Carolyn Coker Ross, M.D.
"Dr. Carolyn Ross is a physician, healer, and heroine
- someone who has taken a dangerous path, gained wisdom,
and returned to share her knowledge with the rest of
us. For a glimpse into what true healing is all about
and where the future of medicine lies, read this book."
- Larry Dossey, M.D., Author, "Healing Beyond the Body
& Reinventing Medicine"
Dr. Carolyn Coker received her medical training
at the University of Michigan Medical School and completed
a residency in Preventive Medicine and a Master's in Public
Health at Loma Linda University. She is on the Clinical Faculty
at the University of California, San Diego in the Department
of Family and Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Ross founded three Women's Integrative
Medicine Centers in San Diego between 1993-2000. Her centers
offered the best of Eastern and Western medicine, including:
chiropractic, yoga, acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal medicine,
massage and nutrition counseling.
Dr. Ross has been proactive in women's health
in a number of areas: she founded and served as medical director
of the Nova Women's Health Network, an IPA of 53 women physicians
in San Diego; she is a founding Board Member of the American
College of Women's Health Physicians, a group dedicated to
the development of a boarded specialty in Women's Medicine.
She is a past president of the San Diego Chapter of the National
Dr. Ross served on the Board of the National
Association of Professionals in Women's Health from 1995-1997.
She is the recipient of the "Matriot Award" presented to women
who make a significant contribution to women's health (1997),
the "Women Who Mean Business" award (1995), the Who's Who
in San Diego Award (1995) and the Young Woman of the Year
Dr. Ross served as the on-air medical advisor
for the KUSI Morning News Show in San Diego and has appeared
on major network affiliates as an on-air medical expert. She
is also a published author and a nationally known speaker.
Dr. Ross currently serves as a medical consultant to several
internet-based medical companies and is a freelance writer
for Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine Journal.
Articles from Dr. Ross's Women's Issues Column: