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Proper Nutrition for a Healthy Heart with Forks Over Knives Author Dr. Robert Ostfeld
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Nutrition and Wellness for Myeloma Chapter
event Jul 28, 2021 / 07:00PM - 08:00PM EDT

Event Description

Join Dr. Ostfeld, a nationally known cardiologist with strong interests in nutrition and Forks Over Knives contributor, as he discusses nutrition for cardiovascular disease along with research studies and patient examples. Come with your questions about how to prevent or improve this comorbidity that can negatively affect your chances of fighting myeloma. Don't miss it! 

Schedule & Agenda

Audrey Burton-Bethke
Audrey welcomes everybody, introduces our featured speaker, and shares the event agenda.
Dr. Robert Ostfeld
Dr. Ostfeld discusses nutrition for cardiovascular disease along with research studies and patient examples.
Dr. Ostfeld answers the audience's questions about his presentation, nutrition for cardiovascular health, and related topics

Speakers & Moderators

The panelist Audrey Burton-Bethke
Audrey Burton-Bethke

Audrey joined the HealthTree Foundation as the Myeloma Community Program Director in 2020. While not knowing much about myeloma at the start, she has since worked hard to educate herself, empathize and learn from others' experiences. She loves this job. Audrey is passionate about serving others, loves learning, and enjoys a nice mug of hot chocolate no matter the weather.

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The panelist Robert J. Ostfeld, MD, MS
Robert J. Ostfeld, MD, MS

Robert J. Ostfeld, MD, MSc, FACC, is the Director of Preventive Cardiology at Montefiore Health System and a Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Ostfeld treats patients with adult cardiovascular disease, including coronary artery disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and erectile dysfunction with a focus on prevention and treatment through lifestyle change. He works closely with his patients to help them adopt a plant-based diet. Dr. Ostfeld received his Bachelor of Arts in the Biologic Basis of Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa and his Doctor of Medicine from Yale University School of Medicine. He then did his Medical Internship and Residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and his Cardiology Fellowship and Research Fellowship in Preventive Medicince at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, both teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School. During his Cardiology Fellowship, he earned a Master’s of Science in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Ostfeld’s research focus is on cardiovascular disease prevention and reversal through lifestyle modification. Ongoing topics he investigates include the impact of plant-based nutrition on erectile function, coronary artery disease, angina, and heart failure. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, books, articles, and clinical statements and has been presented nationally. Dr. Ostfeld is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Echocardiography and he is a member of numerous professional societies, including the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine and the American College of Cardiology.

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