Allan E. Kornberg

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Allan E. Kornberg, M.D. "is the Executive Director of Farm Sanctuary. A lifelong animal advocate and vegetarian of more than 20 years, Dr. Kornberg formerly served as the U.S. Executive Director of the World Society for the Protection of Animals, a major international organization based in the U.K., and has worked with numerous other advocacy groups, including the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, to end the abuses of animals in factory farms and laboratories. In addition to his commitment to animal protection, Dr. Kornberg has also had a long and distinguished career in medicine as a pediatrician with more than 25 years of clinical and executive leadership experience.

"Dr. Kornberg has practiced both primary care pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine, and recently served as Senior Vice President for the National Initiative for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ). His prior professional background includes being CEO of Network Health (a Medicaid health plan serving the poor in Massachusetts), Medical Director of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (also in Massachusetts), Executive Director and Medical Director for the physician-hospital organization at Scottish Rite Children's Medical Center in Atlanta, and Chief of Emergency Medicine at Buffalo Children's Hospital in New York. His educational credentials include an undergraduate degree from MIT, a medical degree from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and an M.B.A. from the University of Rochester. " [1]

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  1. Leadership, Farm Sanctuary, accessed January 11, 2010.