About Dr. Rachael
Rachael L. Ross, MD, PhD
As a family doctor and a sexologist, Dr. Rachael Ross has been heralded as “The next Dr. Ruth, the nationally renowned sexual therapist who pioneered frank sex talk.” Chicago Tribune
Energetic, beautiful and a no-holds-barred speaker, Dr. Rachael is captivating audiences across the U.S. on television, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and through numerous publications. A pioneer of ground breaking discussions about relationships, sex, health, abstinence & comprehensive sex education for teenagers, and most importantly HIV/AIDS prevention there’s no question that Dr. Rachael “Knows Sex!” and anything else she chooses to speak about.
Dr. Rachael achieved her M.D. from Meharry Medical College where she graduated with her sister Dr. Rebekkah Ross, her B.A. from Vanderbilt University where she studied anthropology, and her Ph.D. from the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists. Dr. Rachael practices medicine in her hometown of Gary, IN where she joins her father Dr. David, her brother Dr. Nathaniel Ross, and her mother/office manager Ruthie Ross in successfully developing a family medical clinic vision. This vision included Dr. Rachael’s BFF, business partner and sister, Dr. Rebekkah Ross who recently passed away from complications related to sickle cell anemia, however is fondly and daily memorialized by her family of physicians who loved her so very much. Dr. Rebekkah spiritually continues to motivate the family and most of all Dr. Rachael in all of her many endeavors.
Dr. Rachael was honored to receive Northwest Indiana’s 2012 prestigious Athena International Service Award for the work that she and her sister Dr. Rebekkah started together eight years ago to mentor the girls in their hometown of Gary, IN. She always says ‘since I’ve been given a lot, it’s my duty to give back a lot.’ The duo’s philanthropy will also be honored in early 2013 by the National Council of Negro Women.
Countless successful endeavors have gained Dr. Rachael an incredibly diverse following that is growing with viral success. To date Dr. Rachael tours college campuses to speak, is quoted frequently in Cosmopolitan and Self Magazine, contributes to several medical publications, is a regularly featured guest on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, Chicago’s WCIU Television ‘You & Me This Morning’ and ‘The Doctors’. In celebration of Dr. Rachael’s viewer success Dr. Rachael had a titled segment “Ask Dr. Ross” -full of medical questions from diverse viewers who enjoy Dr. Rachael’s light and entertaining medical advice presented with a sexy boldness that everyone across the country is talking about.
Dr. Rachael’s first book titled “Down Right Feel Right – Outercourse: For Her & For Him” is becoming a must read for married and single viewers everywhere. Dr. Rachael lives in Chicago, IL and in her free time refurbishes furniture, dabbles in interior design, maintains her medical practice in Gary, IN and commutes throughout the U.S. passionately offering ‘prescriptions for life’!
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