Wayne Dysinger, MD, MPH
Dr. Dysinger is a Lifestyle Medicine physician who has a long record of experience in both Lifestyle Medicine and academia. Dr. Dysinger completed medical school at Loma Linda University in 1986. This was followed by a Family Medicine Residency at Florida Hospital, and a Preventive Medicine Residency back at Loma Linda University. He also completed his Master’s in Public Health at Loma Linda University. Dr. Dysinger began his career working with the Guam SDA Clinic. His next job was helping to start a Family Medicine Residency in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1995 Dr. Dysinger moved to New Hampshire where he helped Dartmouth University, an Ivy League college, start a Family Medicine Residency and then a unique Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency that focused on quality improvement and population health skills.
In 2003 Dr. Dysinger was recruited back to his alma mater, Loma Linda University, to be the chair of the Preventive Medicine Department. During the 12 years that he held this role he helped to start an innovative Family and Preventive Medicine Residency that focused on Lifestyle Medicine and Global Health and was actively involved in medical school education. Dr. Dysinger also participated in research, acquired grant funding, and quadrupled the size and capacity of the Preventive Medicine Department. He helped to build clinical activities in not only Lifestyle Medicine, but also Occupational Medicine, student health, and underserved care.
Dr. Dysinger was one of the founders of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and was the third President of that organization. He has helped build the Lifestyle Medicine movement from a concept to a significant force that is spreading around the world. In 2015, he helped establish the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, and subsequently became the founding Chair of that organization. He has since also become the chair of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine, promoting evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine certification around the world. Dr. Dysinger has also served in board or consulting roles for the American Medical Association, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, the American Medical Student Association, the Ardmore Institute of Health, and the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
Dr. Dysinger currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for Lifestyle Medical, a new model primary care clinic concept that is built on Lifestyle Medicine principles along with a value based primary care funding mechanism. His practice goal is to make the Lifestyle Medicine choice available to every patient, and to create valid career options in Lifestyle Medicine for every health practitioner. Dr. Dysinger is also the Medical Director of the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) and an active faculty at Loma Linda University. He remains a sought-after speaker and has lectured or provided consultation around Lifestyle Medicine in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and the South Pacific.
On a personal note Dr. Dysinger is married with four children. He constantly works on his personal life values of imperfect balance, deep honesty, surrendered courage and quiet joy. He is an active athlete who loves to travel and spread the Lifestyle Medicine message around the world.