About IBLM

OUR PURPOSE – WHY WE EXIST

Our Purpose:
The International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM) sets and maintains standards for assessment and credentialing of physicians and PhD/Masters level health professionals in Lifestyle Medicine globally. We exist to:

  • Prevent, arrest and reverse chronic disease through LM interventions
  • Give patients a choice of care and reduce medical utilization costs, on a global basis
  • Educate interested physicians, health and allied health professionals
  • Set a common standard/language for LM protocols globally
  • Differentiate between the evidence based LM professionals and the non-evidence based LM practitioners
  • Set an international LM benchmark
  • Coordinate the certification efforts of the continental LM organizations
  • Co-issue LM certifications (together with the regional LM organizations) and thus provide a globally recognized “seal of approval”
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EXAM QUESTION WRITERS

Jill Waalen MD – Exam Writing, Coordination and Proctoring
Associate Professor, Scripps Research Institute
Family Medicine Physician, Psychometric Expert
Gregory L. Steinke MD – Exam Writing
Family Medicine, Tillamook Regional Medical Center
Family, Preventive and Lifestyle Medicine Specialist
Elizabeth Frates MD – Exam Writing
Lecturer, Harvard Medical School
Physician, Wellness Coach and Researcher
Darren Morton PhD – Exam Writing
Senior Lecturer, Avondale College of Higher Education
Exercise Physiologist, Lifestyle Medicine Researcher and Presenter
Karen Studer MD – Exam Writing
Program Director, Population Medicine
Associate Program Director, Preventive Medicine Residency Program Loma Linda University
 
 

 

BOARD MEMBERS

North America

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Wayne Dysinger MD – IBLM Board Chair – ex-officio
ABLM Board Chair
CEO Lifestyle Medicine Solutions, USA
Past President ACLM

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Larry Schmidt MD
President Canadian Academy of Lifestyle Medicine (CALM)
Professor Emeritus at Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University

Europe

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Stefania Ubaldi MD – ex-officio
President European Lifestyle Medicine Organisation
CEO MedinVita, Switzerland

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Rob Lawson MD
Chairman British Society of Lifestyle Medicine
Fellow & Examiner for the Royal College of General Practitioners

Asia

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Johann Kim T Manez, MD – ex-officio
President, Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
President, Philippine College of Lifestyle Medicine
Lifestyle Medicine Consultant, Adventist Medical Center Manila

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James Wu PhD
Board member, Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
CEO San Yu Health Education/Mgmt Center, Taiwan

Oceania

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Sam Manger MD – ex-officio
President Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
Medical Educator at James Cook University, Australia

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Darren Morton PhD
Course Convenor, Postgraduate Studies in Lifestyle Medicine,
Avondale College of Higher Education, Australia

Latin America

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Jhony Alberto de la Cruz MD – ex-officio
President Latin American Lifestyle Medicine Association (LALMA)
President Peruvian Lifestyle Medicine Organisation (PLMO)

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Fabio Dos Santos MD
President Brazilian Lifestyle Medicine Association (ABRASFEV)
Fellow in Cardiology (Duke University)

Other

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Ioannis Arkadianos MD
Vice President European Lifestyle Medicine Organisation
General Practitioner, Greece

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Margarete Ezinwa MD – ex-officio
Executive Director Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance
Family/Preventive Medicine Physician, Loma Linda University Health, USA

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Stephan Herzog – IBLM Executive Director – ex-officio
Executive Director ABLM
Principal Consultant Duke&Co, Australia & USA

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Luigi Maselli MD
President Italian Lifestyle Medicine Organisation
Scientific Director, National Department of Research of Lifestyle Sciences, Italy