Dr. Melinda Ring serves as the Executive Director of the Osher Center of Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University. While earning her medical degree and completing her internal medicine residency at the University of Chicago, Dr. Ring’s passion for complementary and integrative medicine evolved along with her holistic philosophy of needing to treat the whole person to achieve true health and healing. Following residency, she completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil. In her role at Northwestern, she maintains an active integrative medicine consult practice, oversees the medical trainee integrative medicine and culinary medicine education, and conducts research. Her expertise is reflected in her contribution to academic textbooks, lectures and research articles and her first consumer book on integrative women’s health, The Natural Menopause Solution. She is also active on several national policy committees, including the board of the integrative medicine credentialing exam, Her interests include women’s health, food as medicine, dietary supplements, mindfulness and the healing power of nature. She is passionate about raising awareness of the power of integrative medicine to heal ourselves and our healthcare system.
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