Caldwell Esselstyn Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Caldwell Esselstyn (Caldwell Blakeman Esselstyn Jr.)

Last Updated: 02 Mar, 2023 | Views: 1262

Age: 90

Profession: Doctor

Other Profession(s): Author, Physician

Famous For: Forks Over Knives

Higher Education: Doctor of Medicine degree

Caldwell Esselstyn Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
12 Dec, 1933 (90 Years 05 Months 8 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province
New York

Birth District
New York City

Birth Sign


Caldwell Esselstyn Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):  

C aldwell Blakeman Esselstyn Jr. was born in New York City in 1933. He grew up in a medical family; both his father and grandpa were well-known doctors. He played on the football team at Yale University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in 1956. He continued his education in Cleveland, Ohio's Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he graduated in 1961.

Caldwell Esselstyn Career in Medicine

Esselstyn started his residency at the Cleveland Clinic after receiving his medical degree, and he later rose to the position of group leader for the breast cancer task force there.

From 1991 to 1992, Caldwell presided over the American Society of Endocrine Surgeons.

When Esselstyn started concentrating on the prevention and treatment of heart disease later in his career, he made his greatest contribution to medicine.

He started a study in 1985 that would later serve as the foundation for his 2007 book, "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease."

Esselstyn then founded the Cleveland Clinic's Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Reversal Program, which has grown to become one of the most effective worldwide initiatives for preventing and curing heart disease through diet and lifestyle changes.

Caldwell Esselstyn Advocacy for Plant-Based Diet

For more than three decades, Esselstyn has been an outspoken proponent of the advantages of a plant-based diet. He has given numerous speeches on the issue, including one at TEDx in 2012 that has received more than 4 million views.

Along with his work at the Cleveland Clinic, Esselstyn has contributed to a number of books and videos that support plant-based diets, such as his son Rip Esselstyn's "The Engine 2 Diet" and the film "Forks Over Knives."

Caldwell Esselstyn Honors and Awards

It is well known that Esselstyn has worked to promote the advantages of a plant-based diet. He has won various accolades and prizes, including the Plantrician Project Luminary Award in 2017 and the Benjamin Spock Award for Compassion in Medicine in 2010.

Caldwell Esselstyn Personal Life

Esselstyn and his wife Ann Crile Esselstyn have been together for more than 60 years. Ann is a supporter of plant-based diets and a breast cancer survivor. Rip Esselstyn, one of the couple's four children, has continued his father's work as a proponent of plant-based diets.

Caldwell Esselstyn Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 182 cm
In Meters 1.82 m
In feet & Inches 6'0"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 75 Kg
In Pounds 165 lbs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Caldwell Esselstyn Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Dr. Caldwell Blakeman Esselstyn Sr.

Mother's Name
Lilian Meyer

Ann Crile Esselstyn

Not Known

Not Known

Rip Esselstyn, Ted Esselstyn, Zeb Esselstyn

Jane Esselstyn

Caldwell Esselstyn Social Media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

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