David Ring, MD, PhD

Associate Dean for Comprehensive Care and Professor of Surgery and Psychiatry, Dell Medical School

David Ring, MD, PhD, is associate dean for comprehensive care and professor of surgery and psychiatry at Dell Medical School. Trained as a hand and orthopedic surgeon, Ring’s extensive research, patient care, and quality and patient safety leadership contributed to an understanding of and a passion for the ways that mindset and circumstances affect human illness. Getting people interested in innovative ways to get and stay healthy depends on effective communication strategies that establish trust and make healthy habits appealing. Ring’s current work focuses on ways to use existing knowledge, diverse expertise, and innovative applications of technology to help people choose healthy options consistent with their values.