Nicole Sirotin, MD, is Chair of Preventive Medicine in the Medical Subspecialties Institute and leads the Executive Health Program at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Dr. Sirotin is among the first medical professionals globally to be certified as Diplomates of the ABLM/American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) and the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine. Lifestyle Medicine is the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches, such as a predominantly whole food, plant-based diet, physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management, tobacco cessation, and other non-drug modalities, to prevent, treat, and reverse chronic disease.
Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Sirotin was Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Sirotin also served as Medical Director of the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights and conducted research as co-PI of a study on food insecurity in northern Uganda with Cornell University.
Prior to Weill Cornell, Dr. Sirotin was Associate Program Director of the Primary Care/Social Medicine Residency Program Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center. She also co-directed the Global Health course and was an Attending Physician in the Bronx Human Rights Center.
Dr. Sirotin earned her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School and completed her residency in Primary Care/General Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, with a Health Equities Area of Distinction. After residency, Dr. Sirotin completed a research fellowship in Global Public Health at the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Sirotin’s greatest accomplishments have always been the positive changes she has helped her patients realize, whether they were UAE nationals struggling with diabetes and obesity, New Yorkers with heart disease, or refugees seeking asylum in the US.