PHYSICIANS ASSOCIATION FOR NUTRITION

Die Physicians Association for Nutrition (PAN) ist eine international agierende, ärztliche Organisation, welche es sich zum Ziel gesetzt hat, das Bewusstsein für das Potential einer whole food, plant-based Ernährung in der Gesundheitsförderung sowie der Krankheitsvorbeugung (Prävention) und -behandlung (Therapie) zu stärken. PAN richtet sich hierbei an Angehörige der Gesundheitsberufe (insbesondere Studierende der Humanmedizin), die Allgemeinbevölkerung und politische Schlüsselpersonen.

PAN e.V. wurde 2018 als gemeinnütziger Verein gegründet, und hat seinen Sitz in München.

PAN expandiert und eröffnet ständig neue nationale PAN-Niederlassungen auf der ganzen Welt, um unter lokalen Bedingungen effizient und wirksam arbeiten zu können.

Unsere Hauptaufgaben:

 

Ausbildung von Medizinstudierenden und Gesundheitsfachkräften

Wir liefern evidenzbasierte Ernährungs- und Gesundheitsinformationen, bewerten unsere Inhalte regelmäßig nach den neuesten verfügbaren und am gründlichsten recherchierten Erkenntnissen und erkennen – und berücksichtigen – die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen bestimmter Forschungsergebnisse und etablierter wissenschaftlicher Methoden. Wir schätzen, begrüßen und fördern den wissenschaftlichen Austausch und die Diskussion.

Unterstützung der Patienten/-innen bei Ernährungsumstellungen
  • durch Bereitstellung leicht verständlicher Aufklärungsressourcen zur optimalen Unterstützung der Patienten/-innen bei der Vorbeugung und Behandlung von Krankheiten
  • durch wirksame Ernährungsprogramme und Workshops

⇒ Wir dienen Menschen, damit sie ihre eigenen Fähigkeiten entdecken und nutzen können, um ein gesünderes Leben zu wählen. Wir wollen inspirieren und beraten und dabei jeden einzelnen Schritt eines Menschen wertschätzen.

Aufbau eines globalen Netzwerks
  • durch die Verbindung von Angehörigen der Gesundheitsberufe, Wissenschaftlern/-innen und Medizinstudierenden
  • durch die Einrichtung von PAN-Studierendengruppen an Universitäten
  • durch die weltweite Gründung nationaler PAN-Niederlassungen, um unter lokalen Bedingungen effizient und wirksam arbeiten zu können

As part of a global network, we stand up for the common goal of improved health. We seek to expand and strengthen our network by inviting new partners to support, critique, and evaluate our actions. In doing so, we create a paradigm shift, driving a worldwide community and making sustainable change possible.

Erschaffen einer einflussreichen Organisation für die medizinische Lobby

um den politischen Wandel zu fördern und die Einbeziehung der Ernährung in die Gesundheitssysteme und Gesellschaft zu forcieren

VegMed Web 2021 – Europas größter medizinischer Kongress für pflanzenbasierte Ernährung

Die Physicians Association for Nutrition ist stolzer Konsortiumspartner der VegMed Konferenz, gemeinsam mit der Charité Hochschulambulanz für Naturheilkunde am Immanuel Krankenhaus Berlin, ProVeg International und der Stiftung Reformhaus Akademie.

Die Konferenz ist durch die Berliner Ärztekammer mit 18 CME-Punkten zertifiziert. Sichern Sie sich noch heute einen Platz bei VegMed Web 2021 (der Link führt offiziellen VegMed-Website) und gestalten Sie die Zukunft der Ernährung und des Gesundheitssystems mit.

VegMed Web 2021 - CME

As a general practitioner in the field of clinical nutrition, author and professional speaker, I have been addressing public health issues for over two decades. What I learned and found most disturbing is the lack of education of health professionals regarding nutrition, its effects on the human body, and its preventive and therapeutic potential.
By providing evidence-based educational material and events, PAN will have a great impact on the education of the general public and health professionals alike.
I am honored to be a member of PAN International.


Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM, USA

Michael Greger

The medical profession continues to enjoy the trust of its patients, but the health potential of a whole food plant-based diet has not yet spread among all health professionals. Therefore, I welcome the creation of PAN and support its work to promote the importance of nutrition for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.

Prof. Dr. Claus Leitzmann, Germany

Prof. Dr. Leitzmann

PAN is committed to supporting and encouraging changes in our views on the role nutrition and WFPB diets play in “lifestyle diseases.” I believe investing in the education of health professionals and the general population may be the key determinant that brings about a decrease in the prevalence of these chronic diseases.


Sophia Shalhout, PhD, USA
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Hematology/Oncology, Boston Children’s Hospital

Sophia Shalhout

Among the patient population that I see on daily basis, the major comorbid diseases are diabetes mellitus and obesity. I cannot stress enough and will continue to do my best to promote lifestyle education predicated on evidence-based medicine, showing my patients that it is possible for anyone to work towards a WFPB diet. I believe that patients can be cured or can stop the progression of such diseases if they can be conscious of what they eat. I am so fortunate to be a part of an organization like PAN, which strives to give nutrition a higher status in medicine as a whole.

Liliana Espinosa Sanchez, M.D., Mexico

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TEAM

 

Niklas Oppenrieder, MD

Medizinischer Leiter
mehr erfahrenNiklas Oppenrieder ist Arzt und befindet sich in der Facharztausbildung zum Kinder- und Jugendmediziner am Krankenhaus Aschaffenburg. Als PAN’s Medizinischer Leiter führt er die Entwicklung der Organisation an und setzt dafür seine medizinische und wissenschaftliche Expertise ein. Zudem verfügt er als Mitglied diverser medizinischer Vereinigungen über wertvolles Fachwissen.

Mark Hofmann

Geschäftsführer
mehr erfahrenMark Hofmann ist studierter Betriebswirt, spezialisiert auf Projektberatung und internationales Management. Er bringt umfassende Berufserfahrung in seine Arbeit als Geschäftsführer von PAN ein, und ist für die komplette Betriebsführung von PAN verantwortlich.

Dr. Paula Singmann
Medical Content Executive
mehr erfahrenDr. Paula Singmann studied nutrition science with specialization in biomedicine at the Technical University Munich/Germany (TUM) and earned her PhD in the field of molecular epidemiology at the Helmholtz Center Munich. After years of teaching master’s courses in nutritional prevention at TUM, she joins PAN as a Medical Content Executive. In this position, she is responsible for the creation and the quality of all our PAN educational materials.
Claire Williams
Claire Williams

Marketing & Communications Manager
mehr erfahrenClaire is an experienced product, communications, and content marketing leader with extensive B2C & B2B business knowledge she has gained in tech-driven startups. She has led content and design teams, and developed and executed communication strategies and marketing campaigns.
Her experience touches on all aspects of optimising user journeys from lead generation and SEO, to customer retention and product UX. She is experienced in all aspects of marketing communications and brand building including email marketing, social media strategy, and PR.

Carolin Wiedmann, MD

Chairwoman
mehr erfahrenCarolin Wiedmann is a pediatrician specializing in pediatric nutrition. She works in a pediatric clinic in the greater Munich area and consults with families about whole food plant based nutrition during pregnancy and childhood. Carolin co-founded PAN and serves as its first chairwoman.

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Unsere Ehrenamtlichen

mehr erfahrenAs a charitable organization, PAN relies greatly on all of the hard work from people all across the globe who are dedicated to our mission and motivated to put it into action. We cherish and value every one of our volunteers. We are thankful for all of their efforts, and we think of them as members of the PAN team.

FACHBEIRAT

 

Michael Greger, MD

Michael Greger, MD, Fellow des American College of Lifestyle Medicine, ist Arzt, Bestseller-Autor der New York Times und ein international anerkannter, professioneller Referent für eine Vielzahl von wichtigen Themen in Bezug auf die öffentliche Gesundheit.
... read more

Prof. Dr. Claus Leitzmann

Prof. Dr. Claus Leitzmann studierte Chemie, Mikrobiologie und Biochemie in den U.S.A. Er war wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter bei dem späteren Nobelpreisträger Paul Boyer an der UCLA und …
... read more

Jennifer Trilk

Dr Jennifer L. Trilk, PhD

Dr. Jennifer L. Trilk, PhD, FACSM, FAGLN, ist außerordentliche Professorin an der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität von South Carolina in Greenville.
... read more

Prof. Dr. Martin Smollich

Prof. Dr. Martin Smollich studierte Biologie und Pharmazie in Münster (Deutschland) und Cambridge (Großbritannien) und promovierte zum Dr. in ... read more

Allan Kornberg, MD

Allan Kornberg, M.D., ist ein Pädiater, der sowohl im Bereich der Erst- als auch der Notfallversorgung gearbeitet hat. ... read more

Christian Kessler, MD

Dr. med. Christian Kessler ist Oberarzt für Forschungskoordination und Projektmanagement an der Charité Universitätsklinik Berlin. ... read more

David Stenholtz, MD

David Stenholtz, M.D., ist leitender Facharzt für Onkologie am Södersjukhuset Krankenhaus in Stockholm. ... read more

Tanja Kalchenko, MD

Tanja Kalchenko, M.D., ist leitende Fachärztin für Radiologie an der Abteilung für Onkologische und Abdominelle Radiologie an der Universitätsklinik Oslo, der größten Klinik Norwegens. ... read more

FACHBEIRAT

 

Michael Greger, MD

Michael Greger, MD, Fellow des American College of Lifestyle Medicine, ist Arzt, Bestseller-Autor der New York Times und ein international anerkannter, professioneller Referent für eine Vielzahl von wichtigen Themen in Bezug auf die öffentliche Gesundheit. Dr. Gregers Arbeit zu Ernährungsthemen kann unter www.nutritionfacts.org gefunden werden, eine gemeinnützige US-Organisation. ... read more

Prof. Dr. Claus Leitzmann

Prof. Dr. Claus Leitzmann studierte Chemie, Mikrobiologie und Biochemie in den U.S.A. Er war wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter bei dem späteren Nobelpreisträger Paul Boyer an der UCLA und …
... read more

Jennifer Trilk

Dr Jennifer L. Trilk, PhD

Dr. Jennifer L. Trilk, PhD, FACSM, FAGLN, ist außerordentliche Professorin an der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität von South Carolina in Greenville.
... read more

Prof. Dr. Martin Smollich

Prof. Dr. Martin Smollich studierte Biologie und Pharmazie in Münster (Deutschland) und Cambridge (Großbritannien) und promovierte zum Dr. in ... read more

Allan Kornberg, MD

Allan Kornberg, M.D., ist ein Pädiater, der sowohl im Bereich der Erst- als auch der Notfallversorgung gearbeitet hat. ... read more

Tanja Kalchenko, MD

Tanja Kalchenko, M.D., ist leitende Fachärztin für Radiologie an der Abteilung für Onkologische und Abdominelle Radiologie an der Universitätsklinik Oslo, der größten Klinik Norwegens. ... read more

Christian Kessler, MD

Dr. med. Christian Kessler ist Oberarzt für Forschungskoordination und Projektmanagement an der Charité Universitätsklinik Berlin. ... read more

David Stenholtz, MD

David Stenholtz, M.D., ist leitender Facharzt für Onkologie am Södersjukhuset Krankenhaus in Stockholm. ... read more

FACHBEIRAT

 

Michael Greger, MD

Prof. Dr. Claus Leitzmann

Jennifer Trilk

Dr Jennifer L. Trilk, PhD

Prof. Dr. Martin Smollich

Allan Kornberg, MD

Christian Kessler, MD

Tanja Kalchenko, MD

David Stenholtz, MD

PAN ZWEIGSTELLEN

Als internationale Organisation entwickeln wir aktiv ein globales Netzwerk aus Angehörigen der Gesundheitsberufe und Medizinstudierenden. Diese möchten wir gerne motivieren, ihre eigenen lokalen PAN Niederlassungen zu gründen, somit von weltweiten Synergien zu profitieren und gleichzeitig unser gemeinsames Anliegen weiterzubringen.

Alle PAN Zweigstellen sind als gemeinnützige Organisationen in ihren jeweiligen Ländern offiziell eingetragen:

 

 

 

Sollten Sie Interesse haben, eine Zweigstelle in Ihrem Land zu gründen, so kontaktieren Sie uns bitte.

POSITIONSPAPIERE & PRESSEMITTEILUNGEN

Im Folgenden finden sich die bereits veröffentlichten Positionspapiere von PAN e.V. zum Download:

(English) Infografik: 30. Dezember 20 – Visuelle Zusammenfassung der Höhepunkte und Erfolge des Jahres 2020 – The Year in Numbers Infographic

Pressemitteilung: 9. November 2020 – Iss das! PAN International veranstaltet ihr erste CME-zertifizierte Webinarreihe
(ausverkauft) (download pdf English) (download pdf German)

(German) Stellungnahme zum DÄB-Artikel “Ernährung und Klima: Fleischfrei gesund und klimafreundlich essen – die Evidenz fehlt

Challenges of Nutrition Sciences (download pdf)

 

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The current scientific evidence points to a diet centered around whole, unrefined, or minimally processed plant foods including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, spices, nuts, and seeds.

This is what can be described as a “whole food, plant-based diet.” We will closely monitor the latest evidence in order to continuously reevaluate and update our content and recommendations.

Michael Greger, M.D., F.A.C.L.M., is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger's nutrition work can be found at NutritionFacts.org.
Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, as well as numerous symposia and institutions. He has testified before Congress, has appeared on shows such as The Colbert Report and The Dr. Oz Show, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous ‘meat defamation’ trial.
Greger's recent scientific publications in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Critical Reviews in Microbiology, Family and Community Health, and the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition, and Public Health explore the public health implications of industrialized animal agriculture.
Greger is also licensed as a general practitioner, specializing in clinical nutrition, and is a founding member and fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He was featured on the Healthy Living Channel promoting his latest nutrition DVDs and was honored to teach part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell's esteemed nutrition course at Cornell University.
He is also the author of Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching and Carbophobia: The Scary Truth Behind America's Low Carb Craze. His latest book, How Not to Die,became an instant New York Times bestseller. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine. Greger's work on nutrition can be found at www.nutritionfacts.org, which is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit charity.

Prof. Dr. Claus Leitzmann studied chemistry, microbiology and biochemistry in the United States. He worked as research associate for the later Nobel Prize winner Paul Boyer at UCLA and did research and teaching at universities in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand.

In his role as a professor of nutritional science at the University of Gießen, Germany, member and/or founder of several scientific organizations, and author of more than 30 books on different aspects of nutrition, he is a true pioneer of whole food diets, plant-based diets, nutrition ecology and international nutrition.

Dr Jennifer L. Trilk, PhD, FACSM, FAGLN, is an associate professor at University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. As the director of the Lifestyle Medicine Core Curriculum and Lifestyle Medicine Distinction Track at her university, and as the co-founder and co-director of the Lifestyle Medicine Education Collaborative (LMEd), which provides leadership, guidance, and resources in Lifestyle Medicine to medical schools across the globe, Dr Trilk is an internationally renowned pioneer of lifestyle medicine.

Prof. Dr. Martin Smollich studied biology and pharmacy in Münster (Germany) and Cambridge (UK) and obtained a Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology. After four years of practice as clinical pharmacologist, he was appointed professor of pharmacology and pharmaconutrition in 2013. Since 2018, he is head of pharmaconutrition at the Institute of Nutritional Medicine, University Hospital of Lübeck, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Smollich is also the editor of ernaehrungsmedizin.blog

Research topics: pharmaconutrition, functional food, nutraceuticals, food-drug interactions

Allan Kornberg, M.D., is a pediatrician who has practiced both primary care and emergency pediatrics. Dr. Kornberg served as Vice-Chair and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Buffalo, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Brown University. He has served as medical director with managed care organizations and provider institutions, as well as government and advocacy groups, typically working with complicated populations, both clinically and socioeconomically. Kornberg received his B.S. in Biology from MIT, his M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and his M.B.A. from the University of Rochester.

Christian Kessler, M.D., works as a Senior Physician, Research Coordinator, and Project Manager at University Hospital Charité in Berlin, Germany.

Dr. Kessler conducts research at the Immanuel Clinic in Berlin within the Endowment Professorship for Clinical Naturopathy at the Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics. He is an expert in Traditional Indian Medicine and Ayurveda, as well as a trained Indologist (M.A.). As one of the founders and coordinators of VegMed – Europe’s largest scientific congress on plant-based nutrition – he is passionate about making nutrition an important part of modern medicine.

 

David Stenholtz, M.D., is a Senior Oncologist at the Södersjukhuset hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.

In 2013 he founded the organization Läkare för framtiden (‘Physicians for the Future’) and has since been serving as its chair. The organization disseminates information on the health benefits of plant-based diets to the Swedish public, as well as to politicians and healthcare professionals.

 

Tanja Kalchenko, M.D., is a Senior Radiologist at the Oncological and Abdominal Radiology Unit at the Oslo University Hospital, the largest university hospital in Norway.

In 2013, Kalchenko founded HePla (www.hepla.no) and has since worked as the organization’s President. HePla educates the Norwegian public and health professionals regarding the benefits of a plant-based diet through its website, social media channels, regular lectures, and other events.

 

Michael Greger, M.D., F.A.C.L.M., is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger's nutrition work can be found at NutritionFacts.org.
Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, as well as numerous symposia and institutions. He has testified before Congress, has appeared on shows such as The Colbert Report and The Dr. Oz Show, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous ‘meat defamation’ trial.
Greger's recent scientific publications in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Critical Reviews in Microbiology, Family and Community Health, and the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition, and Public Health explore the public health implications of industrialized animal agriculture.
Greger is also licensed as a general practitioner, specializing in clinical nutrition, and is a founding member and fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He was featured on the Healthy Living Channel promoting his latest nutrition DVDs and was honored to teach part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell's esteemed nutrition course at Cornell University.
He is also the author of Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching and Carbophobia: The Scary Truth Behind America's Low Carb Craze. His latest book, How Not to Die,became an instant New York Times bestseller. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine. Greger's work on nutrition can be found at www.nutritionfacts.org, which is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit charity.

Prof. Dr. Claus Leitzmann studied chemistry, microbiology and biochemistry in the United States. He worked as research associate for the later Nobel Prize winner Paul Boyer at UCLA and did research and teaching at universities in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand.

In his role as a professor of nutritional science at the University of Gießen, Germany, member and/or founder of several scientific organizations, and author of more than 30 books on different aspects of nutrition, he is a true pioneer of whole food diets, plant-based diets, nutrition ecology and international nutrition.

Dr Jennifer L. Trilk, PhD, FACSM, FAGLN, is an associate professor at University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. As the director of the Lifestyle Medicine Core Curriculum and Lifestyle Medicine Distinction Track at her university, and as the co-founder and co-director of the Lifestyle Medicine Education Collaborative (LMEd), which provides leadership, guidance, and resources in Lifestyle Medicine to medical schools across the globe, Dr Trilk is an internationally renowned pioneer of lifestyle medicine.

Prof. Dr. Martin Smollich studied biology and pharmacy in Münster (Germany) and Cambridge (UK) and obtained a Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology. After four years of practice as clinical pharmacologist, he was appointed professor of pharmacology and pharmaconutrition in 2013. Since 2018, he is head of pharmaconutrition at the Institute of Nutritional Medicine, University Hospital of Lübeck, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Smollich is also the editor of ernaehrungsmedizin.blog

Research topics: pharmaconutrition, functional food, nutraceuticals, food-drug interactions

Allan Kornberg, M.D., is a pediatrician who has practiced both primary care and emergency pediatrics. Dr. Kornberg served as Vice-Chair and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Buffalo, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Brown University. He has served as medical director with managed care organizations and provider institutions, as well as government and advocacy groups, typically working with complicated populations, both clinically and socioeconomically. Kornberg received his B.S. in Biology from MIT, his M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and his M.B.A. from the University of Rochester.

Tanja Kalchenko, M.D., is a Senior Radiologist at the Oncological and Abdominal Radiology Unit at the Oslo University Hospital, the largest university hospital in Norway.

In 2013, Kalchenko founded HePla (www.hepla.no) and has since worked as the organization’s President. HePla educates the Norwegian public and health professionals regarding the benefits of a plant-based diet through its website, social media channels, regular lectures, and other events.

 

Christian Kessler, M.D., works as a Senior Physician, Research Coordinator, and Project Manager at University Hospital Charité in Berlin, Germany.

Dr. Kessler conducts research at the Immanuel Clinic in Berlin within the Endowment Professorship for Clinical Naturopathy at the Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics. He is an expert in Traditional Indian Medicine and Ayurveda, as well as a trained Indologist (M.A.). As one of the founders and coordinators of VegMed – Europe’s largest scientific congress on plant-based nutrition – he is passionate about making nutrition an important part of modern medicine.

 

David Stenholtz, M.D., is a Senior Oncologist at the Södersjukhuset hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.

In 2013 he founded the organization Läkare för framtiden (‘Physicians for the Future’) and has since been serving as its chair. The organization disseminates information on the health benefits of plant-based diets to the Swedish public, as well as to politicians and healthcare professionals.

 

Michael Greger, M.D., F.A.C.L.M., is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger's nutrition work can be found at NutritionFacts.org.
Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, as well as numerous symposia and institutions. He has testified before Congress, has appeared on shows such as The Colbert Report and The Dr. Oz Show, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous ‘meat defamation’ trial.
Greger's recent scientific publications in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Critical Reviews in Microbiology, Family and Community Health, and the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition, and Public Health explore the public health implications of industrialized animal agriculture.
Greger is also licensed as a general practitioner, specializing in clinical nutrition, and is a founding member and fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He was featured on the Healthy Living Channel promoting his latest nutrition DVDs and was honored to teach part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell's esteemed nutrition course at Cornell University.
He is also the author of Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching and Carbophobia: The Scary Truth Behind America's Low Carb Craze. His latest book, How Not to Die,became an instant New York Times bestseller. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine. Greger's work on nutrition can be found at www.nutritionfacts.org, which is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit charity.

Prof. Dr. Claus Leitzmann studied chemistry, microbiology and biochemistry in the United States. He worked as research associate for the later Nobel Prize winner Paul Boyer at UCLA and did research and teaching at universities in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand.

In his role as a professor of nutritional science at the University of Gießen, Germany, member and/or founder of several scientific organizations, and author of more than 30 books on different aspects of nutrition, he is a true pioneer of whole food diets, plant-based diets, nutrition ecology and international nutrition.

Dr Jennifer L. Trilk, PhD, FACSM, FAGLN, is an associate professor at University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. As the director of the Lifestyle Medicine Core Curriculum and Lifestyle Medicine Distinction Track at her university, and as the co-founder and co-director of the Lifestyle Medicine Education Collaborative (LMEd), which provides leadership, guidance, and resources in Lifestyle Medicine to medical schools across the globe, Dr Trilk is an internationally renowned pioneer of lifestyle medicine.

Prof. Dr. Martin Smollich studied biology and pharmacy in Münster (Germany) and Cambridge (UK) and obtained a Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology. After four years of practice as clinical pharmacologist, he was appointed professor of pharmacology and pharmaconutrition in 2013. Since 2018, he is head of pharmaconutrition at the Institute of Nutritional Medicine, University Hospital of Lübeck, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Smollich is also the editor of ernaehrungsmedizin.blog

Research topics: pharmaconutrition, functional food, nutraceuticals, food-drug interactions

Allan Kornberg, M.D., is a pediatrician who has practiced both primary care and emergency pediatrics. Dr. Kornberg served as Vice-Chair and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Buffalo, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Brown University. He has served as medical director with managed care organizations and provider institutions, as well as government and advocacy groups, typically working with complicated populations, both clinically and socioeconomically. Kornberg received his B.S. in Biology from MIT, his M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and his M.B.A. from the University of Rochester.

Christian Kessler, M.D., works as a Senior Physician, Research Coordinator, and Project Manager at University Hospital Charité in Berlin, Germany.

Dr. Kessler conducts research at the Immanuel Clinic in Berlin within the Endowment Professorship for Clinical Naturopathy at the Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics. He is an expert in Traditional Indian Medicine and Ayurveda, as well as a trained Indologist (M.A.). As one of the founders and coordinators of VegMed – Europe’s largest scientific congress on plant-based nutrition – he is passionate about making nutrition an important part of modern medicine.

 

Tanja Kalchenko, M.D., is a Senior Radiologist at the Oncological and Abdominal Radiology Unit at the Oslo University Hospital, the largest university hospital in Norway.

In 2013, Kalchenko founded HePla (www.hepla.no) and has since worked as the organization’s President. HePla educates the Norwegian public and health professionals regarding the benefits of a plant-based diet through its website, social media channels, regular lectures, and other events.

 

David Stenholtz, M.D., is a Senior Oncologist at the Södersjukhuset hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.

In 2013 he founded the organization Läkare för framtiden (‘Physicians for the Future’) and has since been serving as its chair. The organization disseminates information on the health benefits of plant-based diets to the Swedish public, as well as to politicians and healthcare professionals.