Michelle McMacken, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine. An honors graduate of Yale University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, she has more than ten years’ experience practicing primary care, directing a weight management clinic, and teaching doctors-in-training at Bellevue Hospital Center, New York City’s largest safety-net hospital. She has received the “Faculty Teacher of the Year” award three times from NYU’s internal medicine residency program.Dr. McMacken is an enthusiastic supporter of plant-based nutrition and is committed to educating patients and doctors about the power of healthy eating and lifestyle modification. In 2014 she received a grant to develop an evidence-based nutrition curriculum for her NYU faculty colleagues, and she leads nutrition education for the internal medicine residency program. She has been featured on the Rich Roll Podcast, ForksOverKnives.com, Sirius Doctor Radio, and MindBodyGreen.com, among others. She has a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University.