Obstetrics & Gynecology

Melvin L Ashford, MD

Minnesota Women's Care, 651-600-3035


Dr. Ashford is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.


Dr. Ashford completed medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, and internship and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey. He also received training in the management of urinary incontinence and pelvic floor disorders at St. Peter's University Hospital in New Jersey.

Professional activities

Before opening his own practice, he was an OB/GYN physician at Aspen Medical Group in the Twin Cities for eleven years. He is an active member of the HealthEast medical staff serving as the past medical director of the midwifery program and currently on OB/GYN Leadership Council and Quality Councils.

Practice interests

Dr. Ashford is interested in minimally invasive robotic surgery, complex gynecologic surgery, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapsed and fibroids.

Personal statement

"I completely enjoy and feel extremely lucky to have found such a fulfilling specialty. The secret of obstetrics and gynecology is that we get the best of all worlds. We have the opportunity to relieve women's symptoms with surgery, the opportunity to witness the miracle of new life, and the chance to build rewarding relationships with our patients over time which serves to optimize care."