David Drozek, DO, FACLM
David Drozek, D.O. graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (1983) trained and practiced as a general surgeon. He is board certified in general surgery and lifestyle medicine, and is a fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He lived in Central America for 8 years, helping open a mission hospital in rural Honduras. Having personally experienced reversal of chronic lifestyle related disease in 2011, he transitioned into lifestyle medicine as a specialty, retiring from surgery in 2017. He teaches undergraduate, graduate and medical students and is involved in research and global health at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio, and has a small lifestyle medicine practice, teaches family medicine residents, and works with employee and community wellness at Marietta, Ohio's Memorial Health System, which serves as a teaching and research venue. His research is focused on the teaching and delivery of lifestyle medicine, especially for people with lower socioeconomic status in Appalachia and globally.