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

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, DipIBLM, FACLM
Executive Director, Philippine College of Lifestyle Medicine
Consultant, FourLeaf Lifestyle Medicine Institute
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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