Victoria C. Costales, MD, MPH is the Program Director for the combined Internal Medicine/Preventive medicine Residency Program and the Preventive Medicine Residency Program and Director of Griffin Hospital’s Center for Prevention and Lifestyle Management (CPLM). Dr. Costales completed her medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Master of Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health. She pursued her Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine training at Griffin Hospital and Fellowship in Public Health Practice at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Costales is board certified in Internal Medicine and in Public Health/General Preventive Medicine. Her patient care is focused on Lifestyle Medicine through the CPLM’s Wellness for Life, a 12-week lifestyle change program, where she leads a team of health experts that come alongside a cohort of individuals who make changes in their nutrition, physical activity, sleep, stress management and overall health and well-being. She is actively involved in resident education, curriculum/didactic design, and Griffin Hospital’s population health, chronic disease prevention/management, primary care, and community health initiatives. She is passionate about graduate medical education, public health, and individual and community overall health and well being.