Dr. Melissa Tonn is a respected presence in the Dallas medical community who maintains status as a board certified occupational medicine practitioner and serves as president and chief medical officer of OccMD Group, P.A. Active in various professional associations, Dr. Melissa Tonn also holds responsibilities as vice chair of the Texas Woman’s University (TWU) Board of Regents.
Working with Texas Woman's University, Dr. Tonn has been integral in creating the campus program Tonn Emergency Aid for Adults who have Aged Out of Foster Care. This unique funding pathway is designed to meet the emergency needs of students who are at risk of having their university studies disrupted by life events.
Not intended as a consistent source of supplemental money toward school or basic needs, the program offers students facing homelessness, medical emergencies, and lack of money for utilities a lifeline for stabilizing their personal situations. Approval for aid is contingent on meeting specific academic requirements as a TWU student in good standing, with funds available a maximum of one time per semester.
An experienced physician, Melissa D. Tonn, MD, specializes in musculoskeletal disorders, workers’ compensation and disability cases, and chronic regional pain syndrome.