Plant-Based Doctors You Should Know

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A list of plant-based doctors to help you dive deeper into healing through lifestyle medicine while learning the benefits of eating a whole food plant-based diet. Add this page to your bookmarks bar as this list will continue to grow.

Team Sherzai

Drs. Ayesha and Dean Sherzai focus their work on neurology, brain health, and lifestyle medicine, including a whole food plant-based diet. They are leading voices in Alzheimer’s prevention with their co-directed program, The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program.

Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn

Learn more about how to prevent and reverse heart disease through Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn’s work.

Danielle Belardo M.D.

Also known as The Veggie M.D., Dr. Danielle Belardo centers her work around blending plant-based nutrition, lifestyle practices, and western medicine to prevent and reverse diseases such as heart disease.

Kim A. Williams, MD

A well-know cardiologist, Dr. Kim A. Williams advocates nutrition and a plant-based diet for better health.

T. Colin Campbell, PhD

T. Colin Campbell is well known for writing Whole, co-authoring The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health, and clearing up confusion about nutrition and its effects on overall health.

Joel Fuhrman, MD

An author and board-certified family physician, Dr. Joel Fuhrman advocates nutrition and lifestyle medicine by way of a plant-based diet to prevent and possibly reverse a wide array of common chronic diseases.

John McDougall

Dr. McDougall advocates for health through better nutrition, i.e. a plant-based vegetarian diet.

Dr. Heleen Roex-Haitjema

Pediatrician and co-founder of Doctors for Nutrition, Dr. Heleen Roex-Haitjema is helping spread awareness about the benefits of plant-based nutrition for health.

Zach Bush, MD

Dr. Zach Bush is a triple board-certified doctor and leading voice in lifestyle medicine, regenerative agriculture, plant-based nutrition, and longevity.

Dean Ornish, MD

Dr. Dean Ornish is a leader in lifestyle medicine with great online programs.

Neal Barnard, MD

Dr. Neal Barnard President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and has done numerous research and advocacy on lifestyle medicine for disease and chronic pain.

Dr Gemma Newman

A practicing physician in the UK, Dr. Gemma Newman advocates a whole food plant-based diet to assist in prolonged health.

Brooke Goldner, MD

Educates patients and doctors alike on the important role of food choices and nutrition for healing and preventing chronic diseases with a focusing on Lupus.

Michael Greger, MD

Founder of, a non-profit organization summarizing and sharing the latest nutrition science, Dr. Michael Greger shares how plant-based nutrition can improve your health, vitality, and longevity. He is the author of How Not To Die.

Michael Klaper, MD

A physician, speaker, and educator on the plant-based diet, he is the author of Vegan Nutrition and is a licensed clinician and offers private consultations.

Joel Kahn, MD

Dr. Joel Kahn is a holistic cardiologist that recommends whole food plant-based nutrition as a powerful source of preventative medicine.

Garth Davis, MD

Dr. Garth Davis is the medical director of the Davis Clinic at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas and the author of Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It.

Matthew Lederman, MD & Alona Pulde, MD

Drs. Alona Pulde and Matthew Lederman are board-certified physicians helping people transition to a plant-based diet and adopt a lifestyle to prevent a wide array of diseases.

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