Ashley Comfort, MD graduated with a Bachelors in Chemistry with Honors from New York University. She then switched coasts and completed her medical degree from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. During that time, she was a private tutor for USMLE Step 1 and led peer-review based tutoring sessions. She scored >250 on both USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2. She also interviewed students for the admissions committee, interviewing dozens of candidates for medical school and giving extensive feedback to the admissions committee. Her interests lie in minimally invasive gynecological surgery.
- Keck Graduate Institute, MD
- New York University, BSc
- Published on 9/29/2014
Schenck EJ, Echevarria GC, Girvin FG, Kwon S, Comfort AL, Rom WN, Prezant DJ, Weiden MD, Nolan A. Enlarged pulmonary artery is predicted by vascular injury biomarkers and is associated with WTC-Lung Injury in exposed fire fighters: a case-control study. BMJ Open. 2014 Sep 29; 4(9):e005575. PMID: 25270856.
- Published on 1/21/2014
Nolan A, Kwon S, Cho SJ, Naveed B, Comfort AL, Prezant DJ, Rom WN, Weiden MD. MMP-2 and TIMP-1 predict healing of WTC-lung injury in New York City firefighters. Respir Res. 2014 Jan 21; 15:5. PMID: 24447332.
- Published on 10/16/2013
Kwon S, Weiden MD, Echevarria GC, Comfort AL, Naveed B, Prezant DJ, Rom WN, Nolan A. Early elevation of serum MMP-3 and MMP-12 predicts protection from World Trade Center-lung injury in New York City Firefighters: a nested case-control study. PLoS One. 2013; 8(10):e76099. PMID: 24146820.
- Published on 8/16/2012
Weiden MD, Naveed B, Kwon S, Cho SJ, Comfort AL, Prezant DJ, Rom WN, Nolan A. Cardiovascular biomarkers predict susceptibility to lung injury in World Trade Center dust-exposed firefighters. Eur Respir J. 2013 May; 41(5):1023-30. PMID: 22903969.
- Published on 8/1/2012
Nolan A, Naveed B, Comfort AL, Ferrier N, Hall CB, Kwon S, Kasturiarachchi KJ, Cohen HW, Zeig-Owens R, Glaser MS, Webber MP, Aldrich TK, Rom WN, Kelly K, Prezant DJ, Weiden MD. Inflammatory biomarkers predict airflow obstruction after exposure to World Trade Center dust. Chest. 2012 Aug; 142(2):412-418. PMID: 21998260.
- Published on 7/18/2012
Weiden MD, Naveed B, Kwon S, Segal LN, Cho SJ, Tsukiji J, Kulkarni R, Comfort AL, Kasturiarachchi KJ, Prophete C, Cohen MD, Chen LC, Rom WN, Prezant DJ, Nolan A. Comparison of WTC dust size on macrophage inflammatory cytokine release in vivo and in vitro. PLoS One. 2012; 7(7):e40016. PMID: 22815721.
- Published on 11/17/2011
Naveed B, Weiden MD, Kwon S, Gracely EJ, Comfort AL, Ferrier N, Kasturiarachchi KJ, Cohen HW, Aldrich TK, Rom WN, Kelly K, Prezant DJ, Nolan A. Metabolic syndrome biomarkers predict lung function impairment: a nested case-control study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Feb 15; 185(4):392-9. PMID: 22095549.
- Published on 10/9/2009
Weiden MD, Ferrier N, Nolan A, Rom WN, Comfort A, Gustave J, Zeig-Owens R, Zheng S, Goldring RM, Berger KI, Cosenza K, Lee R, Webber MP, Kelly KJ, Aldrich TK, Prezant DJ. Obstructive airways disease with air trapping among firefighters exposed to World Trade Center dust. Chest. 2010 03; 137(3):566-74. PMID: 19820077.