Neal D. Barnard, MD, FACC, is a physician, clinical researcher, author and an adjunct associate professor of medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. In 1985, Dr. Barnard established the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine to promote preventive medicine, conduct clinical research and advocate for higher ethical standards in research. The Physicians Committee also provides direct medical care through its subsidiary, Barnard Medical Center. Dr. Barnard works with patients with diabetes, obesity and other chronic conditions in clinical research studies aiming to improve the prevention and treatment of these health problems. Dr. Barnard’s articles have appeared in Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, American Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Scientific American and many other scientific and medical journals. He is the editor-in-chief of Nutrition Guide for Clinicians and the author of 18 books for lay audiences. In 2015, Dr. Barnard was named a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and he received the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Trailblazer Award in 2016. He is an active member of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, the American Medical Association and other organizations working to improve health and medical care.