Chirofest Speaker

Dr. Ron Oberstein


Dr. Oberstein graduated from Life Chiropractic College (now Life University) in 1981 and has owned private practices in both Boston and San Diego with a total of 37 years of hands-on practice, with a focus on family wellness care. He also provided care for elite athletes, celebrities, and heads of state - helping them to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Oberstein was a member of the Life Chiropractic College West Board of Regents from 1991 to 2016, including two years as the Chairman of the Board. In October 2016, Dr. Oberstein became the interim president of Life West and in August 2017 he was named the third president of Life Chiropractic College West. Dr Oberstein brings extensive experience and vision to the Life West community. He has rejuvenated the connection within the campus to the principles of lasting purpose; giving, doing, loving and serving from our own abundance. Dr. Oberstein’s focus on developing chiropractors who are truly prepared for success in practice puts the clinical experience at the heart of Life West’s educational experience. His leadership honors the strong philosophical legacy of Life West while creating a cultural shift to bring Life West grads to the forefront of chiropractic leadership and cultural authority. Dr. Oberstein lectures at venues worldwide on the scientific validation of chiropractic and the safety and effectiveness of the chiropractic adjustment. He strongly conveys the vitalistic chiropractic story with an deep understanding of the salutogenic health model and its incredible value for patient care. He and his wife of 30 years, Dr. Mary Oberstein, practiced together since 1986, serving multitudes of patients and mentoring new graduates. They travel the world spreading the chiropractic message, and also started a non-profit organization delivering chiropractic care globally to children and adults in need with a focus in Tijuana, Mexico. He is the past Vice President of the International Chiropractors Association, and currently serves on its board and is significantly involved in many facets of engagement and professional development in the chiropractic community. Dr. Ron Oberstein has three daughters, two of which, Lauren and Morgan, are chiropractors, and his third daughter Sydney is finishing her last year at Life Chiropractic College West.