Dr. Esselstyn presently directs the cardiovascular prevention and reversal program at The Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute.Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD. was featured in the documentary Forks Over Knives. Dr. Esselstyn wrote the groundbreaking book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease.
Dr. Esselstyn and his wife, Ann Crile Esselstyn, have followed a plant-based diet since 1984.
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., a member of the victorious United States rowing team, was awarded a gold medal at the Olympic Games. He was trained as a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic and at St. George’s Hospital in London. In 1968, as Army surgeon in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star.
Dr. Esselstyn has been associated with the Cleveland Clinic since 1968. During that time, he has served as President of the Staff and as a member of the Board of Governors. He chaired the Clinic’s Breast Cancer Task Force and headed its Section of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.