Ricardo Hood

Dr. Ricardo Hood received his MD degree from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Dillard University. His family medicine residency training was completed at The Methodist Hospitals in Gary Indiana. He spent 28 years in clinical practice in a variety of settings ranging from solo practice to Multispecialty Group Practice. He had staff privileges at The Methodist Hospitals in Gary IN for more than 25 years and St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, IN for more than 15 years. He served as Chair of the Continuous Quality Improvement committees at both hospitals and Chair of the Division of Family Medicine at both Hospitals during his tenure. He served as City Health Commissioner for the City of Gary, IN for 10 years.

He served as Medical Director and Director of Medical Informatics for the East Chicago Community Health Center in East Chicago, IN and as Chief Medical Officer for Heritage Essential Medical Services, FQHC in Clemson, SC. Dr. Hood was Clinical Teaching Faculty in the Methodist Hospital Family Medicine Training Program and the Indiana University School of Medicine, Northwest Family Medicine Program where he taught medical students and residents clinical skills and Family Medicine. Dr. Hood was also a clinical preceptor for Nurse practitioner programs at Indiana University Northwest and Perdue University Calumet. In addition he served as clinical preceptor for physician assistant students at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland Ca.

Dr. Hood joined the Department of Clinical Medicine at Ross University in January of 2014, dedicated to the development of Ross University medical students into Ross University doctors.