Brian Asbill, M.D., is a cardiologist at Asheville Cardiology Associates and Medical Director of Preventative Cardiology for Mission Health CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program), an intensive therapeutic lifestyle change program offered through Lifestyle Medicine Institute for the prevention, management, and reversal of vascular disease. He serves on the Board of Directors for ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project).
Originally from Columbia, S.C., which he saw as being halfway to the beach and halfway to the mountains, Dr. Asbill graduated from Davidson College in 1990 and the Medical University of South Carolina in 1994. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Virginia, where he met his wife, who also practices medicine in Asheville. He joined Asheville Cardiology Associates in 2001 after finishing his cardiology fellowship at MUSC. He boarded in clinical lipidology in 2008.
Dr. Asbill was the first registrant in the world for the inaugural board examination in lifestyle medicine, held in October 2017. He is hoping to transition to a more lifestyle medicine based practice in the coming years. As he says, “You only live once.”