Mary-Ellen - RD, CDN

Private practice focusing on dietary needs of the critically ill, eating disorders, weight loss and general nutritional counseling for otherwise healthy people who are interested in proper nutrition.

 

Work Experience:

 

New York Presbyterian – Columbia Presbyterian Campus, 1995 to present

 

    • Clinical Nutritionist:  Oncology – Oct. 1995 to Feb. 1998

 

    • Clinical Nutritionist:  Hemodialysis, Renal and Liver Transplant, Hypertension/Nephrology Clinic, Renal Transplant Clinic, and Liver Transplant Clinic – Feb. 1998 to present

 

 

 Additional Experience:       

 

Cardiac Disease and Transplant, Critical Care, Surgery, Medicine, Enteral Nutrition, Pediatrics, Neurology, Rehabilitation, AIDS, Diabetes, Weight Reduction, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Lung Transplant, Peritoneal Dialysis, Pregnancy/Lactation, Vegetarianism and Various Cultural Dietary Practices.

 

Teaching Experience:       

 

    • Adjunct Instructor – Marymount College, Food & Nutrition    1997 and 1998

 

    • Guest Lecturer – Columbia University, Teacher’s College, Nutrition and Oncology

 

    • Preceptor Dietitic Interns  New York Presbyterian  Columbia University    1995 – present

 

    • Nutrition and Oncology Current Trends   1995 – 1998

 

    • Renal Diet – To Eat or Not To Eat?    1998 – present

 

    • Nutrition and the Liver Pre- and Post-Transplant   1998 – present

 

    • Nutrition and the Kidney Pre- and Post-Transplant   1998 – present

 

    • Components of the Renal Diet    1998 – present

 

 

Education:       

 

    • B.S. Food & Nutrition 1994, Summa Cum Laude, Marymount College

 

    • Currently pursuing an M.P.H. at Hunter College – Public Health Nutrition – 33 credits received

 

    • Dietitic Internship  The New York Hospital  Cornell Medical Center – 1994 to 1995

 

 

Awards and Honors:

 

    • Elisa Carillo Scholarships 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994

 

    • Departmental Medal of Honor (Valedictorian 1994)

 

    • Who’s Who in American Colleges & Universities

 

    • Columbia Presbyterian Dietitian of the Year 1999

 

 

Activities:

 

    • Development of Patient Education Materials

 

    • Coordination of Dietitic Intern Orientation

 

    • Contributing to Renal/Diabetic Carbohydrate Counting Menus

 

    • Nutrition In-Services to R.D. Staff

 

    • Journal Club

 

    • National Nutrition Month

 

 

Professional Affiliations:    

  • American Dietitic Association
  • New York State Dietitic Association
  • National Kidney Foundation Council on Renal Nutrition