First Vice President
W. Ashley Hood, DO
First Vice President
W. Ashley Hood, DO, is currently in a private practice, Elite Wellness for Women, an OB/GYN clinic in Jackson, Mississippi. He received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed his internship and residency in OB/GYN at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Dr. Hood remains extremely involved in the osteopathic profession. He is currently serving as a board member for the American Osteopathic Association. He also served as a student and resident member to the American Osteopathic Association’s Board of Trustees. He has served on the AOA’s Bureau of Osteopathic Education, and the AOA Council of Osteopathic GME Development. He has previously served on many AOA bureaus, councils and committees.
He is also serving as chair of the American College of Osteopathic OB/GYN Bylaws Committee and served three terms on the ACOOG Board of Trustees.
He is a past president for the Mississippi Osteopathic Medical Association and has been very involved in the MOMA since he was a resident. He continues to serve as the MOMA delegation chair to the AOA House of Delegates.
He has served on two committees of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.
He is clinical preceptor for the William Carey University – College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he teaches women’s health topics. He was awarded the MOMA Preceptor of the Year in 2021-2022.
He also serves on many hospital committees at River Oaks Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, currently serving as Chief of Staff.
He enjoys life with his wife, Summer, and their four children. He enjoys golf, and water skiing and traveling with his family. Interesting fact: Dr. Hood, or “Ashley,” was named after Gone with the Wind. His mother was a big fan of the movie, and her best friend’s name?…You guessed it, Scarlet. There were actually five boys in his high school named Ashley (generational thing)!
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