Dr. Meg Edison
Dr. Meg Edison is a pediatrician in private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is actively involved in state level health care policy via organized medicine and grassroots physician efforts.
Dr. Edison graduated from Hillsdale College in 1996 with degrees in Biology and Chemistry and received her M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School. She completed pediatric residency training at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland, Maine in 2003 before returning home to Michigan.
Dr. Edison runs the popular blog Rebel.MD, which garnered more than 100,000 readers in December 2015 when she posted an open letter to the American Board of Pediatrics stating her decision to opt out of the board’s maintenance of certification process (commonly “MOC”), which she deems a fear-based money-making scheme that diverts doctors’ resources of time and money away from providing top-flight patient care.
In addition to co-founding, editing, and writing for Rebel.MD as a way to reach out nationally to physicians and policy makers in a non-traditional way, Dr. Edison is actively involved in traditional organized medicine locally. Dr. Edison serves on the Board of Directors for the Kent County Medical Society, has served as a delegate and reference committee chair to the Michigan State Medical Society House of Delegates, and has testified in the state legislature on many occasions on behalf of the state medical society and sometimes testifies in opposition to the state medical society.