Dr. Sandra Musial
Dr. Sandra Musial is a physician specializing in Food as Medicine who believes that the foundation of a healthy life starts with whole food plant-based (WFPB) nutrition. She earned a BS degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of New Hampshire and an MD degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She worked in a private pediatric practice for 13 years and taught pediatric residents and medical students at Hasbro Children’s Hospital for 11 years. She is a Culinary Coach from Harvard’s CHEF Coaching program, has a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from eCornell, and a Health Coaching certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®. Sandy is board certified in Pediatrics and Obesity Medicine and started an obesity clinic and the first vegetable garden at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Though she has witnessed the healing power of conventional medicine, she has also seen its limitations, especially with regard to disease prevention through healthy nutrition. Three years ago, Sandy made the transition to Food as Medicine and started Plant Docs as an avenue for people to learn about the power of plant-based nutrition to preserve health and improve and even reverse many chronic diseases. Sandy enjoys gardening, yoga, weaving, and sweater alchemy.