Ashley L. Comfort, MD, FACOG

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Ashley Comfort


Ashley L Comfort, MD, FACOG is a board-certified Academic Generalist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her B.Sc in Chemistry from New York University and her MD from Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. She completed her residency at New York University School of Medicine/NYC H+HC Bellevue Hospital. She received multiple teaching awards and oversaw the expansion of the reidency program to a third hospital site as the Chief Administrative Resident from 2018-2019.

She started at Boston Medical Center in 2019 and is currently an Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine. She has been recognized for teaching the medical students and residents, including induction into the Academy of Medical Educators at Boston University to teach pre-clinical students how to provide patient-centered care and physical exams as well as the 2021 CREOG National Faculty Teaching Award.

Her interests lie in innovative medical education and evidence-based medicine, teaming up with ObGProject to create an open-access residency website. Currently, research projects include harnessing large data sets to optimize and improve efficiency and patient safety while addressing maternal mortality and racial disparities in medicine.


  • Keck Graduate Institute, MD
  • New York University, BSc

Classes Taught


  • Published on 9/20/2021

    Lee SS, Chern JY, Frey MK, Comfort A, Lee J, Roselli N, Boyd LR. Enhanced recovery Pathways in gynecologic surgery: Are they safe and effective in the elderly? Gynecol Oncol Rep. 2021 Nov; 38:100862. PMID: 34621945.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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