Ankush K. Bansal, MD, FACP, FACPM, SFHM is a hospitalist physician in West Palm Beach, FL board certified in Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Preventive Medicine and a Senior Fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Bansal earned his MD from Creighton University in 2004 and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine in 2007 from Christiana Care Health System in Delaware. He is Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Florida International University in Miami, FL. He is the Vice President of the Florida Chapter of PSR and has served on the Florida board since 2019. He also co-founded Florida Clinicians for Climate Action, the state chapter of the Medical Society Consortium for Climate and Health, in 2017. Dr. Bansal serves as Chair of the Workgroup on Environment for the World Medical Association (WMA) and has served as the WMA Delegation Co-Chair to both COP 27 and COP 28. Additionally, Dr. Bansal was elected in 2023 the American Medical Association Council on Science & Public Health. Dr. Bansal is Vice Chair of the Advocacy Committee of the American College of Physicians where he co-revised the College’s national policy statements on Climate Change & Health and on Lifestyle Medicine. Previously, Dr. Bansal served on the Political Action Committee Boards for both the Florida Medical Association and the American College of Physicians. He is the Immediate Past President of Disaster Accountability Project, a global disaster relief and preparedness watchdog NGO based in Washington, DC. Dr. Bansal is serving a 4-year term finishing in 2026 as Governor of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Bansal has been active at multiple levels, including in the press, on the intersection of climate change and health and on sustainable, plant-based diets for both human and planetary health.