Michelle Tollefson
Michelle Tollefson
Lifestyle Medicine, Plant-Based Diets

Michelle Tollefson, MD, FACOG, DipABLM, FACLM
Professor- Lifestyle Medicine Major/Program- MSU Denver
Secretary American College of Lifestyle Medicine- Executive Board
Author, International Speaker, Researcher, Breast Cancer Survivor & Thriver

Michelle Tollefson, MD, FACOG, DipABLM, FACLM, is an obstetrician-gynecologist in Denver, CO, and a Professor in the Health Professions Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver where she created and oversees the Lifestyle Medicine Program and the Wellness Coaching and Lifestyle Medicine Pathway.

Dr. Tollefson is a graduate of Creighton University, where she received both her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees. She completed an obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, and received her board certification in this specialty. She has also received her board certification from the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine and a fellowship in Lifestyle Medicine from ACLM.

As an ACLM member for more than a decade, she founded and co-chairs the Women’s Health Member Interest Group as well as the Pre-Professional Lifestyle Medicine Education Member Interest Group. She serves as the ACLM Board Secretary and serves on the Education and Membership Committees.

She is the editor-in-chief of Improving Women’s Health Across the Lifespan, an international speaker, women’s health consultant, leads PAVING the Path to Wellness groups, and recently co-authored the PAVING the Path to Wellness Workshop with lead author Dr. Beth Frates and Dr. Amy Comander.

She is a breast cancer survivor and thriver through the power of lifestyle medicine and enjoys spending time in the Colorado outdoors with her husband and three children.