Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute
RLMI is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.
Our Mission is to establish Lifestyle Medicine, especially the adoption of Whole-Food Plant-Based nutrition, as the foundation for health and the healthcare system.
We envision a world where Lifestyle Medicine is the standard of care within the healthcare system, and where people are empowered to make lifestyle behavior changes based on the tenets of Lifestyle Medicine.
Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Board of Directors
Susan Friedman, MD, MPH
RLMI Director of Clinical Studies
Learn more about Dr. Friedman here.
Carol H. Barnett, PhD, JD
Scientific Advisory Board
Neal Barnard, MD
Founding President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Brenda Davis, RD
Best-selling author, Lead Nutritionist, Diabetes Wellness Research Project, Marshall Islands
Marsha-Gail Davis, MD, MPH
Primary Care Internist and Preventionist; Board member, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Caldwell Esselstyn, MD
Director, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Reversal Program, Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute
Michael Greger, MD
Best-selling author of How Not to Diet and How Not to Diet Cookbook
Micaela Karlsen, PhD, MSPH
Director, Lifestyle Medicine Economic Research Consortium, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Michael Klaper, MD
Vegan nutrition author
Graduate Medical Education Consultant
John McDougall, MD
Best-selling author; Co-Founder of the McDougall Program; recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine