Ashley R. Chandler, M.D.
Dr. Chandler found her love for surgery when she was just 11 years old. She accompanied her father, an orthopedic surgeon, for “Daughters to Work Day.” From that point on, she knew that she wanted to touch people’s lives through medicine and surgery.
She was awarded a full scholarship to attend Florida State University. While at FSU, Dr. Chandler worked in a neuroscience research lab studying the effects of estrogen on metabolism. Dr. Chandler graduated with honors with a BS in Exercise Physiology and a double minor in Biology and Chemistry. She continued her academic journey by attending medical school at FSU as well. During her last year of medical school, she found that she truly loved working to help restore women’s bodies and self-confidence after breast cancer.
Dr. Chandler graduated at the top of her medical school class and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (reserved for the top 10% of the graduating class). She attended her General Surgery internship at Virginia Tech. After her year time in Virginia, she was accepted to her six-year integrated Plastic Surgery residency in New York. While in New York, she trained with the top surgeons in the plastic surgery field. Dr. Chandler has taken the skills learned from each of these surgeons to optimize her operative technique.
After graduating at the top of her medical school class, Dr. Chandler was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, the highest medical school academic honor. After her general surgery internship at Virginia Tech, Dr. Chandler was accepted into a six-year integrated residency in the specialty of plastic surgery in New York. During her residency, Dr. Chandler gained extensive knowledge and skill from leading plastic surgeons, providing the foundation and skill to perfect her operative technique.
To continue her training in breast reconstruction and aesthetics, Dr. Chandler completed a fellowship with Dr. Dennis Hammond, a leading plastic surgeon in the area of breast reconstruction.
To continue her training in breast reconstruction and aesthetics, Dr. Chandler was accepted to a fellowship with one of the top breast plastic surgeons in the country, Dr. Dennis Hammond.
She has used her training to empower women. “My treatment goal is restore confidence whether that be from restoring a woman’s body after childbirth, with breast reconstruction after cancer or with a body contouring procedure after weight loss.”
Dr. Chandler is excited to be joining Charlotte Plastic Surgery. She has relocated to the Queen City with her husband Josh and their son Jack. In her time off, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to cook, travel, and enjoys being outside running, walking, sailing or kayaking. During the evening, you can almost always find her walking or running with her family and their dog, Bailey.
Undergraduate: Florida State University (Summa Cum Laude)
Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine
General Surgery Internship: Virginia Tech- Carilion Clinic- Roanoke, VA
Plastic Surgery Residency: Northwell Health- New York, NY
Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery Fellowship- Grand Rapids, MI
Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Clinical Assistant Professor Florida State College of Medicine-Pensacola Regional Campus