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Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University

Dr. Melinda Ring serves as the Medical Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, IL. While earning her medical degree and completing her residency at the University of Chicago, Dr. Ring’s passion for complementary and alternative medicine evolved along with her holistic philosophy of needing to treat the whole person, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual, to achieve true health and healing. Following residency, she completed the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Integrative Medicine, and cares for patients with a wide variety of conditions and preventive health needs.

In her roles at Northwestern, she oversees the clinical outpatient and inpatient programs, as well as medical student and resident education in Integrative Medicine. She leads a wonderful team of talented practitioners who work together to truly integrate the best of the world's medicine. This integrative approach facilitates healing and helps patients reach their goals for wellness with a greater sense of personal control.

She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and works on a national level to further integrative medicine. Her expertise is reflected in her contribution to textbooks, lectures and research articles in the field of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine. In spring 2012 Rodale Books published her 1st book on integrative women’s health, The Natural Menopause Solution.

Dr. Ring strives for a balanced life of work, family and play with her husband, two energetic sons and their funny canine companion, Scribble and Bongo.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University


2009 America’s Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America 2010 Most Compassionate Doctor from Vitals 2012 Most Compassionate Doctor from Vitals 2012 Patients’ Choice Award from Vitals 2013 "100 Women of Influence" by Today's Chicago Woman magazine 2013 Most Compassionate Doctor from Vitals 2013 Drs. Carl and Pat Greer Distinguished Physician in Integrative Medicine 2014 Public Voices Fellowship - Northwestern University