Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group - Middle East

Globally, there is an ongoing epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), examples of which include hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes to name a few. The good news is that a vast majority of these diseases can be prevented, treated and oftentimes reversed with lifestyle measures such as healthy food, good nutrition practices, physical activity, stress management and smoking cessation. These measures comprise the core of lifestyle medicine practice, an emerging discipline in healthcare. In the spirit of promoting lifestyle medicine, we welcome you to join the Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group - Middle East (LMIG-ME).

If you are passionate about enabling self-care, promoting health and preventing disease, please support us in this journey to reduce the burden of disease and improve the health of future generations.

You are welcome.

Dr. Ravinder Mamtani
Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research
Senior Associate Dean for Population Health, Capacity Building and Student Affairs
Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar

Dr. Sohaila Cheema
Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research
Director, Institute for Population Health
Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar



To support and cultivate a community of dedicated professionals who strive to promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles.



  • Collaborate and partner on lifestyle medicine projects.
  • Foster and support the exchange of information and best practices among healthcare practitioners interested in lifestyle medicine.
  • Provide educational opportunities for healthcare professionals interested in lifestyle medicine (e.g. symposia, conferences and workshops).
  • Develop and implement activities related to lifestyle medicine with a view to engage healthcare professionals and individuals in interdisciplinary community settings.
The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
~ Thomas A. Edison
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Who Can Join?
  • Registered/licensed healthcare professionals with an interest in lifestyle medicine.
  • Students of health education programs at recognized universities/colleges.
  • Interdisciplinary professionals and leaders with an interest in lifestyle medicine from the diverse fields of medicine, public health, population health, nursing, dentistry, allied health science, environment science, government, business, media and the community.

For additional information email us at iph@qatar-med.cornell.edu

American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) Resources
Core Competencies
Web-Based Resources
Lifestyle Medicine Conference
Board Certification