Meet Our Doctors and Staff
- President: Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C.
- Medical Director: James F. Loomis Jr., M.D.
- Physician: Stephen Neabore, M.D.
- Nurse Practitioner: Emily Kasmar, M.S., A.G.P.C.N.P.- B.C.
- Dietitian: Susan Levin, M.S., R.D.
- Dietitian: Karen Smith, R.D.
- Dietitian: Maggie Neola, R.D., L.D.
- Medical Assistant: Manuel Calcagno, R.M.A.
About the Barnard Medical Center
The Barnard Medical Center provides more than top-of-the-line medical care. It also helps you tackle the root causes of illness, with extra attention on improving health through prevention and nutrition. That means that, although medications often play a key role in health, if your problem is nutritional, we will help you tackle that, too. Perhaps you won’t need medications at all.
Our center takes advantage of years of research conducted by the Physicians Committee research team and other researchers, showing how a new approach to medicine and nutrition could help prevent and reverse serious health problems.
At the Barnard Medical Center, patients with diabetes, overweight, cholesterol problems, high blood pressure, and other metabolic conditions—as well as those with day-to-day health problems—have the opportunity to revolutionize their health, with plenty of support.
The Physicians Committee
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine was founded in 1985 to promote preventive medicine, especially good nutrition, to conduct research, and to advocate for higher standards in research.
Research at the Physicians Committee has revolutionized the treatment of diabetes and other health problems and has been instrumental in reforming federal nutrition guidelines. The Physicians Committee’s medical education programs give clinicians and scientists the tools they need, and its educational programs reach millions of people worldwide.
The Physicians Committee has opened the Barnard Medical Center as a means of providing state-of-the-art care and exploring innovative ways to help patients regain and protect their health.