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About IBLM

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”

Meet the Exam Writers

Jill Waalen, MD

Associate Professor
Scripps Research Institute Family Medicine
Physician, Psychometric Expert

Gregory L. Steinke, MD

Family Medicine
Tillamook Regional Medical Center
Family, Preventive & Lifestyle Medicine Specialist

Elizabeth Frates, MD

Lecturer
Harvard Medical School Physician
Wellness Coach & Researcher​

Karen Studer, MD

Program Director
Population Medicine Associate Program Director
Preventive Medicine Residency Program
Loma Linda University

Darren Morton, PhD

Senior Lecturer
Avondale College of Higher Education
Lifestyle Medicine Researcher & Presenter​

Meet the Exam Proctors

Jill Waalen, MD

Associate Professor
Scripps Research Institute Family Medicine
Physician, Psychometric Expert

Stephan Herzog

Executive Director ABLM
Principal Consultant
Duke&Co, Australia & USA

Stephen Penman

Australasian Society of Lifestyle
Medicine, CEO Lifestyle
Medicine Foundation

Mechelle Acero Palma, MD

Asian Society of Lifestyle
Medicine, President Remnant
Institute Inc, Philippines

Rob Lawson, MD

Chairman British Society of
Lifestyle Medicine, Fellow & Examiner
for the Royal College of General Practitioners, Great Britain

Meet the Exam Translation Reviewers

James Wu, PhD DipIBLM

President, Chinese Society of
Lifestyle Medicine CEO, San Yu Health Education Center, Taiwan

Jenny Lee, PhD DipIBLM

President, Korean College of Lifestyle Medicine, Assistant Professor, University of North
Texas Family Medicine

Renato Baena, MD DipIBLM

Brazilian College of Lifestyle Medicine (CBMEV), President
and Founder, Assistant Professor
University of Sao Paulo
Medical School Brazil

Cristian Dellepiane, MD DipIBLM

Responsable academico,
Servicio Medicina General Ambulatoria, Hospital
Universitario Austral Argentina

Meet the Advisory Board Memb.ers

Wayne Dysinger, MD DipIBLM

ABLM Board Chair
CEO Lifestyle Medicine Solutions, USA, Past President ACLM

Rob Lawson, MD DipIBLM

Chairman British Society of Lifestyle Medicine, Fellow & Examiner
for the Royal College of
General Practitioners Great Britain

Johann Kim T Manez, MD DipIBLM FACLM

Executive Director, Philippine
College of Lifestyle Medicine
Consultant, FourLeaf Lifestyle
Medicine Institute Philippines

Ravinder Mamtani, MBBS MD DipIBLM

Co-Founder, Lifestyle Medicine
Interest Group – Middle East
Senior Associate Dean for
Population Health and
Capacity Building Qatar

Darren Morton, PhD DipIBLM

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

Margarete Ezinwa, MD DipIBLM

Executive Director Lifestyle
Medicine Global Alliance
Family/Preventive Medicine
Physician, Loma Linda
University Health, USA

Stephan Herzog

Executive Director ABLM
Principal Consultant
Duke&Co, Australia & USA

The IBLM cooperates with the following lifestyle medicine organisations:

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OUR MISSION
The International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM) sets and maintains standards for assessment and credentialing of physicians in Lifestyle Medicine. Certification as an IBLM diplomate signifies specialized knowledge in the practice of lifestyle medicine and distinguishes a physician as having achieved competency in lifestyle medicine.