Children's Hospital Colorado
Ashley Vavra, MD

Ashley Vavra, MD

Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Vascular Malformations, Peripheral Artery Disease, Angioplasty, Aneurysms, Vascular Surgery

Surgery, Vascular Surgery


Vascular Malformations, Peripheral Artery Disease, Angioplasty, Aneurysms, Vascular Surgery

Meet Ashley Vavra, MD

Providing excellent care for patients is my first and foremost goal. I believe this requires a knowledge and ability to execute cutting edge therapies, a kind heart and a desire and ability to collaborate with other professionals to provide the most comprehensive and best quality care.

Get to know her background

My many clinical interests include both open and minimally invasive treatments of diseases of both arterial and venous disorders including aneurysms and occlusive disease in the chest, abdomen and extremities as well as disease of the carotid artery and thoracic outlet.

Undergraduate 2000

Rice University (TX)

Medical School 2005

Baylor College of Medicine

Internship 2006

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program

Residency 2012

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program, Surgery

Fellowship 2014

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program, Vascular Surgery

Kanavel Surgical Scholar Award 2011

The Allen B. Kanavel Surgical Scholars award is bestowed annually upon surgical research residents who have completed exceptional accomplishments in the laboratory.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Compassionate Care Award 2012

Compassionate Care Awards are presented in conjunction with the Woman’s Board and Steven T. Rosen, M.D., Director of the Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. These awards are given to exemplary cancer-care providers from among attending staff, house officers and fellows, and nursing and allied health professionals at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Women's Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Best Chief Resident Presentation 2012

Award for outstanding presentation at the annual Edelstone-Bendix Resident Research Day
Northwestern Department of Surgery

Fellow as Teacher 2014

For exemplary teaching of residents and students
Northwestern Department of Surgery

Susan Perlman Award 2014

The Susan Perlman Award is an honorarium established by the doctor's family. It is given to the graduating trainee who best exemplifies the ideal of genuine humanity and empathy toward patients and their families.
Northwestern Faculty Foundation

For Patients:
My research interests are centered on the education and training of future surgeons and how that impacts the care of our patients.
For Referring Providers:
My research interests are in surgical education with a focus on curriculum development and how that impacts and intersect with quality improvement.