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Robert Ostfeld MD,MSc, FACC

Robert J Ostfeld MD,MSc, FACC

Director, Preventive Cardiology, Associate Professor of Medicine, Montefiore Health System, New York

Robert Ostfeld, MD, MSc, FACC, is the Director of Preventive Cardiology, the founder and director of the Cardiac Wellness Program at Montefiore Health System, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Ostfeld earned his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa; his MD from Yale University School of Medicine; and his Masters of Science in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Ostfeld completed his medical internship and residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and his cardiology fellowship and research fellowship in Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

His professional interests include cardiovascular disease prevention, medical education, and clinical research. He created and directs both Montefiore’s Cardiac Wellness Program which has the aim of preventing and reversing disease with lifestyle change and the Montefiore Einstein annual Preventive Cardiology Conference. He has created and led numerous nutrition related system changes at Montefiore, counseled many large medical systems regarding implementing similar changes, and speaks widely regarding nutrition and prevention

He earned the Outstanding Full Time Attending of the Year award at Montefiore for excellence in teaching medical residents; the Program Director's Award for dedicated service on behalf of the Montefiore-Einstein Cardiology Fellowship; and was elected to the Leo M. Davidoff Society at Einstein for outstanding achievement in the teaching of medical students.


Dr. Ostfeld received a research grant from the Purjes Foundation. He consulted for Pinnacle Foods and for Better Therapeutics.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Changes in Plant-Based Diet Quality Associated With Mortality