Dr. Sharon Wasserstrom has her Doctorate in Medicine from Technion Israel Institute of Technology. She completed her residency and internship in Internal Medicine at North Shore University Hospital of Manhasset in New York, and received her graduate education from Touro College School of Health Sciences in New York, focusing on the Biological and Physical Sciences. In 2017, Dr. Wasserstrom became board certified in Lifestyle Medicine, one of the first-ever cohort of medical professionals to become board certified in this field. She also holds a Culinary RX certificate, a nutrition certification that healthcare professionals can prescribe to their patients for prevention, treatment, and lifestyle health. She has a particular interest in the relationship between health and a whole foods, plant-based diet.
Dr. Wasserstrom joined the College of Medicine in 2019. She will be an active physician, and will eventually mentor students at UCF’s Gateway clinic. Dr. Wasserstrom has over 15 years of experience in outpatient care within internal medicine. She has held several public speaking engagements in the community, including two presentations on the power of whole food plant-based diet in medicine and a presentation at a local elementary school on how to read nutrition labels. She has also been awarded recognition from the New York State Diabetes Campaign for her initiatives to improve clinical care, and recognition for excellence in the delivery of quality care from the Bridges to Excellence program. Dr. Wasserstrom’s holistic approach to health, profound nutrition and lifestyle medicine knowledge, and fluency in the Spanish language will serve her well in the UCF and surrounding Orlando community.
Education & Specialties
- MSc, Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological & Physical Sciences,
- MD, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
- Certificate in Medical Nutrition for the Health Care Professional, Columbia University, NY, NY
- Internal Medicine
- Lifestyle Medicine