Non-Clinical Career Profile

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To better your understanding of non-clinical career options and/or facilitate your physician career change, today we introduce you to Christiane Northrup, MD. Dr. Northrup is a visionary pioneer in the field of women’s health and wellness. A board-certified OB/GYN physician who graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and did her residency at Tufts New England Medical Center, Dr. Northrup was also an assistant clinical professor of ob/gyn at Maine Medical Center for over 20 years.


Recognizing that health and healing are our birthrights, Dr. Northrup helps empower women to tune in to their innate inner wisdom to transform their health and their lives. Her latest book, Mother-Daughter Wisdom: Creating a Legacy of Physical & Emotional Health (Bantam 2005), which was nominated for a prestigious Quill Award and was recognized by the editors at as one of the 50 Best Books of 2005, explores how and why the mother-daughter bond is at the head waters of a woman’s health. She is also the host of a PBS special on the same topic, which premiered March 2005. In addition to this, Dr. Northrup is the author of two New York Times best-selling books, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom (Bantam, 1998) and The Wisdom of Menopause (Bantam, 2001).


She has also hosted four previous successful public television specials and authors a popular monthly e-letter on her website,, and a print newsletter, The Dr. Christiane Northrup Newsletter:Women’s Wisdom for Optimal Health and Healing. Her work has been featured on the “Oprah Winfrey Show”, the “Today Show”, “NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw”, “The View”, and “Good Morning America.”


This biography and more information on Dr. Northrup are available at the SpeakersOnHealth website.

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