Updated September 8, 2014
Neal Barnard, MD, is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Dr. Barnard has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type-2 diabetes funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Barnard has authored dozens of scientific publications as well as 15 books.
As president of the Physicians Committee, Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research. He has hosted three PBS television programs on nutrition and health and is frequently called on by news programs to discuss issues related to nutrition and research.
Originally from Fargo, N.D., Dr. Barnard received his medical degree at The George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the same institution. He practiced at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York before returning to Washington to found PCRM. For more information, please visit http://nealbarnard.org.