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
 

INTERNATIONAL EXAM PROCTORS

Jill Waalen MD – Exam Writing, Coordination and Proctoring
Associate Professor, Scripps Research Institute
Family Medicine Physician, Psychometric Expert
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Stephan Herzog – IBLM Executive Director
Executive Director ABLM
Principal Consultant Duke&Co, Australia & USA
Stephen Penman – ASLM Executive Director
Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
CEO Lifestyle Medicine Foundation
Mechelle Acero Palma MD MMHA DipIBLM FACLM
Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
President Remnant Institute Inc, Philippines

EXAM QUESTION TRANSLATION REVIEWERS

James Wu PhD DipIBLM – Chinese Translation
President, Chinese Society of Lifestyle Medicine
CEO, San Yu Health Education Center, Taiwan
Jenny Lee PhD DipIBLM – Korean Translation
President, Korean College of Lifestyle Medicine
Assistant Professor, University of North Texas Family Medicine
Renato Baena MD DipIBLM – Portuguese Translation
Brazilian College of Lifestyle Medicine (CBMEV), President and Founder
Assistant Professor University of Sao Paulo Medical School
Cristian Dellepiane MD DipIBLM – Spanish Translation
Responsable academico
Servicio Medicina General Ambulatoria
Hospital Universitario Austral

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

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Wayne Dysinger MD – IBLM Board Chair
ABLM Board Chair
CEO Lifestyle Medicine Solutions, USA
Past President ACLM
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Rob Lawson MD
Chairman British Society of Lifestyle Medicine
Fellow & Examiner for the Royal College of General Practitioners
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Johann Kim T Manez, MD
President, Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
President, Philippine College of Lifestyle Medicine
Lifestyle Medicine Consultant, Adventist Medical Center Manila
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Ravinder Mamtani MBBS MD DipIBLM
Co-Founder, Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group – Middle East
Senior Associate Dean for Population Health and Capacity Building        Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar
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Darren Morton PhD
Course Convenor, Postgraduate Studies in Lifestyle Medicine,
Avondale College of Higher Education, Australia
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Margarete Ezinwa MD
Executive Director Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance
Family/Preventive Medicine Physician, Loma Linda University Health, USA
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Stephan Herzog – IBLM Executive Director
Executive Director ABLM
Principal Consultant Duke&Co, Australia & USA