Acclaimed and Renowned Author & Speaker


Internship and Residency, July 1975 – June 1979
      Tufts New England Medical Center Affiliated Hospitals
M.D., 1975, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire
B.A. (Biology), Magna Cum Laude, 1971, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio

Assistant Clinical Professor

Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Vermont College of Medicine at Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine
June 1982 – March 2001

Board Certification

Diplomate, American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, 2016
Diplomate, American Board of Holistic Medicine, 2005
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1981
Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1981 – 2023

Clinical Instructor 

Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Vermont College of Medicine
June 1979 – June 1982

Associate Clinical Professor

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tufts University School of Medicine

Director of Resident’s Outpatient Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinic

St. Margaret’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
1979 –1980

Private Practice Gynecology

Women to Women
Yarmouth, Maine
February 1986 – June 1997

Co-founder, Women to Women
Yarmouth, Maine
November 1985

Private Practice Obstetrics & Gynecology 

Gynecological Associates
South Portland, Maine
July 1979 – August 1985

Hospital Appointments 

Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine
      Ob-Gyn Staff, 1979 – 2015

Mercy Hospital, Portland, Maine
      Courtesy Staff, 1980 – 2015

Maine Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
      Quality Assurance Committee, 1989 – 1995

Mercy Hospital
      Premenstrual Syndrome Advisory Board, 1984 – 1986

Maine Medical Center, High-Risk Perinatal Group
      Member, Perinatal Associates, 1981 – 1983

Professional Appointments

My Cycle Story, Board of Advisors, March 2023 – Present

Millions Against Medical Mandates, Content Creation Committee, June 2020 – Present

Alliance for Human Research Protection, Distinguished Advisory Board, 2019 – Present

Intact America, Board of Health Professionals 2010 – Present

A Woman’s Nation, Advisory Board, 2009 – Present

Heal Breast Cancer Foundation, Advisory Board, 2007 – 2010

Friends of the Birth Center, Advisory Board, 2007 – 2008

Pilates Style, Advisory Board, 2006 – 2010

Family Circle, Advisory Board, 2006 – 2009

National Center for Homeopathy, Advisory Board, 2006 – 2007

The Red Web Foundation, Advisory Board Member, 2004 – 2011

Heartwings Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2004 – 2009

American Holistic Health Association, Board of Advisors, 2003 – Present

True North, Advisory Board Member, 2002 – 2004

National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine, Advisory Council, 1997 – 2006

Country Living’s Healthy Living, Board of Advisors, 1996 – 2000

Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Advisory Board, 1994 – 2001

Endometriosis Foundation of Greater New York, Board of Advisors, 1991 – 1996

New Road Map Foundation, Advisory Board, 1990 – 1995

Proprioceptive Writing Center, Portland, Maine, Board of Trustees, 1987 – 1989

Natural Health Magazine, Advisory Board Member, 1986 – 2009

American Holistic Medical Association
      Co-President with Bernie Siegel, MD, March 1988-March 1990
      President,June 1986 – March 1988
      Secretary, June 1986 – March 1988
      New England Trustee, June 1984 – June 1986
      Trustee at Large, June 1982 – June 1984    

Honors & Awards

Zelenko Foundation Rosa Parks Award, December 2022

Named in “Spiritual 100 List,” Watkins Mind Body Spirit, 2020, 2021 & 2022

New Thought Walden Award in the Mind/Body Healing category, 2018

Recognized by OWN as a Super Soul 100 Soul Igniter, 2016

Named in “The 100 Most Trusted People in America,” Readers Digest, June 2013

The Labor of Love Award, Choices in Childbirth, 2011

Integrative Healthcare Visionary Award, Integrative Healthcare Symposium, 2010

Trefoil Ranch 60th Award for Courage, Confidence, and Character, Girl Scouts of Utah, 2007

Excellence in Integrative Medicine Award, Heal Breast Cancer Foundation, 2007

Lamaze International Irwin Chabon Award, 2006

Recipient, Chautauqua Lecturer for 2004

American Heart Association Learn & Live Gold Heart Award, 2004

Campaign for Better Health Celebrating Excellence Award, 2003

Pioneer of Holistic Medicine, Silver Anniversary Scientific Committee,

American Holistic Medical Association, 2003

Recipient, Maine Media Women’s President’s Award, 2003

Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, University of Maine at Farmington, 2002

Books for a Better Life Award, 2001, for The Wisdom of Menopause (Bantam 2001)

Women of Distinction Honoree, Kennebec Girl Scout Council, 2001

Natural Health Magazine’s Hall of Fame, March 2001

Named “One of 10 Ob/Gyns Who Made a Difference” OBG Magazine Award, 2000

Body Mind Spirit Award for Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom (Bantam 1994), 1996

Sarah Orne Jewett Award, Maine Women’s Fund, 1994

Outstanding Teacher Award, Presented by Tufts Medical School, Class of 1979

Publications: Books and Articles

“COVID-19 and the Surge in Decidual Cast Shedding”, The Gazette of Medical Sciences, 2022; 3(1): pp 107-117

A Mom’s Guide to the COVID Shot, Thrive Publishing 2021

Dodging Energy Vampires, Hay House, Inc. 2018

A Daily Dose of Women’s Wisdom, Hay House, Inc. 2017

Making Life Easy, Hay House, Inc. 2016

Goddesses Never Age, Hay House, Inc. 2015 New York Times bestseller

Beautiful Girl, Hay House, Inc. 2013

The Secret Pleasures of Menopause Playbook, Hay House, Inc. 2009

The Secret Pleasures of Menopause, Hay House, Inc. 2008

The Wisdom of Menopause Journal: Your Guide to Creating Vibrant Health and Happiness in the Second     Half of Your Life, Hay House, Inc. 2007

Mother-Daughter Wisdom: Creating a Legacy of Emotional and Physical Health, Bantam 2005. Voted Amazon’s #1 book of the year in both Parenting & Families and Health, Mind, & Body categories in 2005, Quill Award Nominee

The Dr. Christiane Northrup Newsletter, Monthly newsletter, Hay House, Inc. 2004 – 2008

The Wisdom of Menopause, Bantam 2001, revised 2006, revised 2012, revised 2021. #1 on the New York       Times bestseller list; named’s Best of 2001,” #1 on in 2001 and 2002

The Dr. Christiane Northrup e-Newsletter, formerly known as Women’s Health Wisdom, monthly e-letter via 2001 – Present

“Alternative Treatment for PMS and Perimenopause,” Strategic Medicine 2 (7), July 1998, pp. 38–40

Menopause: An Alternative Approach, Primary Care Clinics of North America, WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 1997

“Menopause,” Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Primary Care, 24 (4), December 1997, pp. 921–948

Natural Health Magazine, “Woman to Woman,” June 1996 – February 1997

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, Bantam 1994, Second Edition 1998, revised 2006, revised 2010, revised 2020; New York Times bestseller; #1 on in 1999

Health Wisdom for Women, Phillips Publishing International Potomac, Maryland.  Monthly newsletter.  1994–2004

East–West Journal, “Ask the Holistic Doctor,” 1985 – 1986

Host, Radio Show

Flourish! with Dr. Christiane Northrup
   October 2009 – August 2019

Host, National Public Television Specials

Glorious Women Never Age, Hay House, Inc., 2015

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, Hay House, Inc., 2010

Menopause and Beyond: New Wisdom for Women, Hay House, Inc., 2007

Mother-Daughter Wisdom, Hay House, Inc., 2006

The Wisdom of Menopause, Heitz/Wilson, Inc., 1999

Your Diet, Your Health, Heitz/Wilson, Inc., 1999

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Choices, Heitz/Wilson, Inc., 1999

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Minds, Heitz/Wilson, Inc., 1998