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Roxanne Becker, MBChB, DipIBLM

Roxanne Becker, MD, dipACLM, is a medical doctor from South Africa. Her mission in life is to reduce the unnecessary suffering caused by preventable diseases of lifestyle and to improve people’s quality of life through promoting a plant-based diet.

After being disappointed by the lack of nutrition lectures during her medical training, Dr. Becker chose to spend her final year medical elective at the Barnard Medical Center to learn more about plant-based nutrition. She returned four years later with a passion to provide the next generation of medical students with the education she was unable to receive. She is also involved clinical research at the Physicians Committee and assists with plant-based nutrition content creation to educate the public on the benefits of a plant-based diet.

Dr. Becker has a Diploma in Lifestyle Medicine and a Certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from the British Lifestyle Medicine Society. She received her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, cum laude, from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She subsequently completed her internship at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, the largest hospital in Africa and third largest hospital in the world, and her community service at Ellisras District Hospital in rural South Africa.