Division Head Functional, Lifestyle, and Preventive Medicine at Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI
Dr. Elizabeth Swenor, DO has been practicing medicine for over 18 years. She is an authority on nutrition, Lifestyle, and Functional Medicine, weight management, prevention of chronic disease, and patient-centered care. She is board certified in Family Medicine and a certified specialist in Functional, Regenerative, Metabolic, and Lifestyle Medicine and Aesthetic Medicine. She also is credentialed in Medical Nutrition and a certified Health Coach. Dr. Swenor leads the Functional and Lifestyle Medicine Department at Henry Ford Hospital System. Her practice focuses on educating patients on the importance of whole food plant-based nutrition, and individualized patient care using evidence-based Lifestyle and Functional Medicine practices. Her vision is to have all of her patients empowered to manage a healthy lifestyle and achieve optimal wellness. Formerly, Dr. Swenor was the founder and chief medical officer of a family medicine practice that focused on Functional and Lifestyle Medicine, nutrition and weight management, and chronic disease management. Prior to medicine, Dr. Swenor was a school teacher and earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. She was noted for creating a comprehensive elementary science program for rural and underserved students. Dr. Swenor attended Albion College and Michigan State University. She earned her medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency in Family Medicine in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Swenor is a member of the Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group (PBNSG). She also participates in PBNSG’s physician educational program, Doctors Teaching Doctors. Dr. Swenor has been a guest lecturer speaking on Functional, Lifestyle, and Preventive Medicine and Whole Food Plant-Based Nutrition at numerous private and public companies, specialty organizations, and healthcare institutions.