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David Ring MD, PhD

David Ring MD, PhD

Associate Dean for Comprehensive Care and Professor of Surgery, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

David Ring, MD, PhD, is Associate Dean for Comprehensive Care, Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care, and Courtesy Professor of Psychiatry and also of Health Social Work at Dell Medical School. Trained as a hand and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. 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. Dr. 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.


Dr. Ring reports the following:
  • Royalties: Skeletal Dynamics
  • Personal Fees: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (Deputy Editor); Universities and Hospitals; Lawyers; Health Services and Resource Administration and Department of Justice; Premier Healthcare Solutions; Wolters Kluwer Health; Everus
  • Grant: National Institutes of Health
  • Stock Options: MyMedicalHub

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Upper-Extremity Impairments in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes