About this Program
Welcome Aboard!
Downloadable Materials
Course Book Knowledge Quiz
Course Completion

Meet the Faculty

Ted D. Barnett, MD, FACLM, DipABLM. Founding President and Board Chair, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute. Former Board Member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), Fellow of ACLM, and Chair of ACLM’s Type 2 Diabetes Remission Task Force. Partner Borg and Ide Imaging, Rochester, NY.
An Interventional Radiologist, Dr. Barnett is known as the “High-tech doctor with low-tech solutions.” After being inspired by the work of Dr. Dean Ornish, he became personally plant-based in 1991. It was one of his best decisions!
Activity Director
Classes 1,2,3,5, and 9

Susan M. Friedman, MD, MPH, FACLM, DipABLM, Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Founding Director of Lifestyle Medicine at Highland Hospital’s Department of Medicine, Director of Clinical Studies and Vice Chair, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute, Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), member of ACLM’s Lifestyle Medicine Economic Research Consortium (LMERC).
Dr. Friedman is board-certified in Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, and Lifestyle Medicine, and the author of more than 40 high-impact papers, which have been cited over 2000 times.
Classes 4 and 6

Carol Hee Barnett, PhD, JD. Board Member and Secretary/Treasurer, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute
Course Book and Recipes

Robert Franki, MA. Communications Director and Jumpstart Project Manager, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute
Learning Management System Operation

The above faculty have all declared that they have no financial conflict of interest.


Nathaniel Barnett. Bachelor of Arts in Music, Yale University 2015. Masters in Choral Conducting degree candidate, Rutgers University 2021.
Music Director and co-founder Uncommon Music Festival
Theme Music

François Couperin, Composer
Les Baricades Mistérieuses (1717)