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Dr. Rani Polak: Chef & Fellow of Harvard's Institute of Lifestyle Medicine

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Dr. Rani Polak is currently a Research Fellow in the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Polak is board certified in Family Medicine at the Hebrew University Medical School and completed an MBA degree in the Technion, the Israeli Institute of Technology and a Cuisine degree at the Le Cordon Bleu, Sydney, Australia.  Dr. Polak founded the Hadassah Healthy Cooking and Lifestyle Center where his first lifestyle medicine intervention won the Hebrew University’s Kaye Award for Innovation. Dr Polak is co-founder of the Israeli Society of Lifestyle Medicine and the author of the bestselling book Delicious Diabetic Recipes (Pen & Imagine Publishing, 2009) .He joined the ACLM at 2010. His current focus is in clinical and translational research relating to lifestyle medicine especially in the areas of healthy food preparation and medical education. Currently he works under the mentorship of Dr. Edward Phillips, focusing on incorporating healthy food preparation into Joslin’s lifestyle programs, food preparation coaching, and lifestyle medical education.