Dr. Mary Kay Ross

Mary Kay Ross, MD, FACEP is the founder and owner of The Institute for Personalized Medicine.  Dr. Ross has witnessed first-hand the overall declining health of Americans.  While working in emergency and trauma centers across the country, she found that many chronic health problems including obesity, diabetes, depression, high blood pressure and heart problems, although treatable, could also be prevented.  She believes that by utilizing proactive and preventative care rather than reactive treatments, many chronic diseases can be avoided.

Dr. Ross’s journey to functional medicine began in 2007 when her own personal experiences made her seek a more natural and integrative approach towards healing and aging.  She discovered that bio-identical hormones can heal her patients.  In 2010, Dr. Ross left the emergency room to devote her efforts full-time towards helping her patients achieve true healing though the use of Functional Medicine.  She now realizes that hormone replacement is merely one part of the equation that leads to optimal health.  Dr. Ross believes that medicine is evolving and thrives by learning continually.  She is committed to her beliefs and is passionate about the medicine she practices.

As a patient of hers, you will find that she listens to you and takes your concerns seriously.  A typical initial consultation lasts about an hour.  She cares and works with you to construct a proactive game plan for you to achieve optimal health.

Medical Education

  • Emergency Medicine, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio
  • M.D., University of Louisville School of Medicine, Kentucky
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Louisville, Kentucky
  • Actively pursuing certification through the Institute for Functional Medicine

Board Certification

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine


  • Institute for Functional Medicine
  • American College of Emergency Physicians

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