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Robert Ostfeld, MD, MSc

Cardiologist Robert Ostfeld, MD, MSc is the founder and director of the Cardiac Wellness Program at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, where he encourages patients to embrace a whole-foods, plant-based diet. He earned his MD at Yale and his MSc in epidemiology at Harvard, and he is an associate professor of clinical medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

All Contributions from Robert Ostfeld, MD, MSc (6)

Montefiore Health System Now Plays Forks Over Knives and Serves Plant-Based Meals at Patient Beds

We are very pleased to share that in addition to our plant-based outpatient Cardiac Wellness Program, Montefiore now offers plant-based vegan meals…

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Would You Like a Burger With Your Bypass?

“Congratulations… You survived bypass surgery! Here, have a burger.” I often hear some version of the above from friends and acquaintances: during…

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How My Patient Lost 75 Pounds, Reduced Nineteen Meds to Three, and Found Joy in Inspiring Others

A plant-based diet is good for your heart, your body, and it may even be good for your soul. Eighteen months and…

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Patient Googles His Way Out of Bypass Surgery*

One of the most common operations performed in the world today is coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). I would like to…

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TMAO: A Toxic Substance Formed When You Eat Meat Can Make You … Dead Meat

We can add another reason to the list of why we should not eat meat. If the saturated fat and cholesterol in…

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The Plant-Based Lifestyle Is the Best Medicine I’ve Ever Prescribed

As a cardiologist, I am delighted to share the many ways Forks Over Knives has been an incredible resource for my patients,…

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