Melinda Ring MD, IFMCP
Dr. Melinda Ring serves as director of the Osher Center for Integrative Health at Northwestern University and as clinical associate professor in the departments of medicine and medical social sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. She earned her medical degree and completed her residency at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona, and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Ring is board certified in internal medicine and integrative medicine and cares for patients with a wide variety of conditions and preventive health needs, with a special focus on women’s health.
In her roles at Northwestern, she oversees medical student and resident education and directs the clinical and faculty fellowships in integrative medicine, teaches the Cooking Up Health culinary medicine course, and researches nutrition and integrative strategies to promote health. Additionally, she contributes to textbooks, lectures, and research articles in the field of women’s health and integrative medicine.
In 2013, Rodale Books published her first book on integrative women’s health, The Natural Menopause Solution, and she has contributed to a variety of publications, including HuffPost and CNN. Dr. Ring also serves as board chair for the American Board of Integrative Medicine, on the steering committee of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Global Advances in Health and Medicine. In 2021, she received the Bravewell Distinguished Service Award, one of the highest honors in the field of integrative health, and presented a TEDxChicago talk on culinary medicine and how patients can be their own best, first doctor.