Brian H. Asbill, MD FACC DipABLM
Founder and Director, Ruckus Health
Board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Clinical Lipidology, and Lifestyle Medicine
Former Director of the Lipid Clinic, Asheville Cardiology Associates
Former Medical Director of Preventative Cardiology, Mission Health Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP)
Member, Board of Directors, Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP)
Brian Asbill, MD earned his M.D. degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and proceeded with his Cardiology Fellowship there after completing his internship and residency at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Clinical Lipidology, and since 2001 has served as a cardiologist at Asheville Cardiology Associates (Asheville NC), where he is Director of the Lipid Clinic. He also is the Medical Director of Preventative Cardiology for Mission Health Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP), an intensive therapeutic lifestyle change program offered through Lifestyle Medicine Institute for the prevention, management, and reversal of vascular disease. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP).
Dr. Asbill is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and is a professional member of the American College of Physicians and the North Carolina Medical Society. He has received several awards: the Daniel Blain Woods Award, presented to the premedical student who best exemplifies the qualities of a good physician; Letters for Clinical Excellence from the Medical University of South Carolina Chairman of the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Surgery; and the Summerall Award, presented annually to the outstanding cardiology fellow. His medical specialties include general cardiology, diagnostic cardiac catheterization and echocardiography, and he has advanced training in nuclear diagnostic imaging.
Dr. Asbill was the first registrant in the world for the inaugural board examination in Lifestyle Medicine, held in October 2017. He is hoping to transition steadily to a more lifestyle medicine based practice in the coming years. As he says, “you only live once.” His wife also practices medicine in Asheville. He enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking and spending time with his family, especially outdoors. As he says: “I believe that most of the illness that I see on a daily basis could be prevented by being more physically active, eating ‘smarter’ and handling daily stress more effectively. Exercise more and eat smarter – feel better and live longer!”