Dr. Michelle Tollefson

Dr. Michelle Tollefson is a leader in the field of lifestyle medicine for women. She is board-certified in lifestyle medicine as well as obstetrics and gynecology. She lives in Colorado, where she is a Professor in the Health Professions Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where she created and oversees the Lifestyle Medicine Program.

She is on the executive board of the non-profit organization PAVING the Path to Wellness. She is the editor-in-chief of the textbook Improving Women’s Health Across the Lifespan and co-authored PAVING a Woman’s Path through Menopause and Beyond, as well as the PAVING Workbook, with Drs. Frates and Comander.

Dr. Tollefson was one of the first physicians ever trained as a wellness coach. She is an international speaker, women’s health consultant, mother to three busy kids, and a breast cancer survivor/thriver. 

She specializes in helping women to thrive through the menopause transition and for decades beyond menopause through evidence-based healthy lifestyle behaviors (nutrition, physical activity, stress management, sleep, social connection).