Ashley Dougherty, MD

Second Year

What are your career goals?

The ability to form long-term relationships with my patients initially drew me to family medicine and I intend to always work in a setting where those relationships are able to develop. I am passionate about preventative medicine and would love to help my patients stop disease from happening instead of reacting to the consequences of those diseases. I also love working with medical learners and hope to incorporate teaching in my future career. I’m not yet sure if that will involve working in a large academic medical center or precepting for a few students in a smaller practice. Regardless, I am excited for the opportunity to be working at Duke where I have excellent teaching role models.

What drew you to the Duke Family Medicine Residency Program?

Duke was unique in its focus on outpatient medicine. I loved the idea of training in a manner similar to how I plan on practicing after residency ends. I’m also excited for the opportunity to be active in the community as part of the population health curriculum.

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about reproductive health and family planning.

What are your hobbies?

My husband and I love being outside. We try and take our dog hiking on various Eno trails as often as possible. We also LOVE board games and play Ticket To Ride almost every day.

What did you want to be as a child?

I have wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember.

What has been the best part of living in the Durham/Triangle community?

Probably a tie between Eno River and all the great food options.

Name something interesting few people know about you.

My high school superlative was class clown.

Education and Training

Wake Forest School of Medicine (Medical Education-MD)

Wake Forest University (Undergraduate)