Michelle Ludwig, National Board Member

A smiling woman sitting next to a yellow lab service dog in a blue canine companions vestIn 2007, Michelle was matched with her first hearing service dog, Marguerite, and was introduced to Canine Companions.  She was matched with successor dog, Pam, in September 2021.  She and her husband John joined the first South Central Region board in 2019, shortly after the Baylor Scott and White Health campus completed construction.  Currently, she serves on the Inclusion and Diversity Committee on the regional board and is excited to have been invited to join the National Board in 2021.  She is looking forward to giving back to Canine Companions as she is grateful for the incredible bond that she shared with Marguerite and now Pam.  
Dr. Michelle Ludwig graduated from Purdue University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science, a minor in Spanish, and was actively involved in Delta Gamma sorority.  Following graduation, she attended Emory University for Medical School and a Master of Public Health degree in Cancer Epidemiology in 2005. While completing her residency in radiation oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, she earned a Ph.D. in Cancer Epidemiology at The University of Texas School of Public Health.  She holds an academic appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Baylor College of Medicine, specializing in breast and gynecological malignancies, and is an Adjunct Professor at the University Of Texas School Of Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology.  As a clinician educator, she is passionate about training the next generation of students and residents.  Currently, she volunteers as a mentor for American Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss (AMPHL) and is on the Inclusion and Excellence Council for Baylor College of Medicine.  She is a proud mother of two young daughters.