Registered dietitians are experts in food and nutrition who motivate, counsel, and advise patients on what, when, and how much to eat and drink, to achieve specific health-related goals and to lead a healthy lifestyle. Utilizing a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach, dietitians in the Center for Advanced Digestive Care (CADC) at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center work closely and communicate regularly with other practitioners to identify the nutritional needs of each patient throughout his or her care.
Since many digestive diseases and disorders occur before or during adolescence, our dietitians focus on correcting nutritional deficiencies early to support normal growth and development. Each pediatric patient undergoes a thorough nutritional assessment. Our nutrition team helps guide all patients toward a sound diet and appropriate nutritional therapies to prevent and treat digestive disorders and to support recovery and healing after surgery.
Medical nutrition therapy is provided through both one-on-one visits and group counseling sessions to help address nutritional issues associated with acute and chronic digestive diseases and disorders, the side effects of cancer treatment, and weight management, wound healing, digestive challenges, and anatomical changes associated with surgery. Our registered dietitians often speak at patient education events and support groups.
Alissa Lupu RD, CDN, CNSC, is a registered dietitian specifically devoted to adult medical nutrition therapy for the CADC. Her expertise in digestive diseases and liver transplantation is supported by the fact that she is a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC). After graduating from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences, she attained her registered dietitian license through the NewYork-Presbyterian Dietetic Internship Program.
Alexandra Weinstein, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian dedicated to the Center for Advanced Digestive Care. Alex graduated from New York University and went on to complete her dietetic internship at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Prior to joining NYP, Alex provided medical nutrition therapy for liver and kidney transplant, gastrointestinal disorders, hepatobiliary medicine and general surgery patients at NYU Medical Center. Alex's expertise is focused around digestive disorders.
Georgia Savva, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian with the Center for Advanced Digestive Care, dedicated to pediatric GI patients. Georgia received her Bachelor of Science in psychology at George Washington University before combining her passion for people and interest in food to earn a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at New York University. After completing the NewYork-Presbyterian Dietetic Internship and Fellowship in Pediatric Nutrition at NYP's Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, she stayed on there, building clinical expertise for multiple years before joining the Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health at NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Nutrition consultations are provided free of charge to patients of Center for Advanced Digestive Care physicians. Please contact 212-746-4014 to schedule a consultation.