Your Heart on Plants
Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Thursday, May 08, 2014
8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall
Speaker & Info
Robert J. Ostfeld, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Associate Director, Cardiology Fellowship
Founder and Director, Cardiac Wellness Program
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center
Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.
Dr. Robert Ostfeld is the founder and director of the Cardiac Wellness Program at Montefiore, an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and the Associate Director of the Cardiology Fellowship at Einstein-Montefiore.
Dr. Ostfeld is the author of over 25 original articles and has authored numerous book chapters, reviews, and clinical statements. His professional interests include cardiovascular disease prevention, medical education, and clinical research. He speaks frequently to both the medical and lay community regarding cardiovascular disease prevention.
Dr. Ostfeld earned the outstanding Full-Time Attending of the Year award at Montefiore for excellence in teaching medical residents, received the Program Director's Award for dedicated service on behalf of the Montefiore Einstein Cardiology Fellowship, and was elected to the Leo M. Davidoff Society at Einstein for outstanding achievement in the teaching of medical residents.
Dr. Ostfeld earned his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa; his MD from Yale University School of Medicine; and his Masters of Science in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Ostfeld completed his medial internship and residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and his cardiology fellowship and research fellowship in Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, both teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School. He then moved south and joined the faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center.
Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the impact of a plant based diet on cardiac health
- Discuss the impact of a plant based diet on health in general
- Discuss the pathophysiologic rationale for the changes accrued from a plant based diet
Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Division of Cardiology (Department of Medicine)