Neha Pathak, MD FACP DipABLM
Lead Medical Editor/Writer, WebMD/Medscape
Board of Directors member and Global Sustainability Committee Co-Chair, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Member of Governor’s Council, and Chair of Council of Early Career Physicians, Georgia Chapter of American College of Physicians
Co-Editor, Improving Women’s Health Across the Lifespan, published 2022 by CRC Press / Taylor and Francis Group
Author or co-author of seven articles in peer-reviewed journals, and two textbook chapters
Reviewer, American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine and Journal for Healthcare Quality
Former staff physician and Site Lead for Patient Aligned Care Team Intensive Management Program, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Atlanta GA
Founding member, nonprofit Georgia Clinicians for Climate Action, and board member, nonprofit Georgia Interfaith Power and Light
Neha Pathak, MD FACP DipABLM completed her medical doctorate with Honors in Community Service at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City, after receiving a Magna Cum Laude B.A. in Biology and Psychology from Harvard University. She completed a Primary Care Internal Medicine residency including Assistant Chief Resident service through Weill Medical College, and undertook additional postgraduate training, there, in epidemiology and study design for clinical research, and at Yale School of Public Health, via a Climate Change and Health Certificate. At the Atlanta Veterans Administration Healthcare System she also completed the VA Quality Scholar program, a VA-sponsored Quality Improvement frameworks fellowship during which she developed and implemented a pilot program to improve care for vulnerable veterans utilizing interdisciplinary care, telehealth monitoring and interventions focused on lifestyle and social determinants of health.
Dr. Pathak serves as the Lead Medical Editor/Writer for WebMD/Medscape, and otherwise through multiple avenues pursues her passions about educating the public and health professionals about the benefits of Lifestyle Medicine not only to protect individual health, but also to improve community and planetary health. Her Lifestyle Medicine work arose in her years as a Quality Scholar and the Site Lead for the PACT Intensive Management Program at the Atlanta VA, and has led to her board certification in Lifestyle Medicine and her present service as a Board of Directors member and Global Sustainability Committee Co-Chair for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) and as a Reviewer for the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. She is a member of ACLM’s Women’s Health and Health Equity Achieved through Lifestyle Medicine (HEAL) member interest groups, and her scholarship in these areas has culminated with her work as Co-Editor of the 2022-published "Improving Women’s Health Across the Lifespan", a monumental compilation within the Lifestyle Medicine field.
Dr. Pathak is the author or co-author of seven articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as the "Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome" and "Avoiding Risky Substances and Environmental Exposures" chapters in the "Improving Women’s Health" textbook, and she is a Reviewer for the Journal for Healthcare Quality. She serves as a member of the Governor’s Council, and as Chair of the Council of Early Career Physicians, for the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Physicians, which has named her a Fellow. She has also been honored with a 2021 Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis, by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and The OpEd Project, and with the 2018 New Jersey SEEDS Leading Change Award, for working to engage and empower vulnerable populations throughout her career in medicine. Her environmental activism is reflected by her service as a founding member of the nonprofit Georgia Clinicians for Climate Action, and as a board member of the nonprofit Georgia Interfaith Power and Light. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and three daughters, Ishani, Kiran, and Vidya.