Michelle Tollefson

Degree: M.D.

Associate Professor

Department: Health Professions

Michelle Tollefson


Alternative Medicine/Therapy Drugs Eating Disorders Health and Wellness Health Care Nutrition Public Health Women's Health Women's Issues


  • Wellness coaching
  • Lifestyle medicine (changes/habits)
  • Women’s health
  • Holistic health
  • Integrated medication
  • Gynecology
  • Stress treatments
  • Stress management
  • Nutrition
  • Diet
  • Women's health issues
  • Medical/health trends
  • Pop culture
  • Preventative health


Michelle Tollefson is a physician and associate professor in the Health Professions Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She teaches in the Integrative Therapies program and is the current secretary of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Tollefson worked as a private practice obstetrician and gynecologist, until leaving to work with Poudre Valley Health System as a medical director and director of Women’s Wellness Education. She is a certified wellcoach, guest faculty for Harvard and author of online continuing medical education for the Harvard Institute of Lifestyle Medicine. She is passionate about women’s healthcare, lifestyle medicine and teaching people to lead healthier and happier lives.

Tollefson is a graduate of Creighton University, where she received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees. She completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of Missouri in Kansas City and received her board certification in this medical specialty.

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