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Vanita Rahman, MD CNS CCS

Director of Clinical Programs, Barnard Medical Center, Washington DC

Clinical Instructor in Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Longtime Internal Medicine and Urgent Care physician, and founder of plant-based weight loss program, Kaiser Permanente DC/MD/VA

Author of "Vegan Style - Tasty, Healthy, Easy", "Stronger with Plants - Reclaim Your Health and Youthful Energy with a Plant-Based Lifestyle" and (2021) "Simply Plant Based:  Fabulous Food for a Healthy Life"

Certified Conditioning Specialist, National Strength Professionals Association, since 2010

Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists, since 2013

Vanita Rahman, MD CNS CCS received her Doctorate in Medicine from University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency at the Washington Hospital Center.  She has long been certified as a Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength Professionals Association, and as a Nutrition Specialist by the Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists.  She currently serves as Director of Clinical Programs for Barnard Medical Center, Washington DC, and as a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Dr. Rahman is a board-certified internal medicine physician and for more than 15 years practiced internal and urgent care medicine at Kaiser Permanente DC/MD/VA, where she launched a very popular and successful plant-based weight-loss program.  She has also authored several books on plant-based nutrition:  "Vegan Style - Tasty, Healthy, Easy", "Stronger with Plants - Reclaim Your Health and Youthful Energy with a Plant-Based Lifestyle" and (being released late in 2021) "Simply Plant Based:  Fabulous Food for a Healthy Life".  While medications and surgical procedures can be necessary and lifesaving, she firmly believes that nutrition and lifestyle play a crucial role in the prevention and management of most common diseases.  She maintains that it is important to treat all aspects of a patient's health, including diet, exercise, sleep habits and stress management.