Dr. Ornish’s Program for
Reversing Heart Disease™

Dr. Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease™ (Ornish Reversal Program) is a unique and innovative approach to prevent, stop, and even reverse heart disease and significantly improve other chronic conditions.

The Ornish Reversal Program is designed for people who want to: 

  • Prevent, stop, or reverse heart disease
  • Learn lifestyle changes to help manage diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and other chronic conditions
  • Lessen dependence on medications

The program is scientifically proven to reverse the progression of heart disease through lifestyle modification that includes:

  • Moderate aerobic exercise
  • Stress management techniques
  • Group support
  • A low-fat, plant-based nutrition plan

Participants experience no increased health risks and in fact may reduce their need for invasive procedures. In addition, participants experience:

  • A reduction in blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Loss of weight and body fat
  • Decreased levels of stress
  • A reduction in the frequency and severity of angina (chest pain)

For more information on this program, call 814-877-5481 or email us.

The Ornish Reversal Program is designed to help:

  • People who are considering bypass, angioplasty, or stents but are seeking an option that may reduce the need for these procedures.
  • People who have previously experienced heart procedures and want to minimize the chance of having repeat procedures.
  • People with risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, or family history of heart disease.

We invite you to explore the digital magazine, Ornish Living. Feel better and love better with weekly Ornish Reversal Program resources from certified clinical team in Nutrition, Fitness, Stress Management, and Love and Support.

Hear stories from Ornish Reversal Program participants

​Contact Us

Dr. Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease™

UPMC Hamot Center for Healthy Living
Sterling Square
3330 Peach St., Suite 211
Erie, PA 16508

Phone: 814-877-5481
Fax: 814-877-5489

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Upcoming Classes

Ornish Reversal Program
Ornish Reversal Program sessions run for nine weeks on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 8 p.m. Below is a schedule of upcoming sessions. For more information or to register, call

  • Monday, March 28, through Wednesday,
    May 25
Taste of Ornish: Introduction to the Ornish Reversal Program
This interactive three-part workshop will provide you with an introduction to the foundation of the Ornish Reversal Program™. Classes are held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. For more information or to register, call 814-877-5481.
  • Thursdays, April 14,
    21, and 28
    (Register by April 7)



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