Ashley Spann, MD

MS Student
Applied Clinical Informatics

Ashley is currently a board-certified internal medicine physician pursuing fellowship training in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Vanderbilt University. 

During this fellowship, she aims to advance her clinical skills in gastroenterology and hepatology, and to continue her commitment to improve care across the diverse spectrum of patients with gastrointestinal and liver disease. She ultimately envisions a career as an academic hepatologist with particular interests in transplant hepatology within an active practical research program focused on using machine learning methods and health system tools to note only advance care for the treatment of patients with end stage liver disease, but also to be able to identify patients at risk of disease progression in order to trigger preventative measures for these patients. 

Through the clinical informatics program, she aims to become dually equipped in the application of technology for patients affected by GI illness and liver disease and impact patient care and clinical research within the field in a novel way that has yet to be done. Her greatest informatics-based interests are in data assessment and predictive modeling of incidents of import that could potentially affect liver transplantation and organ allocation.