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Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Lipidology

A Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology is a certified physician specializing in the prevention of dyslipidemia (cholesterol and other lipid disorders disorders) or related metabolic diseases (such as diabetes) which often lead to heart disease, stroke or atherosclerosis (vascular disease). Physicians who have passed a rigorous credentialing and examination process can be certified in clinical lipidology. (Please visit www.lipidboard.org for more information.)

Diplomate, Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology

Much like a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology, a Diplomate of the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology (CLS) is a certified physician or related medical or allied health provider (including but not limited to nutrition experts or dieticians, pharmacists, PhD researchers, exercise specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other related professions) who have extended focused study in the treatment paradigms for care and management of patients with dyslipidemia. They are certified by examination for their competency by the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology (please visit www.lipidspecialist.org for more information. Often a Diplomate of the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology will lead or work in tandem with other care providers in a comprehensive approach to deliver care strategies for patients treated for dyslipidemia and related disorders.

Lipid Specialist

A healthcare professional certified by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology (ABCL) or Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology (ACCL) specializing in the identification and management of dyslipidemia and related metabolic disorders which lead to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and other morbidities.