Lifestyle Medicine

Use lifestyle medicine principles and management alongside interdisciplinary faculty in a variety of clinical settings.

Lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based approach to prevent and treat chronic disease. 

During this rotation, you will gain experience in behavioral counseling and lifestyle medicine treatment plans within clinical settings.

You’ll be trained by faculty members who use lifestyle medicine in their practices.

Expand Your Knowledge on Cardiovascular Disease and Endocrine Disorders

Through a longitudinal curriculum, you can expect to learn how to incorporate evidence-based lifestyle medicine into your practice. You will rotate within an endocrinology clinic, preventive cardiology clinic, as well as with a registered dietitian in an interdisciplinary outpatient medical center. 

You will also complete the American College of Preventive Medicine’s lifestyle medicine core competencies, which hone your abilities to deliver lifestyle medicine in a variety of clinical and population health settings. 

If you seek to make an impact on both an individual and public health basis, these skills are essential.

The patient population reflects that of Erie County. You will see a diverse group of patients ranging from adolescents to older populations.

Keep in mind: Our program is tailored to trainees’ individual interests. Non-clinical opportunities exist for you — including research and working in educational settings to promote lifestyle medicine within the University at Buffalo — and projects or curriculum development are possible.

Length of Rotation

Participate in multiple half-day sessions.

Training Site


This rotation is overseen by:

Fernandez, Stanley

Stanley Fernandez, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Clinical and Translational Research Center 875 Ellicott Street Suite 7030 Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: 716-829-2663; Fax: 716-854-1840


Tirabassi, Jill

Jill Tirabassi, MD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor; K12 Research Scholar

UB Gateway Building Department of Family Medicine 77 Goodell Street, Suite 240KK Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 816-7228; Fax: (716) 845-6899