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Rani Polak, MD, Chef, MBA is currently a Research Fellow in the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School. Prior to this position he completed his residency in Family Medicine at the Hebrew University Medical School. Dr. Polak had the good fortune to be the founder of the Hadassah Healthy Cooking and Lifestyle Center. His current focus, along with clinical care, is in clinical and translational research relating to lifestyle medicine especially in the areas of healthy food preparation and medical education. Dr. Polak’s first lifestyle intervention won the Hebrew University’s Kaye Award for Innovation, and his book, Delicious Diabetic Recipes, is a gold best seller. He currently works under the mentorship of Dr. Edward Phillips, and is focusing on incorporating healthy food preparation into Joslin’s lifestyle programs, food preparation coaching, and lifestyle medical education.


Presentation: 40 minutes

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