ABOUT PAN

PAN empowers health professionals, individuals and communities to recognize and use whole food, plant-based nutrition as a powerful tool to create and sustain optimal health. We aim to do so by:

● providing evidence-based education on nutrition in the prevention and treatment of diseases

● creating easy to use spaces and tools in order to experience and understand the preventive and therapeutic power of nutrition in health

● supporting a worldwide community of dedicated individuals in order to effectively work under local conditions

● strengthening and supporting the scientific community around issues of nutrition and health

BOARD

Michael Greger, MD

Co-Founder & Board Member
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Mark Hofmann

Co-Founder & President
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Niklas Oppenrieder, MD

Co-Founder, Medical Director & Board Secretary
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Allan Kornberg, MD

Co-Founder & Board Member
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Patty Haan

Co-Founder & Treasurer
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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, MD, FACLM is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and numerous international conferences.

Dr. Greger is 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.

Author of The Scary Truth Behind America's Low Carb Craze, Dr. Greger's latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times bestseller. He is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine. Greger's work can be found at www.nutritionfacts.org, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Mark Hofmann studied Business Administration in Munich, Germany, specializing in Project Consultancy and International Management.

Serving both as PAN International's Executive Director and president of PAN USA, he brings extensive professional experience and is responsible for the entire organization's business management.

 

Niklas Oppenrieder is a physician specializing in pediatrics at Aschaffenburg Hospital in Germany.

Being both PAN International’s Medical Director and member of the board of PAN USA, he heads the strategic development of both organizations, 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.

Dr. Allan 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.

Dr. Kornberg received his BS in Biology from MIT, his MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and his MBA from the University of Rochester.

Patty Haan serves as PAN USA’s Treasurer and is a volunteer on PAN International’s fundraising team. She brings extensive experience in both corporate and nonprofit start-ups and foundation philanthropy.

Patty received her MBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her MPA from Grand Valley State University in Michigan.