Welcome to

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.

Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Board of Directors

Ted D. Barnett, MD, FACLM
Board Chair
RLMI Founding President
Read more about Dr. Barnett here.

Susan Friedman, MD, MPH
Board Vice-Chair
RLMI Director of Clinical Research
Learn more about Dr. Friedman here.

Carol H. Barnett, PhD, JD
Board Member
RLMI Secretary/Treasurer

International 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

Caldwell Esselstyn, MD
Director, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Reversal Program
Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute

Michael Greger, MD
Best-selling author of How Not to Die and How Not to Die Cookbook
Founder nutritionfacts.org

Micaela Karlsen, PhD, MSPH
Director, Lifestyle Medicine Economic Research Consortium
American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Michael Klaper, MD
Graduate Medical Education Consultant
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Darren Morton, PhD
Creator of The Lift Project

Jeff Novick, MS, RDN
Director of Nutrition:
The McDougall Program and The Pritikin Longevity Center

Local Advisory Board

Simone Bailey-Brown, MD
Jill Brooks, RN, DC
Jane Dorsey, MSN
Robert Franki
Kerry Graff, MD
Rosalind Hayes, MD
Brian Justice, DC
Cheryl Kelley, DDS
Stefenie King, MD
Rob Kriss
Scott E. Liebman, MD
Russell Maggio, MD
Steve Melcher
Rebeca Monk, MD
Robert Paine
Bruce Pollock
Thomas Roberts, MD
Sandra Sarnoski-Roberts, MD