Mrs Ashleigh Sommer

SIU Sch Med. Plastic Surgery

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SIU Sch Med. Plastic Surgery


-Hello! I began my career as a registered nurse working on the Burn ICU after undergrad and very quickly realized what an amazing and special patient population it was to work with. When I decided to go back to school to advance my career, I worked in the Emergency Department every weekend and attended graduate school in St. Louis during the week.  Life was very busy, raising our new daughter and going to graduate school but it was certainly worth it.  After graduate school I was a nurse practitioner with Cardiothoracic Surgery and then landed my dream career working again with burn patients with Plastic Surgery.  
-My husband and I have been married for 10 years and we have two children, a girl and a boy, and our fur baby.  I would like to think I have a green thumb and enjoy working outside with our landscaping and garden. Lastly (but not least), I am passionate about caring for the burn patient through the acute and rehabilitative stage.