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About ABLM​

The rationale for creating a Lifestyle Medicine (LM) certification is:

 

  • To educate interested physicians, health and allied health professionals about Lifestyle Medicine
  • To set a common standard/language for Lifestyle Medicine protocols globally
  • To differentiate between the evidence based Lifestyle Medicine professionals and the non-evidence based Lifestyle Medicine practitioners
  • To set a global Lifestyle Medicine benchmark
  • To attract health insurance funding for evidence based Lifestyle Medicine (by requiring that any fund receivers be formally certified)
  • To “legitimize” Lifestyle Medicine and have the ABLM certification eventually fall under the umbrella of board certification in Preventive Medicine or another ABMS board

Meet the Exam Writers

Jill Waalen, MD

Associate Professor
Scripps Research Institute Family Medicine
Physician, Psychometric Expert

Gregory L. Steinke, MD

Family Medicine
Tillamook Regional Medical Center
Family, Preventive & Lifestyle Medicine Specialist

Elizabeth Frates, MD

Lecturer
Harvard Medical School Physician
Wellness Coach & Researcher​

Karen Studer, MD

Program Director
Population Medicine Associate Program Director
Preventive Medicine Residency Program
Loma Linda University

Darren Morton, PhD

Senior Lecturer
Avondale College of Higher Education
Lifestyle Medicine Researcher & Presenter​
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Karen Adamson, MBBS

Endocrinology and Diabetes Specialist      National Health Service, United Kingdom

B o a r d   M e m b e r s

Wayne Dysinger, MD Board Chair

CEO, Lifestyle Medicine Solutions
Past President, ACLM

Liana Lianov, MD
Vice Chair

CEO, Health Type
Past President, ACLM​

David Ferriss, MD
Treasurer

Vice President & Medical Director
Healthways Board Treasurer, ACLM

Eddie Phillips, MD

Founder/Director, Institute of Lifestyle Medicine
(ILM) at Harvard Medical School

Dr. Brenda Rae, MD

Physician at Loma Linda Health
Past Board Member, ACLM

Jasdeep Saluja, MD

Medical Director, Revive Medicine BC, Canada

David Lippman, MD

Medical Director, Echo Community Health Care

Dexter Shurney, MD (ex-officio)

President ACLM, Medical Director Zipongo

Susan Benigas (ex-officio)

Executive Director, American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM)
Founder, The Plantrician Project;
Co-Founder, Int’l Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference

Stephan Herzog,
Executive Director (ex-officio)

Director, Duke & Co
Past General Manager, Lifestyle Medicine Institute (CHIP)

BECOME A CERTIFIED DIPLOMATE

4368 Central Avenue
Riverside, CA, 92506, USA
info@ablm.co

OUR MISSION
The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine (ABLM) sets and maintains standards for assessment and credentialing of physicians in Lifestyle Medicine. Certification as an ABLM diplomate signifies specialized knowledge in the practice of lifestyle medicine and distinguishes a physician as having achieved competency in lifestyle medicine.