Dr. Gabe Mirkin
Author, professor, columnist, former marathon runners, a practicing
physician for forty years and radio talk show host for twenty-five
years, Dr. Gabe Mirkin is recognized as a pioneer of the fitness
movement in North America.
"Heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and dementia are lifestyle diseases
that often can be prevented with lifestyle changes," says Dr. Mirkin,
a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of
Medicine. Dr. Mirkin sees about forty patients each day at his office
in Maryland, and stays in touch with the latest findings by scanning
as many as one thousand medical journals each month. He is one of
a very few doctors board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine,
Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics, and Pediatric Immunology.
Dr. Mirkin wrote the chapter on sports injuries for the Merck Manual
(both lay and physicians' editions), the largest selling book worldwide
with over one million copies in print. He has been the fitness broadcaster
for CBS Radio News since the 1970's. He has written eight popular
books including The Sportsmedicine Book, the best-selling book on
the subject that has been translated into many languages.
A Boston native, Dr. Mirkin did his residency at the Massachusetts
General Hospital and over the years he has served as a Teaching
Fellow at Johns Hopkins Medical School, Assistant Professor at the
University of Maryland, and Associate Clinical Professor in Pediatrics
at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Dr. Mirkin ran the Boston Marathon six times and is now a serious
tandem bike rider with his wife, Diana, often doing 30-60 miles
in an outing.
Diana Mirkin, is the director of Dr. Gabe Mirkin's Healthy Cooking
School and manager of www.drmirkin.com. She has taught thousands
of people how to make healthy foods taste delicious. She is co-author
with Dr. Mirkin of The Whole Grains Cookbook, The 20/30 Fat and
Fiber Diet Plan, Fat Free, Flavor Full and The Good Food Book. She
has developed hundreds of recipes that follow Dr. Mirkin's guidelines
for healthy eating, featuring whole grains, beans, vegetables and
Diana is a graduate of Vassar College and has an MBA from Loyola
College. When she's not inventing tasty new recipes, she's usually
out riding the tandem bicycle, gardening or exercising her dogs.