The Physicians Association for Nutrition (PAN) International aims to raise awareness
among health professionals, the general public and policymakers about the role of nutrition
in promoting good health and preventing and treating disease, while also providing tools for making positive dietary changes.
Serving as a global umbrella organization, PAN International will encourage
the growth of national PAN branches in countries around the world. PAN International
has launched in April 2018.
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PAN International creates synergies with existing like-minded initiatives, as well as medical
and nutrition experts worldwide, to provide national PAN branches with scientific content
and relevant resources, as well as technical, organizational and strategic support.
Planned activities include:
Michael Greger, MD
Neal Barnard, MD
Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and founder of the Barnard Medical Center. … read more
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. . … read more
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.
Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and founder of the Barnard Medical Center.
Dr. Barnard is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the 2016 recipient of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Trailblazer Award. He has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health. Barnard has authored more than 70 scientific publications as well as 18 books, including the New York Times bestsellers Power Foods for the Brain, 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart, and the USA Today bestseller Dr. Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes.
Allan Kornberg, MD
Allan Kornberg, M.D., is a pediatrician
who has practiced both primary care and emergency pediatrics. … read more
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, MD
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. … read more
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, MD
Christian Kessler, M.D., works as a Senior Physician, Research Coordinator, and Project Manager at University Hospital Charité in Berlin, Germany. … read more
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, MD
David Stenholtz, M.D., is a Senior Oncologist at the Södersjukhuset hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. … read more
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.
Hans van Groenewoud, MD
Hans van Groenewoud has over 25 years’ experience as an occupational health physician. … read more
Hans van Groenewoud has over 25 years’ experience as an occupational health physician. He has advised numerous companies and has worked in diverse organizational cultures.
While practicing medicine, he became interested
in the important role that nutrition plays in becoming and staying healthy. He is currently based in Luxembourg.
Niklas Oppenrieder is a physician specializing in pediatrics at Aschaffenburg Hospital in Germany. As PAN’s Medical Director he heads the development of the organization, applying his medical and scientific expertise as a pediatrician as well as his first-hand technical knowledge as a member of several different medical associations.
Mark Hofmann studied Business Administration in Munich, Germany, specializing in Project Consultancy and International Management. As PAN’s Executive Director, he brings extensive professional experience and is responsible for the entire company’s business management.
Carolin Wiedmann is a pediatrician specializing in allergology at the University Hospital Munich, Germany. With her expertise in nutrition during pregnancy and childhood, she has been supporting PAN from the very beginning and continues to do so in her position as PAN’s chairwoman.
Cirus Henn is a medical student at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and is additionally working on his DGE Nutritionist Certification. In his position as PAN's Medical Content Manager he combines his practical knowledge he acquired as a paramedic with his scientific expertise as a former student of biomedical sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium.
Manuel Hettich Medical Content Assistant & IT
Linda Weißer Medical Content Assistant
Medical Content Assistant
As a nutritionist with a Master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences, Dania Schumann currently works as a Research Associate at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, Germany. She is also a Research Assistant at the Clinic for Naturopathy and Integrative Medicine in Essen, Germany, where she is finishing her dissertation. With her profound scientific expertise, Dania greatly contributes to PAN’s process of content creation.
Manuel Hettich is a medical student at the University of Freiburg, Germany, who is writing his dissertation on the influence of diet on the immune system. As a former computer science student at the University of Cambridge, England, he provides valuable support to PAN with his analytical mindset and IT expertise.
Linda Weißer is a medical student at the University of Münster, Germany, who is also working as a food and nutrition blogger. With her bachelor's degree in philosophy and her experience in medical and nutritional writing, she supports PAN with analytical thinking and content creation.
As 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 each and every one of our volunteers, we are thankful for all of their efforts and we think of them as members of the PAN team.
Building a global movement around healthy nutrition will require a broad set of skills, with opportunities available for you to get involved in a wide variety of capacities at varying levels of time commitment. Apply today to be a part of our global movement from the start.
We currently have the following opportunities available:
Medical Content Manager (Oct 2018)
Are you interested in supporting PAN with your skills as a volunteer?
If so, we strongly encourage you to sign up!
Support us with your skills in the fields of:
Medicine & Nutrition
Medical Content Assistant
Lay the scientific groundwork
for our various projects.
Medical Content Reviewer
Review the different forms
of PAN’s medical content.
Give lectures or hold
seminars about nutrition.
In case you do not identify with any of the positions mentioned above, we still
happily invite you to browse through our volunteer sign-up form
where you can find many other volunteer skills you can support us with.
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New National Branches
Does your country lack an organization that can effectively advance the topic
of healthy nutrition among medical professionals, policy makers, and the general public?
Do you know a group of qualified and motivated health professionals who could found such an organization?
Do you know of a like-minded organization that is already making progress on these topics
and which could benefit from the support of a global network?
If so, please get in touch with us. We would love to form partnerships and exchange expertise
with other motivated groups and individuals in order to advance our common goals.
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