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Ashlee N. Godshalk Ruggles, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Colorectal Surgery
  • Director, Colorectal Surgery
director of colorectal surgery dr. ashley godshalk ruggles

Dr. Ashlee N. Godshalk Ruggles is a board certified, fellowship trained colorectal surgeon with a focus on minimally invasive procedures. After receiving her medical degree at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Godshalk Ruggles completed her internship and general surgery residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. She continued her education by completing two fellowships at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX—the first in minimally-invasive colon and rectal surgery where she focused entirely on a laparoscopic and robotic approach to colorectal surgeries. She furthered her expertise by completing an additional fellowship in colon and rectal surgery the following year, this time expanding her focus to include advanced endoscopy and all approaches to surgery.

As a colon and rectal surgeon, Dr. Godshalk Ruggles' sole focus is the prevention and treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus. Her clinical interests focus on improving patient quality of life, implementing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols, and utilizing a minimally invasive approach to surgery.

Dr. Godshalk Ruggles is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. She has presented colorectal surgery research at national conferences and published research on other topics in professional medical journals. Away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, their two sons, and their German Shepherd dog, Nola.

Professional Profile

Clinical Location

  • Capital Health Surgical Group 2 Capital Way #356 Pennington NJ 08534 609.537.6700608.537.6717


  • Colon Surgery
  • Rectal Surgery


  • Colon & Rectal Surgery (Board Certified: 2021)
  • General Surgery (Board Certified: 2018)


  • Medical School - Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University - Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency - Surgery, Dartmouth - Hitchcock Medical Center - Lebanon, NH
  • Fellowship - Colorectal Fellowship, University of Texas Health Science Ctr - Houston - Houston, TX
  • Fellowship - Minimally Invasive Colorectal Fellowship, University of Texas Health Science Ctr - Houston - Houston, TX