Akash Goel

Akash Goel, MD

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Gastroenterology, Digestive Health, Nutrition


Harvard College, University of Michigan Medical School


As a physician and health advocate, I'm a firm believer in food as medicine. I believe that food is the number one driver of not only human health but also planetary health. I'm very passionate about bringing the best available research and science to bear to influence public health globally.

— Akash Goel, MD


Akash Goel, MD, is a former Medical Review Board member with Verywell. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Goel practices General Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine with a focus on nutrition and integrative health.

He is frequently published in both peer-reviewed journals and press, and his writing and work have appeared on networks and publications such as CNN, New York Times, Time Magazine, Financial Times, and BBC.

He was named a New Leader by the Carnegie Council and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. He is a fellow of the Nantucket Project and an Asia 21 Fellow of the Asia Society. In 2015, Akash was awarded a Cannes Lion and recognized by the United Nations for his work in human rights advocacy.


Dr. Goel is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia University NewYork Presbyterian Hospital and a fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Jackson Health System/University of Miami.

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