Portrait of Ashley Jennings
Ashley Jennings, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Academic Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Office Address

20 S. Park Clinic
Suite 504
20 S. Park Street
Madison, WI, 53715

Clinic Address

Gynecology Clinic
20 S. Park Street
Madison, WI, 53715
Phone: 608-287-2830

Administrative Assistant

Residency University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
M.D. Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH
B.S. University of Maine, Orono, ME

  •  American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 


  • Ben M. Peckham Award, University of Wisconsin Dept. of Ob-Gyn 
  • Phillip R. Hamilton Award 
  • American Association of Gynecology Laparoscopists (AAGL) Award 
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital House Staff Association Excellence Nominee 
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) Award 
  • The Ellen M. Hartenbach Award for Simulation Education  

  •  American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) 
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) 

Prevalence of high-grade dysplasia in cytology-negative, HPV-positive cervical cancer screening

Stephanie M Peace, Ashley J Jennings

CONCLUSION: Women with discordant cotesting are at significant risk for CIN3 + . We recommend that biopsy be performed at the time of indicated colposcopy for all patients with discordant cotesting to assess for high-grade dysplasia.

Published: 09/25/2021

Archives of gynecology and obstetrics pmid:34561716

The Feasibility and Safety of Adopting Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery into Gynecologic Oncology Practice

Ashley J Jennings, Ryan J Spencer, Laura Hanks, Lisa Barroilhet, David Kushner, Stephen Rose, Laurel Rice, Ahmed Al-Niaimi

CONCLUSION: Single-incision laparoscopy provides a feasible, safe, and promising minimally invasive modality for treating gynecologic oncology patients.

Published: 11/13/2015

Journal of minimally invasive gynecology pmid:26561374

Predictors of 30-day readmission and impact of same-day discharge in laparoscopic hysterectomy

Ashley J Jennings, Ryan J Spencer, Erin Medlin, Laurel W Rice, Shitanshu Uppal

CONCLUSION: The overall readmission rate after laparoscopic hysterectomy is low. Patients discharged the same day have similar rates of readmission. Higher LHRS is indicative of higher rates of readmission and may identify a population not suitable for same-day discharge and in need of higher vigilance to prevent readmissions.

Published: 05/19/2015

American journal of obstetrics and gynecology pmid:25981843

Dr. Jennings' Research

Focus: The relationship of HPV and high grade dysplasia, initiatives to increase HPV vaccination

Tamkus presents poster at ASCCP Scientific Meeting

UW Department of Ob-Gyn resident Saule Tamkus, MD, PGY-3, brought a poster to the 2024 ASCCP Scientific Meeting on Anogenital & HPV-Related Diseases. The meeting took place May 2-4 in New Orleans.

Tamkus brought the poster “HPV Vaccination at the Time of Colposcopy: A Quality Improvement Study" to the conference. The project was co-authored by Ashley Jennings, MD, associate professor in the Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn.

Incredible work, Dr. Tamkus!

Jennings discusses syphilis symptoms with Giddy

Cases of syphilis are on the rise in the United States and around the world, making it crucial that people understand risks, signs and symptoms, and how to find treatment for this common sexually transmitted infection.

Ashley Jennings, MD, associate professor in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn, spoke with Giddy about how common syphilis can be in “The Symptoms of Syphilis: They're All too Easy to Overlook”:

“"Patients who are sexually active are at risk for syphilis," said Ashley Jennings, M.D., a board-certified OB-GYN and a clinical associate professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. "The number of cases is on the rise in the U.S. and the majority of cases—80 percent—are diagnosed in men."”

Read the whole article here!

Jennings promoted to Clinical Associate Professor

Please join us in congratulating Ashley Jennings, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn! The UW SMPH Clinician Teacher Track Appointments and Promotions Committee voted overwhelmingly to approve Jennings’ promotion to Clinical Associate Professor.

The promotion will be effective July 1, 2022. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor, Dr. Jennings!

Jennings shares insights on HPV and Pap testing with Insider

In a new article from InsiderAshley Jennings, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn, helps answer some common questions about Pap and HPV testing.

Jennings helps explain what people can expect during the test, what happens to samples after they’re collected, and when to expect results from the tests. The article also includes updated guidelines on when to get Pap tests, based on age and risk categories.

Read How frequently you should get a Pap smear or HPV test — and what to expect during the procedure now!

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