Supporting Physicians

Vegetarians of Washington has a strong connection with many physicians, who support the idea that a plant-based diet should be offered as treatment or for prevention of many diseases.

The following list of doctors have either participated as speakers at Vegfest in the past 15 years, or have expressed support for the Prescribe Vegetarian Campaign:


Dr Matthew Augustine, MD, Internal Medicine, VA, Seattle WA

Dr Brandon Auerbach, MD, Internal Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Dr Rahul Desai, MD, Urology, The Polyclinic, Seattle, WA

Dr Mickey Eisenberg, MD, Emergency Medicine, Professor, UW School of Medicine, WA

Dr Simon Elloway, MD, Family Medicine, Chehalis, WA

Dr Ben Fasbinder, DO, Family Medicine, Tukwila, WA

Dr Lynn Fioretti DO, Family Medicine, Okubo Family Practice Clinic -Fort Lewis (Madigan) Fort Lewis, WA

Dr Jonathan W. Fish, MD, Family Medicine, Sedro Woolley, WA

Dr Ray Foster, MD, General Surgeon, WA

Dr Helmuth Fritz, MD, Internal Medicine.  Assistant Professor at Loma Linda University

Dr Sarah Halter, MD, Family Medicine, UW Neighborhood Factoria Clinic, Bellevue, WA

Dr Marcie Hamrick, MD, Family Medicine, Qliance, Seattle, WA

Dr Gwen Hanson, MD, Family Medicine, Bellevue, WA

Dr Keith Hanson, MD, Preventative Medicine, Brewster Medical Clinic, WA

Dr Chan Hwang, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and in Electrodiagnosis, Pacific Rehabilitation Centers, Puyallup, WA

Dr Arun Kalyanasundaram MD, MPH, Cardiology, Swedish Specialty Care, Renton, WA

Dr Sioban Keel, MD, Hematology, Assistant Professor, UW School of Medicine, WA

Dr Chris Kozura, ND, Seattle Natural Family and Sports Medicine, Seattle, WA

Dr Uma Krishnan, MD, Cardiologist, Cardiac Study Center – Tacoma, WA

Dr Henry Kuharic, MD, (Retired) Seattle, WA

Dr George Lee, MD, Family Medicine, Overlake Medical Center, Bellevue, WA

Dr Kala Madugula, MD, Psychiatry, Seattle, WA

Dr Uma Malhotra, MD, Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Dr Joseph Marquez, MD, Urology, Polyclinic, Seattle, WA

Dr Ali Mazloom, MD, Radiation Oncology, Tacoma Valley Radiation Oncology, Puyallup, WA

Dr F. Patricia McEachrane-Gross, MD, MPH, Family Medicine and Preventative medicine, Ocala, FL

Dr Jacob Nettleton, MD, Family Medicine residency, University of Washington, WA

Dr Aisha Nnoli, MD, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Tacoma General Hospital

Dr Michael Orlich, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, School of Preventative Medicine, Loma Linda University

Dr Esther Park Hwang, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology, MultiCare OB/GYN Associates, Tacoma, WA

Dr Ann Pittier, MD, Radiation Oncologist, Tacoma Valley Radiation Oncology Center, WA

Dr Mythili Ramachandran, MD, Internist, Bonney Lake Medical Center, WA

Dr Tim Riesenberger, MD, MPH, Emergency Medicine, Federal Way, WA

Dr Andrea Rose, MD, Medical Oncology, Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup, WA

Dr Ron Swensen, MD, Gynecological Oncologist, Valley Medical Center, Renton, WA

Dr Spoorthi Velagapalli MD, Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason, Bellevue, WA

Dr Melissa Weakland, MD, Family Practice, Ballard Neighborhood Doctors, Seattle, WA

Dr Deborah Winters, MD, Radiologist

Dr Rachael Wyman, MD, Cardiologist, Evergreen Health, Kirkland, WA

Dr Cheryl Yokoyama, MD, Cosmetic Surgery, University Place, WA