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Health and wellness coach Minako Abe, M.D.


While treating patients in the United States, as an emergency medicine physician, I realized that nearly 70% of the illnesses seen were associated with preventable lifestyle choices. Chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and indeed even 30-50% of cancers are considered to be preventable. Wanting to prevent and improve patient conditions with these chronic illnesses, I developed an interest in lifestyle medicine, and became certified as a Master Health and Wellness Coach.

After returning to Japan in 2014, I created a Health and Wellness coaching program. I am involved in researching the relationship between lifestyle and disease onset, particularly in relation to the immune system and cancer. I am passionate about bringing these preventable lifestyle changes to our clients to prevent illnesses and to better the health and outcome of our cancer patients.


1992 Graduated from University of California at Berkeley, B.A.
1998 Graduated from State University of New York at Stony Brook, M.D.

Board certified Emergency Medicine Physician.
Held various clinical and academic positions including:
・Faculty, Associate Attending physician, Department of Emergency medicine, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
・Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Emergency medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
・Instructor of clinical medicine, Department of Emergency medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
・Attending physician, Department of Emergency medicine, Ocean Medical Center
・2013 Physician of the Year Award, Ocean Medical Center
・Member of the American College of Emergency Physicians
・Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine
・International Society of Personalized Medicine, Board member
・Associate editor, journal, Personalized Medicine Universe