Nicole Sirotin, MD is most engaged when she is helping a patient pinpoint their place on the map of risk and guiding them into new directions of health, joy and fulfillment. Dr. Sirotin is a physician leader and international speaker with a passion for building innovative programs, leading an effective team and spreading the scientific message on how central lifestyle choices are to our health and longevity.
Over the last 8 years, Dr. Sirotin created and led the Preventive Medicine Department at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD), recently named the #1 hospital in the United Arab Emirates and GCC. The Department includes a concierge style primary care practice catering to Royal and VIP patients, a comprehensive Lifestyle Medicine program and the CCAD Executive Health program.
Through the Lifestyle Medicine program,, Dr. Sirotin has led CCAD in incorporating precision medicine testing with a personalized lifestyle medicine approach to help patients prevent and reverse disease. The Lifestyle Medicine program in the Cancer Center is paradigm changing: every patient with cancer at CCAD will be enrolled in a fully integrated, embedded, comprehensive Lifestyle Medicine program which is designed to reduce treatment side effects, reduce recurrence of cancer and prevent death from cancer and other diseases.
Dr. Sirotin and her team built the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Executive Health program from the ground up, taking the best of the Cleveland Clinic model and adapting it into a meaningful, culturally appropriate comprehensive screening program.
Previously at CCAD, Dr. Sirotin served as the Department Chair of Internal Medicine and created and served in the role of Medical Director for the Office of Facilitated Access, which manages Protocol/Royal, VIP and International patients. Dr. Sirotin is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.
Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Sirotin was Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Sirotin also served as Medical Director of the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights and conducted research as co-PI of a study on food insecurity in northern Uganda with Cornell University.
Prior to Weill Cornell, Dr. Sirotin was Associate Program Director of the Primary Care/Social Medicine Residency Program Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center. She also co-directed the Global Health course and was an Attending Physician in the Bronx Human Rights Center.
Dr. Sirotin earned her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School and completed her residency in Primary Care/General Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, with a Health Equities Area of Distinction. After residency, Dr. Sirotin completed a research fellowship in Global Public Health at the University of California, San Diego.
Over the years, Dr. Sirotin has earned several awards including the 2019 “Physician of the Year” from the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Women’s Professional Staff Association and the 2008 UCSF Exceptional Physician Award from the University of California, San Francisco where she completed her Internal Medicine training.
Dr. Sirotin lives in Abu Dhabi with her husband, Joshua, and son, Finley. She enjoys hiking, traveling, eating delicious food, sustained intellectual growth and listening to the blues.
We hope you enjoy this amazing conversation with Dr. Nicole Sirotin.