Lori Ann Zettell, MD

Lori Ann Zettell, MD
Lori Ann Zettell, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Lori Zettell, MD is a board-certified obstetrics and gynecology physician. Dr. Zettell received both her undergraduate degree in biology and medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She received the Ciba-Geigy award for community service during her first year of medical school. Her OB/GYN residency was at Hutzel Hospital, Detroit Medical Center. She did locums tenens for a year with her physician husband, spending time on an Indian Reservation and working in various practice settings, including hospital-based, group, and solo practices. Dr. Zettell started up a private OB/GYN practice in Marshall, Michigan, in 1995. She took a hiatus for a few years when her children were young and then returned to practice, obtained a certification in wound care and served as the Medical Director of the Oaklawn Hospital Wound Care Center for many years. Her interests took her into a more proactive direction addressing the root causes of chronic disease and helping patients to optimize their wellness. She started Outside the Box Functional Medicine and also opened a wellness cafe to encourage healthier eating in our community in 2018.

  • Education and Training

    • Residency 1994, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University
    • MD 1990, Wayne State University
    • BS 1986, Biology, Wayne State University
  • Research

    • Functional medicine
  • Publications

    • Zettell L.A., Jelsema R.D., Isada N.B. First-Trimester Septic Abortion Due to Salmonella enteritidis oranienburg Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1995;2(5):239-241.