Rachael Ross is an American family medicine physician, sexologist and media personality best known as a recurring co-host on the medical-themed talk show The Doctors.
A pioneer of groundbreaking discussions about relationships, sex, health, abstinence HIV/AIDS prevention and comprehensive sex education for teenagers, "Dr. Rachael" has spread her message to audiences across the U.S. on television, social media and numerous publications.
For Dr. Rachael, practicing medicine is something of a family business. She continues to practice in her hometown of Gary, Indiana with her father, Dr. David Ross, and her brother, Dr. Nathaniel Ross, while mom Ruthie serves as office manager.
Dr. Rachael's sister, Rebekkah Ross, was also a physician and part of the Ross Family Doctors' practice until she passed away from complications related to sickle cell anemia in 2011.
In 2012, Dr. Rachael received Northwest Indiana's prestigious Athena International Service Award for the work she started in 2004 with her sister Dr. Rebekkah, mentoring girls in their hometown. The duo's philanthropy has also been recognized by the National Council of Negro Women.
In addition to her family practice, Dr. Rachael has been a featured speaker at college campuses nationwide and has been quoted as an expert in Cosmopolitan and Self magazines and contributes to several medical publications. She also the author of Down Right Feel Right – Outercourse: For Her & For Him, designed to help couples develop greater intimacy.
Dr. Rachael earned her M.D. from Meharry Medical College and her Ph.D. from the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists, along with a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, where she studied anthropology.
She now lives in Chicago, 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".