Ashli Lawson is a Texas native who moved to Kansas City to begin the journey of her life-long goal to become a Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology Provider.
She grew up in Austin and then studied mathematics & chemistry at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. She received her MD at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas Texas and stayed at Parkland Hospital for her residency training in obstetrics & gynecology. While delivering over 1000 babies was gratifying & thrilling, she always knew she wanted to serve the pediatric & adolescent population who struggle with gynecologic conditions. Her research in residency focused on vulvar pathology and HPV vaccination which she presented at local and national conferences.
Upon completion of her general ob-gyn training, she decided to move with her husband to Kansas City where she could complete her subspecialty training. She is the current PAG fellow and divides her time between Children’s Mercy Hospital and Truman Medical Center. Her time at Children’s Mercy is split between specialty clinics (such as gynecology clinic, endocrine clinic, and adolescent clinic), the operating room, and research. She also spends a portion of her time with the residents in benign clinic and on Labor & Delivery. While Ashli would tell you that she is enthralled by all PAG subjects, she finds herself most interested in the pathophysiology of Mullerian anomalies (and associated syndromes), differences in sexual development, and fertility counseling/preservation. She also enjoys innovative techniques in medicine and resident education. Ultimately, she sees herself at an academic institution where she can continue to work in the clinical realm and also further the field of pediatric & adolescent gynecology through research and national committees.
In her spare time, she enjoys exploring Kansas City with her husband and their 2 year old black lab, Strider, and when given enough time, she loves traveling abroad with a new book.