We are excited to announce a special summer Walk with a Doc event with Mount Sinai Heart on August 19th at 8:00 AM in Hatch Auditorium at Mount Sinai Hospital. Get your blood pressure screened (plan to arrive 15 minutes early if interested), and enjoy coffee, light snacks, as well as the opportunity to exercise and learn alongside Mount Sinai physicians and medical students.
We are grateful to be joined by Dr. Jeffrey Mechanick, a nationally recognized leader in lifestyle medicine, who will lead off the event by sharing his insight and experience in diabetes management, nutrition and metabolic support, and obesity and lifestyle medicine. An individually paced walk (with faculty, staff, and patients) will follow around the bridle path of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park.
Dr. Mechanick's distinctions and experiences include service as a member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) Science Board and as Editor-in-Chief of the PCFSN quarterly publication Elevate Health. He is the current President of the American College of Endocrinology and has authored over 300 publications in endocrinology, metabolism, and nutrition support.
More information about Dr. Mechanick: (http://www.mountsinai.org/profiles/jeffrey-i-mechanick)
Dr. Mechanick is Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of the Marie-Josee and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health at Mount Sinai Heart, and in the Cardiovascular Institute and Division of Cardiology, and Director of Metabolic Support in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He received his M.D. degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, completed Internal Medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine, and completed Endocrine Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital. He is the[masked] President of the American College of Endocrinology,[masked] Past President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and[masked] Past President of the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists. Dr. Mechanick co-edited Nutritional Strategies for the Diabetic and Prediabetic Patient, Power of Prevention: The Complete Guide to Lifelong Nutrition, Thyroid Cancer: From Emergent Biotechnology to Clinical Practice Guidelines, Molecular Nutrition – The Practical Guide, and Lifestyle Medicine – A Manual for Clinical Practice, and co-authored Diabetes Mellitus Pocket and Nutritional Medicine Pocket. Dr. Mechanick was appointed as a member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) Science Board for[masked] and was the[masked] Editor-in-Chief and currently Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the PCFSN quarterly publication Elevate Health. Dr. Mechanick also chairs the International Transcultural Diabetes Nutrition Algorithm Working Group. Dr. Mechanick currently serves as Chair of the Board of Visitors for the College of Computer, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland at College Park and was also the 2011 recipient of the University of Maryland Industry Impact Award and the Biology Alumnus Award. Dr. Mechanick’s research interests are in the fields of nutrition and metabolic support, obesity and lifestyle medicine, and network analysis of complex systems. Dr. Mechanick is responsible for training cardiology and endocrine fellows at Mount Sinai in lifestyle medicine, nutrition, and metabolic support.
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