Memorial Health is pleased to welcome Dr. Ashley Eason to its team of children's cancer and blood disorder specialists at Memorial Health University Physicians | Children's Care Cancer. She recently completed her fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
Growing up in Rochelle, a small farming community in South Georgia, Eason was drawn to this highly specialized field of medicine for two reasons. "First, it's exciting, with ongoing advances that lead to improved treatment options and outcomes for children," she says. "And second, I enjoy caring for my patients and building therapeutic relationships with them and their families."
Her approach to patient care is to provide quality care in a supportive, caring environment. "I use effective communication and teamwork with my staff to foster partnerships with families while their children are going through treatment," she says.
Eason earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, then completed medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine. She did her pediatric residency at the University of Virginia. While she was working on her fellowship, she managed to earn a Master of Science in Clinical Research from Emory University Laney Graduate School.
At Emory, she studied children who survived cancer and their unique medical needs after treatment, which earned her a grant from the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance.
Now settled in Savannah, Eason enjoys spending her "downtime" with her husband, Donavan, and their 3-year-old daughter, Ellie. She loves to play sports and other outdoor activities and, of course, cheer on the Georgia Bulldogs.
Patients can learn more about Eason and her practice on our website.