Our Staff

C. Alexander Ashford, MD

Dr. Alexander Ashford is a board-certified Otolaryngologist who was born and raised in the Athens area. He attended the University of Georgia for his undergraduate education. He then obtained his medical degree from The Medical College of Georgia during which time he was drawn to the specialty of otolaryngology secondary to the discipline’s unique blend of surgery and medicine. He went on to complete his ear, nose, and throat residency training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2014. During residency, Dr. Ashford met his wife, where they trained together in their mutual admiration and passion for the anatomy and physiology of the head and neck.

Dr. Ashford is thrilled to base his and his wife’s practice in his hometown of Athens, where much of their family resides. Both he and his wife are passionate about providing the highest level of care and the most innovative treatment options available to patients with all types of ear, nose, and throat issues. Dr. Alexander Ashford is particularly interested in the treatment of sinus disease and has founded the Ashford Sinus Center given his specialization in endoscopic sinus surgery and minimally invasive sinus treatments.

In addition to his passion for delivering excellent care to the Athens community, Dr. Ashford serves as the President of the Athens area medical society and is an avid reader, amateur arborist, pianist, recreational chef, and student pilot. He enjoys working out, traveling, and spending time with his wife and their two dogs.

Sarah E. Ashford, MD

Dr. Beth Ashford is a board-certified Head and Neck Surgeon originally from Aiken, South Carolina. She went to undergraduate school at Presbyterian College and then received her medical doctorate from the University of South Carolina, having graduated magna cum laude as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She then completed residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. During residency, she participated in two humanitarian surgical trips to Kenya where she cultivated her love of thyroid and parathyroid disease as well as salivary gland disorders. Following residency, Dr. Beth Ashford further specialized in the surgical management of thyroid disease and both benign and malignant disorders of the head and neck by completing a fellowship in Endocrine Oncology and Head and Neck Surgery at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Through her involvement in multiple professional societies, humanitarian work, and throughout her extensive training, Dr. Beth Ashford has worked with world-renowned specialists in her field. She is excited to build her practice with her husband in his hometown of Athens, Georgia. In Athens, she is establishing the Ashford Thyroid Center for comprehensive care in thyroid and parathyroid conditions. She is well-trained and credentialed with the use of point-of-care ultrasound in the head and neck to diagnose, work-up, and treat a variety of disorders in the head and neck.

As a passionate and thoroughly trained clinician and surgeon, Dr. Beth Ashford delivers the best care and provides the most current treatment options to her patients.

Outside of the office, Dr. Beth Ashford enjoys gardening, DIY projects, arts and crafts, working out, traveling, and training for her private pilot’s license. She loves spending time with her husband, their families, and their two dogs, Bosco and Halle.