Ornish Program and Dean Ornish
Dr. Dean Ornish is currently the president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in California and clinical professor of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Ornish is the founder and president of Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California, and on faculty at the University of California, San Francisco, as a clinical professor of medicine. Dr. Ornish received a medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine and underwent internal medicine training at Massachusetts General Hospital. His major contribution to medicine is his examination of the lifestyle modification/stress reduction approach to cardiovascular prevention and also cancer. He has published several seminal studies in this area. A few of these studies are described here.
In 1990, Ornish and colleagues published results (Ornish et al. 1990) from a landmark but small randomized trial (The Lifestyle Heart Trial) showing that intensive...