Dr. Luke Vano

Dr. Luke Vano

Psychiatry Trainee

Luke is a second year psychiatry trainee who practices in South East London. He graduated from the University of Southampton in 2015 and went to West Yorkshire to complete his foundation training.

He is 2nd year lead for the Psychiatry Early Experience Programme (PEEP) at Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ Medical School. With researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, he is currently investigating the mechanisms of action of different antipsychotics, medications that are used to help treat patients who suffer with schizophrenia.

Having suffered his whole life with obesity, Luke turned to a vegan diet in January 2017. Following a rapid (and finally sustained) weight loss, he noticed dramatic improvements in his sleep quality, concentration levels, amount of energy and general well-being. Since then he has advocated a whole food plant-based diet and has completed the eCornell Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition to ensure that he is able to give the best information to his patients.

Outside of work Luke likes reading and jogging. As an events organiser he was one of the central committee members of the international film festival Medfest 2018. He also is the co-Social Secretary for The Maudsley Training Programme, the largest training programme of Psychiatrists in Europe.


Panel: Barriers to adopting a whole food plant-based diet and how to overcome them

This is your opportunity to come and ask those burning questions about plant-based diets to a multi-professional panel of doctors, dietitians and ‘patients’ who have successfully transitioned to a whole food plant-based diet. We will discuss personal and societal barriers to adopting this diet pattern and how to overcome them.

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