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Ashley A. Dunn, MD

How are star ratings for providers determined?

Star ratings are based on responses to survey questions that focus on a patient's likelihood to recommend the provider's office to family and friends as well as the provider's care, including whether the provider listened carefully, spent enough time with you, explained things in an easy-to-understand way, and seemed to know important information about your medical history. Press Ganey averages and converts all survey responses into a single star rating, with five stars being the highest.

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  • Dr. Dunn graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley with dual majors in History and Molecular and Cell Biology. She then spent three years researching abnormal wound-healing at UCSF before attending medical school at the University of Southern California. She then completed her residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital. The exceptional quality and wide breadth of training that she received at Yale prepared her for all areas of medical and surgical care of the ear, nose, and throat in both adults and children.

Professional Distinctions

  • Member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (2014 - present)
  • Member of the American Rhinological Society (2018-present)
  • Member of the New England Otolaryngological Society (2014-2019)

Community Involvement

  • Yale University
  • Yale-UKZN Medical Outreach and Exchange Program – University of Kwazulu-Natal Department of Otolaryngology in Durban, South Africa
  • Participated in free annual head and neck cancer screening events throughout Connecticut
  • University of Southern California
  • Student-Run Free Clinic, LAC Urgent Care and Eisner Family Medicine Center
  • John Snow Public Health Society community vaccination clinics
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Operation Smile Student Association
  • Health Policy Action Committee board member, American Medical Student Association


At Sansum Clinic since:

 2019 (5 years)

Training & Certification

Medical School/Graduate School

  • USC School of Medicine


  • Yale University School of Medicine, 2015 - 2019


  • Yale University School of Medicine, 2014 - 2015


  • American Board of Otolarygology

Additional Information

Honors and Awards

  • Yale University Resident Research Day – Best Presentation (2018)
  • New England Otolaryngological Society Meeting - First Prize Award for Best Resident Presentation (2016)
  • Leonard O. Condit Memorial Scholarship (USC, 2013)
  • Parents Association Scholarship (USC, 2013)
  • Dean’s Recognition, Keck School of Medicine (USC, 2012)
  • Baxter Family Foundation Summer Research Fellowship (USC, 2011)
  • Crowley Scholarship (USC, 2010)
  • Dierkx Prize in the History of Science (Berkeley, 2007)
  • New Leader Scholarship (Berkeley, 2006 & 2007)