David L. Katz, M.D., is the founding director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, past president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and Founder/President of the True Health Initiative, a non-profit organization established to promote messages about healthy, sustainable diet and lifestyle in the service of adding years to lives and life to years. Recognized globally for his expertise in nutrition, weight management, and the prevention of chronic disease, he reaches a social media following of nearly one million.
Neal D. Barnard, M.D.
Neal D. Barnard, M.D., is perhaps the world's most respected authority on plant-based diets. He is a faculty member of the George Washington University School of Medicine and President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Dr. Barnard is editor-in-chief of the Nutrition Guide for Clinicians, and editor of Good Medicine. He is a New York Times bestselling author and has been principal investigator of several clinical trials published in peer-reviewed medical journals.
T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.
T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., has been dedicated to the science of human health for more than 60 years. His primary focus is the association between diet and disease. He is largely known for The China Study, one of the most comprehensive studies of health and nutrition ever conducted and recognized by The New York Times as the “Grand Prix of Epidemiology.” Dr. Campbell’s profound impact also includes extensive involvement in education, public policy, and laboratory research.
Michael Greger, M.D.
Michael Greger, M.D., is an internationally-recognized lecturer, physician, and founder of the non-profit NutritionFacts.org. Dr. Greger is a founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and author of The New York Times bestselling book How Not to Die. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts School of Medicine.
Kim Williams, M.D.
Kim Williams, M.D., is the past president of the American College of Cardiology, and Professor and Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Rush University Medical Center. He has been the author of more than 30 original articles, and more than 75 review articles, position statements and editorials published in peer-reviewed journals, as well as more than a dozen textbook chapters. Dr. Williams personally began following a plant-based diet in 2003, and professionally strongly advocates for the adoption of a plant-based diet to prevent cardiovascular disease. His recent research efforts have also examined the impact of health care disparities in contemporary society.
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, M.D.
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, M.D., is a distinguished and highly decorated physician, researcher, thought leader and role model. Beyond his extraordinary body of work in the field of medicine, he is also an Olympic gold medalist and recipient of the Bronze Star for his service as an army surgeon in Vietnam. He is best known for his benchmark long-term nutritional research on arresting and reversing coronary artery disease in severely ill patients. He went on to publish comprehensive long term findings in his book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, making it one of the longest longitudinal studies of its type.
Dean Ornish, M.D.
Dean Ornish, M.D., is resoundingly recognized as a leader in health, healthcare and medicine. His series of scientific research studies have been empowering the way millions of people think about the simple lifestyle choices they make each day in dynamic relation to their health and wellbeing. He has significantly impacted global awareness of the practice of lifestyle medicine. He is a revolutionary thought leader, a professor, a beloved author and respected advisor to some of the world’s most powerful leaders.