Dr. Dean Ornish resides and works in Sausalito. His nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute is located on Bridgeway. Please join us for his talk entitled
“Can Lifestyle Changes Reverse Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease”
Dr. Ornish's Bio
Dean Ornish, M.D., is known as “the father of lifestyle medicine” and the first to prove that lifestyle medicine can reverse the progression of many chronic diseases including coronary heart disease, early-stage prostate cancer, and cellular aging (by lengthening telomeres). He is also the founder and president of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute, clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and the University of California, San Diego, and the author of seven books, all national bestsellers. The “Ornish diet” has been rated “#1 for Heart Health” by a panel of independent experts at U.S. News & World Report for eight years from 2011-2019.
He has received numerous honors, including the inaugural “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine; Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the University of Texas, Austin; the Plantrician Project Luminary Award; and the National Public Health Hero Award from the University of California, Berkeley. He was appointed by President Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and by President Obama to the White House Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. Dr. Ornish was recognized as a “TIME 100 Innovator;” by Life magazine as “one of the 50 most influential members of his generation;” by People magazine as “one of the most interesting people of the year;” and by Forbes magazine as “one of the world’s seven most powerful teachers.”