Koushik Reddy is an interventional cardiologist at the James A Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa, FL. Over the course of past 16 years, he played a crucial role in developing many programs at the hospital and now serves as the director of interventional cardiology and the coronary care unit. Dr. Reddy was the first interventional cardiologist to be board certified in lifestyle medicine and he is currently the only cardiologist and one among only 14 physicians with the distinct honor of being a certified lifestyle medicine intensivist. In 2018 he established two, first of their kind Lifestyle Medicine clinics at the Tampa VA hospital. He also started advanced lifestyle medicine educational modules for internal medicine residency and Cardilogy fellowship programs at the University of South Florida. He published many papers in the area of lifestyle medicine and cardiovascular diseases. He has presented lectures on this topic at many national and international meetings. From the very first day he joined ACLM in 2017, he has been actively involved in many leadership roles and has been instrumental in advancing the idea of health promotion and disease prevention through lifestyle medicine. He is the founding co-chair of the VA/DoD and Cardiology MIGs. In addition to being on many clinical, research, policy, marketing committees, he is currently serving his second term as the college’s treasurer.