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Ashley P. O'Connell Ferster, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 758-5700

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Dr. O’Connell Ferster earned her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Penn State Health: Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She continued her education by completing a fellowship in Laryngology & Care of the Professional Voice at Vanderbilt University’s Voice Center. Dr. O’Connell Fester has authored a number of articles and book chapters in the fields of otolaryngology and laryngology.



  • Otolaryngology, Head And Neck Surgery - American Board of Otolaryngology


MD | Drexel University College of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2019 - 06/30/2020
Fellowship in Otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

07/01/2015 - 06/30/2019
Residency at Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center

07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015
Internship at Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center

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Journal Articles

Vance D, Park J, Alnouri G, Turner RR, Daggumati S, Ferster APO, Ahmad A, Lyons K, Ross J, Russell K, Wu W, Sataloff RT. "Diagnosing Laryngopharyngeal Reflux: A Comparison between 24-hour pH-Impedance Testing and Pharyngeal Probe (Restech) Testing, with Introduction of the Sataloff Score." Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation.. 2021 Jun 4; Epub 2021 Jun 04.

Benito DA, Ferster APO, Sataloff RT. "Bilateral Posterior Cricoarytenoid Myoneurectomy for Abductor Spasmodic Dysphonia." Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation.. 2020 Jan; 34(1):127-129. Epub 2018 Aug 31.

Ferster APO, Cureoglu S, Keskin N, Paparella MM, Isildak H. "Secondary Endolymphatic Hydrops." Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology.. 2017 Jun; 38(5):774-779.