Ocoee OB/GYN is excited to welcome Dr. Del E. Ashcraft, Jr to our staff beginning April 1, 2017.
Dr. Ashcraft is a brilliant physician and gifted surgeon. In his lifetime, he has delivered over 8000 sweet little babies. . He specializes in cutting-edge robotics surgery for women including procedures that treat urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, endometriosis and infertility. Dr. Ashcraft has successfully performed over 1250 of these minimally-invasive procedures making him one of Tennessee's most experienced robotic surgeons and robotic instructors. In addition to offering complete obstetric care, Dr. Ashcraft will also lead the introduction of robotic surgery at Tennova Hospital when they start their minimally invasive robotics program in the coming months.
Dr. Del E. Ashcraft, Jr. was born in Arkansas but grew up in Corinth, Mississippi. He attended Mississippi State University graduating in 1987 with a degree in electrical engineering before pursuing his medical degree. He graduated from the University of Mississippi, School of Medicine in 1993. From 1994-1997, Dr. Ashcraft completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Louisiana State University Medical School. After residency, he joined the staff at Chattanooga Women’s Specialties where he has been practicing for twenty years.
During his time in Chattanooga, Dr. Ashcraft has served as Obstetrics Section Chief at Parkridge East Hospital, Director of Maternal and Children’s Services at Hutcheson Medical Center and Vice Chief of Staff for Parkridge Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, a Fellow with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as a member of American Medical Association and the Society of Robotic Surgery.
At work, Dr. Ashcraft operates on patients with a state-of-the-art robotic daVinci surgical system. But, off the clock, he handcrafts lovely wooden furniture, including Windsor chairs, tables, bowls and even an 18-foot sea kayak and guitar. He enjoys medical missions trips to Guatemala every year especially when he gets to see the babies he has delivered now growing healthy and strong. In recognition of his service to women and their children abroad, Dr. Ashcraft received the Frist Humanitarian Award in 2012.
Dr. Ashcraft and his wife Susan, a Professor of Psychology at Lee University, are newlyweds. They were married in December 2016. Their blended family includes four children: Jordan (26), a 4th-grade school teacher in Georgia; Bo (24), a senior Business major at Tennessee Tech University; Kaity (22), a senior Public Relations major at Lee University; and Caroline (19), a freshman Psychology major at Lee University.