Physician Profile: Atrium Emergency Trauma Center Director Loves Adventure

Premier Pulse     September 2018

Aston_350x350 Jill Aston, MD, is director of Atrium Medical Center’s Level III Emergency Trauma Center and serves as medical director for the Middletown and Monroe fire and EMS departments.

What is your clinical specialty?
Emergency Medicine

Where did you go to school?
Ohio University, University of Colorado – undergrad
Wright State University – medical school

What brought you to Premier Health?
The Emergency Department at Atrium Medical Center

Why did you choose medicine as a career?
I initially thought I wanted to be a veterinarian, but after 9/11 it became very clear to me that I needed to be a people doctor!

Who are the people who influenced and/or mentored you?
So many – my mother, who was the hardest working person I know; my father, who never takes life too seriously; and my husband, Scott, who has always encouraged me to follow my dreams.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
I have driven to all corners of the United States, traveled to all 50 states, and even drove all 1,400 miles of the Alaska Highway through some of the most remote parts of British Columbia and the Yukon in Canada.

Where is your hometown?
Fairfield, Ohio

What, if any, sports team(s) do you cheer for?
Cincinnati Reds and any team my kids play on!

What is the last book you read?
“When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi

What is your favorite song in your playlist?
“Ho Hey” by the Lumineers

What is your favorite food?

What is your favorite hobby?
Travel/adventure and skiing

What is your favorite animal, and why?
Cats, the ultimate chill creature

Where is your favorite vacation spot, and why?
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – the Tetons are one of the most gorgeous accessible places in the world. The vibe there is simple and easy-going, and I leave feeling refreshed!

Describe something for which you are especially thankful:
Always has to be my husband and three children – they make all of life worthwhile!

Pick a Side

iPhone or Android?

Early bird or night owl?
Night owl, BIG TIME

Beach bum or mountain hiker?
Mountain hiker

Dress shoes or tennis shoes?
A little of both

Paperback or e-reader?
Both, although I still prefer the weight of a book

Coffee or tea?
Coffee, every day

Cooking or baking?
Cooking, only when I have to

Sweet or salty?

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