The Physicians Committee combines the clout and expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of more than 175,000 members across the United States and around the world.
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 advocating 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 through a new emphasis on plant-based nutrition and scientific research conducted ethically, without using animals.
How We Changed the World in 2019
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
Vice President of Publications
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
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