity both nationally and internationally, as well as written on these issues.

Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West