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Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder, president, and director of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California, where he holds the Bucksbaum Chair. For the past 25 years, Dr. Ornish has directed clinical research demonstrating that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse severe coronary heart disease, without drugs or surgery. He is the author of five best-selling books, including The New York Times' bestsellers Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease, Eat More, Weigh Less, and Love & Survival. He recently directed the first random controlled trial demonstrating that comprehensive lifestyle changes may affect the progression of prostate cancer.
The research that Dr. Ornish and his colleagues conducted has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet, Circulation, The New England Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Cardiology, and elsewhere. A one-hour documentary of his work was broadcast on NOVA, the PBS science series, and was featured on Bill Moyers' PBS series, Healing & The Mind. Their work has been featured in virtually all major media, including cover stories in Newsweek, Time, and U.S. News & World Report.
Dean Ornish is a member of the board of directors of the U.S. United Nations High Commission on Refugees, the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation, and the Wheelchair Foundation. He was appointed to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and elected to the California Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Ornish has been a physician consultant to the White House and to several bipartisan members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. He is listed in Who's Who in Healthcare and Medicine, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World. He was recognized as "one of the most interesting people of 1996" by People magazine, featured in the Time 100 issue on alternative medicine, and chosen by LIFE magazine as "one of the 50 most influential members of his generation."
Dean Ornish is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and received his medical training from Baylor College of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and the Massachusetts General Hospital. He received a bachelor of arts degree in Humanities, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Texas in Austin, where he gave the baccalaureate address.
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