Edward Ashwood, MD
Professor, Pathology

Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (1979)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (1975)
  • University of Washington Program, Chief Resident, Pathology (1982)
Department: Pathology

Professional Titles

  • Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Pathology and Clinical Care & Quality
  • Director of Clinical Laboratories

Recognition & Awards

  • Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, AACC (2016)
  • Outstanding Contributions in Education, AACC (2011)
  • Gerald T. Evans Award, ACLPS (1998)


  • Hong E, Nwabuo CC, King A, Bocsi GT, Ashwood ER, Harry BL. Longitudinal Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies in Immunized Health Care Workers. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2023 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 37596892
  • Lepage N, Wyatt P, Ashwood ER, Best RG, Long T, Palomaki GE. Prenatal serum screening for Down syndrome and neural tube defects in the United States: Changes in utilization patterns from 2012 to 2020. J Med Screen. 2021 Dec;28(4):405-410. PubMed PMID: 34279151
  • Palomaki GE, Wyatt P, Best RG, Lepage N, Ashwood ER, Souers RJ, Thorson JA. Assessment of laboratories offering cell-free (cf) DNA screening for Down syndrome: results of the 2018 College of American Pathology External Educational Exercises. Genet Med. 2020 Apr;22(4):777-784. PubMed PMID: 31929509
  • Kaul KL, Sabatini LM, Tsongalis GJ, Caliendo AM, Olsen RJ, Ashwood ER, Bale S, Benirschke R, Carlow D, Funke BH, Grody WW, Hayden RT, Hegde M, Lyon E, Murata K, Pessin M, Press RD, Thomson RB. The Case for Laboratory Developed Procedures: Quality and Positive Impact on Patient Care. Acad Pathol. 2017 Jan-Dec;4:2374289517708309. PubMed PMID: 28815200
  • Weinert K, Gyorda P, Rifai N, Evans S, Kaufman HW, Eby CS, Ashwood ER, Moore N. Triangulating Dynamic of Clinical Laboratory Testing. Clin Chem. 2015 Nov;61(11):1320-7. PubMed PMID: 26378064
  • Schmidt RL, Ashwood ER. Laboratory medicine and value-based health care. Am J Clin Pathol. 2015 Sep;144(3):357-8. PubMed PMID: 26276766
  • Walker BS, Nelson RE, Jackson BR, Grenache DG, Ashwood ER, Schmidt RL. A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of First Trimester Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening for Fetal Trisomies in the United States. PLoS One. 2015 Jul 2;10(7):e0131402. PubMed PMID: 26133556
  • Palomaki GE, Ashwood ER, Best RG, Lambert-Messerlian G, Knight GJ. Is maternal plasma DNA testing impacting serum-based screening for aneuploidy in the United States?. Genet Med. 2015 Nov;17(11):897-900. PubMed PMID: 25834952
  • Palomaki GE, Ashwood ER, Weck KE. A flawed challenge but valid recommendation: a response to Takoudes and Hamar. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jan;45(1):117. PubMed PMID: 25557844
  • Walker BS, Jackson BR, LaGrave D, Ashwood ER, Schmidt RL. A cost-effectiveness analysis of cell free DNA as a replacement for serum screening for Down syndrome. Prenat Diagn. 2015 May;35(5):440-6. PubMed PMID: 25273838
  • Potterveld S, Ashwood E, Harry B, Bocsi G. (2022) An unusual pattern of protein bands in urine. Clin Chem
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Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Clinical Chemistry, Member
  • Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists, Member - Past President
  • College of American Pathologists, Fellow

Practice Locations

UCHealth Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Clinical, Board Certification (1982)
  • Chemical Pathology, Board Certification (1997)
Care Philosophy
I strive to provide the best laboratory testing for patients at University of Colorado Hospital. I believe that patient's physicians can provide the best care when they have access to accurate and timely laboratory test results.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (1979)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (1975)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Washington Program, Chief Resident, Pathology (1982)
Department: Pathology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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