The Physicians Committee combines the clout and expertise of more than 17,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of nearly one million members and supporters worldwide.
The Physicians Committee is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, headquartered in Washington, DC. Our efforts are dramatically changing the way doctors treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer. By putting prevention over pills, doctors are empowering their patients to take control of their own health.
And we are also building a new way of viewing research. Since 1985, the Physicians Committee has worked tirelessly for alternatives to the use of animals in medical education and research and for more effective scientific methods.
Our staff of physicians, dietitians, and scientists is working with policymakers, industry, the medical community, the media, and the public to create a better future for people and animals.
The Physicians Committee is dedicated to saving and improving human and animal lives through plant-based diets and ethical and effective scientific research.
Creating a healthier world in which health and compassion are central values in science and medicine.
Board of Directors
Neal D. Barnard, MD, President
Mindy Kursban, Esq., Chair
Ruby Lathon, PhD, Director
Mark Sklar, MD, Director
Barbara Wasserman, MD, Treasurer
Neal Barnard, MD, FACC
Dania DePas, MA
Vice President of Communications
Stacey Glaeser, SPHR
Vice President of Human Resources
Stephen Kane, CPA
Vice President of Finance
Mark Kennedy, Esq.
Vice President of Legal Affairs
Kristie Sullivan, MPH
Vice President of Research Policy
Betsy Wason, CFRE
Vice President of Development