Dexter Shurney, MD
American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Dr. Shurney is the President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He is also Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs for Zipongo, a San Francisco-based digital health and wellness company that focuses on enabling healthy eating - Healthy Eating, Made Simple”. He is the former Chief Medical Director / Executive Director for Global Health Benefits and Corporate Wellness for Cummins, Inc. Prior to Cummins, Dr. Shurney was Chief Medical Officer of the Employee Health Plan for Vanderbilt University and Medical Center, and held joint faculty appointments as Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Internal Medicine and Public Health, and Adjunct Faculty, Owens Graduate School of Management. Other positions that Dr. Shurney has held include Senior Health Policy Strategist in the Division of Government Affairs for the biotechnology company Amgen Inc., and Chief Medical Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Additionally, he served as the Chair of the Tennessee Diabetes Prevention and Health Improvement Board, appointed by Governor Phil Bredesen; and was Chair of the Business Strategies Committee for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP). Dr. Shurney is co-author of the book “Integrating Wellness into Your Disease Management Programs” A graduate of Loma Linda University, and Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. Shurney is board-certified in both preventive medicine and lifestyle medicine.