Mladen Golubic, M.D. PhD

Medical Director at the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness and Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine, University of Cincinnati

Since January 2021, Dr. Golubić has been the Medical Director at the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness and Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine of the University of Cincinnati.

During the past 3 decades, Dr. Golubić has been employed at the Cleveland Clinic both as scientist and physician.

Dr. Golubić is a graduate of the University of Zagreb School of Medicine and earned his doctorate at the same University. After that, he spent 5 years as post-doctoral fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Biology, Germany in the field of immunogenetics.

He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Presentation title: Planting the seeds of self-care while vacationing

Lifestyle habits, such as a whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern, routine physical activity, restorative sleep, regular practice of stress relief techniques, avoidance of risky substances and positive social connection form the basis of excellent health. Vacations offer supportive environment to experience wellbeing and establish a solid foundation for future optimal and sustainable self-care practices. Even within days, positive lifestyle changes acting via number of well-established physiologic mechanisms are likely to improve the sense of well-being. Optimizing lifestyle factors may also decrease the risk, slow down the progression or even start the reversal of several common lifestyle-related chronic conditions, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity, several cancer types (breast, prostate, colorectal, etc) and enhance the preservation of brain health.