Kathryn “Ashley” Bentley, M.D. is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in hand and upper extremity surgery. She brings a compassionate and vigilant mindset along with her unique skill set to the OrthoSports St. Vincent’s Birmingham campus that ensure her patients receive the best care possible.
Dr. Bentley is a native of Montgomery, Alabama. She attended The University of Alabama after receiving a full athletic scholarship for Women’s Tennis. Throughout her four years of playing tennis for the university, she was awarded the Paul W. Bryant Student-Athlete Award, named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American, and she broke the record for most career singles and doubles wins at Alabama. After earning her bachelor’s degree, she spent a year as the Assistant Coach for Women’s Tennis at Auburn University before beginning medical school. She earned her medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine in Birmingham, AL. She completed her Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville and went on to complete a Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
As an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Bentley strives to provide patients with the highest quality of orthopedic care possible including surgical and non-surgical solutions. In addition to general orthopedic care and surgery, Dr. Bentley has a particular interest in:
- Hand and wrist fracture care
- Tendon injuries about the hand and wrist
- Wrist Arthroscopy
- Traumatic sports-related injuries of the hand and wrist
- Nerve surgery of the hand, wrist, and elbow
- Joint reconstruction and degenerative disorders of the hand and wrist
Her patient-centered thinking helps her determine the safest, simplest, and most appropriate course of treatment needed to obtain a successful outcome.
In her free time, Dr. Bentley enjoys playing tennis, traveling, playing with her beagle, and spending time with her friends and family.
Dr. Bentley’s professional affiliations include memberships with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society.
Research and Publications
- Rectenwald, Joseph P., Bentley, K. Ashley, Murray, Peter M., Saha, Subrata.”Strain as a Function of Time in Extrinsic Wrist Ligaments Tensioned Through External Fixation.” HAND (2017): 1558944717692091.
- Bentley K A, Fernandez S, Hudspeth LJ, Clegg M, Wasserman P, Kaye M. Dynamic MRI for diagnosis of pathologic extensor carpi ulnaris tendon instability.
– Podium presentation 2016 Florida Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting
– Poster presentation 2016 University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville Research Day (Award – 6th place in poster competition)
– Podium presentation 2016 Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
– Poster presentation 2016 American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting
- Worsham J, Bentley K, Cordon J, Brinkis E. Acute occlusion of aortobifemoral bypass graft after revision total hip arthroplasty. Int J Case Rep Images 2015;6(12):771–776. doi:10.5348/ijcri-2015125-CR-10586
- Dietrich, L. N., Bentley, A., Savage, J. A., Momaya, A. M., Larrison, M. C., McGwin, G., & Ponce, B. A. (2015). Arthroscopic decompression at the suprascapular notch: a radiographic and anatomic roadmap. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 24(3), 433-438.