Ted Barnett, MD FACLM
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Group
Founding President and nonprofit Board Chair, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute
Interventional and Diagnostic Radiologist, Borg and Ide Imaging, Rochester
Board Member, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Preventive Medicine Consultant, and member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Ted Barnett, MD earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from Yale University and his medical degree from Tufts University, and has been a practicing board-certified diagnostic and vascular and interventional radiologist for over 30 years. He was one of the first practitioners in the world to become board certified in Lifestyle Medicine, in 2017. He has previously served as Adjunct Clinical Faculty and Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He has created and presented numerous times in Rochester a 6-week course regarding plant-based nutrition that is accredited through the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for 12 hours of Continuing Medical Education credit. This course has cumulatively been attended by over 400 persons, including laypeople, physicians and other practitioners.
Dr. Barnett founded Rochester Lifestyle Medicine, PLLC for the purpose of bringing plant-based nutrition interventions into the conventional health care system, utilizing the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) as its core curriculum. RLM now has a team of 30 trained CHIP facilitators, including 6 physicians, 3 nurse practitioners, and a number of RD’s, PA’s, RN’s, social workers, psychologists, a chiropractor and a yoga instructor. In 2015, he followed up this initiative by founding a counterpart nonprofit organization, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute, Inc. In 2017, he was honored as a Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and was appointed as a member of this organization's board of directors. He has also long served as a Preventive Medicine Consultant and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Dr. Barnett was the principal author, along with Neal Barnard, MD and Timothy Radak, DrPH RDN, of “Development of Symptomatic Cardiovascular Disease after Self-Reported Adherence to the Atkins Diet”, published 2009 by the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Calling himself the “High-Tech Doctor with Low-Tech Solutions”, he has made many in-service medical presentations sponsored by hospitals, medical societies and medical schools, and has several times testified before the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee of the United States Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services. He has served as Co-Coordinator of the Rochester Area Vegan Society for over 20 years. He and is wife Carol have been vegan for over 25 years and have raised three lifelong vegan children who are all now over 25 years of age.