Tonn MD - Physician - Dallas, TX, USA

Melissa D. Tonn MD

Dallas, TX, USA




An established presence in the Texas medical community, Melissa D. Tonn, MD presently heads OccMD Group, P.A. as the President and Chief Medical Officer. Since joining the practice in 2000, she has provided medical case-management services to Dallas-area companies that have opted out of standard workers’ compensation programs. A board-certified Occupational Medicine Physician, Melissa D. Tonn, MD also holds privileges at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, and provides clinical care to patients in Ft. Worth and Houston. In an administrative capacity, she was recently reappointed to the District Review Committee of the Texas Medical Board, which she first joined in 2008. She was also appointed by Governor Perry to the Texas Woman's University Board of Regents.

A respected presence in academia as well, Dr. Melissa Tonn maintains several teaching appointments with the University of Texas Health Science Centers. She has served for the past 17 years as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Occupational Medicine at the Houston campus’s School of Public Health, where she also sits on the Residency Program Selection Committee and functions as a site preceptor and lecturer. Moreover, since 2003 she has been an Associate Professor at the Tyler campus and since 2000 has lectured at the Dallas campus. Throughout her career, Dr. Tonn has participated in over 150 speaking engagements, including seminars and conferences across the state of Texas, and has published articles in various professional journals and newsletters.

To prepare for her career in medicine, Melissa D. Tonn, MD earned a dual Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Business Administration from Rice University in 1982 and an MD in 1986 from the University of Texas Health Science Center, where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She also holds a Master of Public Health and an MBA.

Work History

President & Chief Medical Officer

OccMD Group, P.A.

From April 2000

Qualifications & Certifications

BA, Business Administration & Biology

Rice University


University of Texas Health Science Center

MBA, Health Care Management & Finance

Rice University


University of Texas Health Science Center

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