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Ashley Gubbels, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-3608

Fax: (585) 442-6798

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Gubbels is a fellowship-trained minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon. She specializes in chronic pelvic pain conditions such as endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, pelvic muscle pain, and neuropathic pain conditions. She is well versed in the excisional treatment of endometriosis, peripheral pelvic nerve blocks, and pudendal nerve decompression. She is board certified in OB/GYN and a member of AAGL (formerly American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists) and the International Pelvic Pain Society.

She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2004 and her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 2008. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2012. Dr. Gubbels served in the United States Air Force as a general OB/GYN from 2012-2016 and served as the medical director of the Women’s Health Clinic at Nellis Air Force Base from 2015-2016. She then pursued an AAGL Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecology with a focus in chronic pelvic pain at Creighton School of Medicine/St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center under the tutelage of Dr. Michael Hibner.

Upon completion of fellowship, Dr. Gubbels joined the faculty at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2018 as an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She specializes in surgical and non-surgical management of chronic pelvic pain, laparoscopy, and robotic surgery.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education

2008
MD | University of Minnesota Medical School

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018
Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

07/01/2009 - 06/30/2012
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Nebraska Medical Center

07/01/2008 - 06/30/2009
Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Nebraska Medical Center

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Awards

2017
Fellow Scholar
Sponsor: Society for Gynecologic Surgeons

2014
Adjunct Faculty of the Year
Sponsor: Nellis Air Force Base, Department of Family Medicine Residency
Location: Nellis AFB, NV

2012
AAGL Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Sponsor: American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

2010
Olson Center Resident Research Poster Presentation Award
Location: University of Nebraska

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Publications

Journal Articles

11/2020
Gubbels AL; Li R; Kreher D; Mehandru N; Castellanos M; Desai N; Hibner M. "Prevalence of occult microscopic endometriosis in clinically negative peritoneum during laparoscopy for chronic pelvic pain" . Prevalence of occult microscopic endometriosis in clinically negative peritoneum during laparoscopy for chronic pelvic pain. 2020; 151(1): 260-266.

8/2020
Gubbels AL;, Spivack L; Lindheim SR; Bhagavath B. "Adolescent Endometriosis" . Obstetrical and Gynecologic Survey. 2020; 75(8): 483-496.

2020
Li R; Li B; Kreher ; Benjamin A; Gubbels AL; Smith S. "Association between dysmenorrhea and chronic pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of population-based studies" . American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2020; 223(3): 350-371.

Books & Chapters

2020
Chapter Title: Neurological Basis of Pelvic Pain.
Book Title: Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Practical Manual
Author List: Gubbels AL.
Published By: Cambridge University Press 2020

2020
Chapter Title: Pain Arising from Pelvic Mesh Implants.
Book Title: Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Practical Manual
Author List: Gubbels AL., Hibner M.
Published By: Cambridge University Press 2020

2018
Chapter Title: The Surgical Assistant in Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy
Book Title: Textbook of Gynecologic Robotic Surgery
Author List: Desai N, Gubbels A, Hibner M.
Edited By: El-Ghobashy a, Ind T, Persson J, Magrina J
Published By: Springer International Publishing 2018

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