Ashley Walther

Ashley Walther , MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical-Affiliate

Cincinnati, Ohio Email


Medical Degree: Loyola University 2010

Bachelor's Degree: Boston College 2006 (Biology)

Research and Practice Interests

Positions and Work Experience

- Treasurer, Medical Student Union. Stritch School of Medicine, 2007-2008 -- Constructed the annual budget, gave monthly reports at meetings, approved organization requests, and provided reimbursements.,

- Vice-president, Pediatrics Club, Stritch School of Medicine, 2007-2008 -- Fostered interest in Pediatric Medicine by coordinating student mentorship opportunities, community service programs, workshops, forums, and speakers. Organized the STEPS program volunteers who provided scholastic assistance and tutoring to the pediatric inpatient population.,

- Board Member, Special Friends, Stritch School of Medicine, 2007-2008 -- Selected volunteers and organized events throughout the year for Special Friends, a program that matches medical students as mentors with pediatric hematology/oncology patients and their siblings.,

- Secretary, Community Outreach, Stritch School of Medicine, 2006-2007 -- Founding member of the Community Outreach organization, which was created with the idea of increasing medical student awareness and involvement in the diverse community of Maywood, Illinois. Served as secretary, which involved taking minutes and organizing the volunteer opportunities within the community as well as expanding ways to get medical student body more involved.,


Peer Reviewed Publications

Walther AE, Coots A, Nathan J, Kocoshis S, Tiao G (2013. ) Physiology of the small intestine after resection and transplantation .Curr Opin Gastroenterol, ,

Walther, Ashley E; Pritts, Timothy A; Falcone, Richard A; Hanseman, Dennis J; Robinson, Bryce R H (2014. ) Teen trauma without the drama: outcomes of adolescents treated at Ohio adult versus pediatric trauma centers.The journal of trauma and acute care surgery, , 77 (1 ) ,109-16; discussion 1 More Information

Kremer, Nathalie; Walther, Ashley E; Tiao, Gregory M (2014. ) Management of hepatoblastoma: an update.Current opinion in pediatrics, , 26 (3 ) ,362-9 More Information

Walther, Ashley; Geller, James; Coots, Abigail; Towbin, Alexander; Nathan, Jaimie; Alonso, Maria; Sheridan, Rachel; Tiao, Greg (2014. ) Multimodal therapy including liver transplantation for hepatic undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma.Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, , 20 (2 ) ,191-9 More Information

Walther, Ashley E; Mohanty, Sujit K; Donnelly, Bryan; Coots, Abigail; McNeal, Monica; Tiao, Gregory M (2013. ) Role of myeloid differentiation factor 88 in Rhesus rotavirus-induced biliary atresia.The Journal of surgical research, , 184 (1 ) ,322-9 More Information

Walther, Ashley; Cost, Nicholas G; Garrison, Aaron P; Geller, James I; Alam, Shumyle; Tiao, Gregory M (2013. ) Renal rhabdomyosarcoma in a pancake kidney.Urology, , 82 (2 ) ,458-60 More Information

Mohanty, Sujit K; Donnelly, Bryan; Bondoc, Alexander; Jafri, Mubeen; Walther, Ashley; Coots, Abigail; McNeal, Monica; Witte, David; Tiao, Gregory M (2013. ) Rotavirus replication in the cholangiocyte mediates the temporal dependence of murine biliary atresia.PloS one, , 8 (7 ) ,e69069 More Information

Walther, Ashley; Coots, Abigail; Nathan, Jaimie; Kocoshis, Samuel; Tiao, Greg (2013. ) Physiology of the small intestine after resection and transplant.Current opinion in gastroenterology, , 29 (2 ) ,153-8 More Information

Walther, Ashley; Mohanty, Sujit K; Donnelly, Bryan; Coots, Abigail; Lages, Celine S; Lobeck, Inna; Dupree, Phylicia; Meller, Jaroslaw; McNeal, Monica; Sestak, Karol; Tiao, Greg (2015. ) Rhesus rotavirus VP4 sequence-specific activation of mononuclear cells is associated with cholangiopathy in murine biliary atresia.American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology, , 309 (6 ) ,G466-74 More Information

Walther, Ashley E; Coots, Abigail C; Goebel, Jens W; Alonso, Maria H; Ryckman, Frederick C; Tiao, Greg M; Nathan, Jaimie D (2015. ) Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy for the pediatric recipient population: Risk factors for adverse outcomes.Pediatric transplantation, , More Information

Walther, Ashley E; Falcone, Richard A; Pritts, Timothy A; Hanseman, Dennis J; Robinson, Bryce R H (2016. ) Pediatric and adult trauma centers differ in evaluation, treatment, and outcomes for severely injured adolescents.Journal of pediatric surgery, , More Information

Zobel, Michael J; Moses, Willieford; Walther, Ashley; Nowicki, Donuta; Howell, Lori; Miller, Joseph; Zeinati, Chadi; Anselmo, Dean M (2021. ) Management challenges of a large upper extremity vascular malformation in a patient with capillary malformation-arteriovenous malformation syndrome.Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders, , 9 (3 ) ,781-784 More Information

DiPaola, Frank; Trout, Andrew T; Walther, Ashley E; Gupta, Anita; Sheridan, Rachel; Campbell, Kathleen M; Tiao, Greg; Bezerra, Jorge A; Bove, Kevin E; Patel, Manish; Nathan, Jaimie D (2020. ) Congenital Portosystemic Shunts in Children: Associations, Complications, and Outcomes.Digestive diseases and sciences, , 65 (4 ) ,1239-1251 More Information

Mohanty, Sujit K; Lobeck, Inna; Donnelly, Bryan; Dupree, Phylicia; Walther, Ashley; Mowery, Sarah; Coots, Abigail; Bondoc, Alexander; Sheridan, Rachel M; Poling, Holly M; Temple, Haley; McNeal, Monica; Sestak, Karol; Bansal, Ruchi; Tiao, Greg (2020. ) Rotavirus Reassortant-Induced Murine Model of Liver Fibrosis Parallels Human Biliary Atresia.Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.), , 71 (4 ) ,1316-1330 More Information

Mohanty, Sujit K; Donnelly, Bryan; Lobeck, Inna; Walther, Ashley; Dupree, Phylicia; Coots, Abigail; Meller, Jaroslaw; McNeal, Monica; Sestak, Karol; Tiao, Greg (2017. ) The SRL peptide of rhesus rotavirus VP4 protein governs cholangiocyte infection and the murine model of biliary atresia.Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.), , 65 (4 ) ,1278-1292 More Information

Walther, Ashley; Tiao, Greg (2013. ) Approach to pediatric hepatocellular carcinoma.Clinical liver disease, , 2 (5 ) ,219-222 More Information


Paper Presentations

Walther AE, Mohanty SK, Donnelly B, Coots A, McNeal MM, Tiao G (02-1013. ) The role of myloid differentiation factor 88 in rhesus rotavirus induced biliary atresia .New Orleans, LA.

Honors and Awards

2006 Phi Beta Kappa, Boston College

2006 Summa cum laude, Boston College

2006 Senior Honors Thesis in Biology, Boston College

2006 Alpha Sigma Nu, Boston College (Jesuit college/university honor society)

2013 Runner Up, Basic Science Category, 2013 Resident Research Competition, Ohio Chapter American College of Surgery

2015 Nominee for 2014-2015 Max Zinninger Award, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati

2016 2016-2017 GME Residency Advisory Committee Resident Representative

2016 Inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society as a resident at the UC College of Medicine

Post Graduate Training and Education

2012-To Present Research Fellowship, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Department of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery,

Professional Affiliation

2008 -2010: Research Assistant at Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Surgery (Margo Shoup, MD, FACS) -- Actively participated in a retrospective research endeavor that is investigating the outcome of patients with rectal cancer who were staged at T3 and treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy. Worked with surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and pathologists on this project. Evaluated postoperative patients who met these criteria within the past ten years.

2005 -2006: Research Assistant at Boston College, Department of Biology (Laboratory of Clare O'Connor, PhD) -- For my senior honors research project, I investigated the role of the enzyme Thioredoxin peroxidase in oxidative stress resistance in the organism Schizosaccharomyces pombe by constructing knock-out strains of the yeast and stressing them with a variety of oxidizing agents to determine if the absence of the Thioredoxin peroxidase gene resulted in decreased cell viability.

Other Information



Proviso East High School Health Fair Co-Organizer, 2007, 2008 – Organized health fair booths, coordinated medical student volunteers, and volunteered at yearly event.


Special Friends, Volunteer and Board Member, 2006-2008 -- Acted as a "Big Special Friend" to a pediatric hematology/oncology patient ("Little Special Friend"). In addition, selected the medical student volunteer participants and organized events.


International Service Immersion Trip, Honduras, 2007 -- Organized, fundraised, and completed a service trip to El Progresso, Honduras with six other medical students. Assisted attending physicians and the local Catholic parish in setting up medical clinics to provide aid to community members.


Community Health Volunteer, 2006, 2008 -- As a medical student volunteer, participated in the Loyola-run free clinic in Chicago, conducting histories and physicals and providing primary care and ENT-specific exams to the underserved.


Camp Goodtimes, American Cancer Society, Seattle Chapter, 2002-2007 -- Volunteered one week every summer as a camp counselor for pediatric cancer patients and their siblings at an overnight camp; co-counselor of a cabin of ten girls ranging in age from nine-to-twelve years old.


International Service Learning Trip, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, 2005 -- As a premedical student, spent three weeks in San Jose, Costa Rica and El Castillo, Nicaragua, setting up and volunteering in health clinics for the indigent people of the area as well as participating in home visits.



Running, soccer, ballet, reading varied genre, biking, cooking, spending time with family and friends



Contact Information

Academic - Cincinnati  Ohio,