ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation President

WinklerMarion F. Winkler, PhD, RD, LDN, CNSC

Surgical Nutrition Specialist
Department of Surgery and Nutritional Support Service
Rhode Island Hospital

Associate Professor of Surgery
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, RI

Dr. Winkler received a BS in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio, MS in Allied Health and Clinical Dietetic Research from the University of Connecticut, and PhD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University). She is a Past President of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and former chair of the Dietitians in Nutrition Support dietetic practice group. She is Co-Chair of the Sustain Scientific Research Council (ASPEN's National Patient Registry for Nutrition Care) and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Oley Foundation. She serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN) and Topics in Clinical Nutrition. She speaks nationally and internationally on topics including malnutrition, short bowel syndrome, and enteral and parenteral nutrition. Her current research focuses on the quality of life of home parenteral nutrition dependent patients. She is a member of a multidisciplinary nutrition support service and cares for patients in critical care, acute care, and home care. She devotes a substantial amount of time to teaching critical care and GI fellows, surgical residents, medical students, graduate nutrition majors, and dietetic interns. She is married to Larry, and has two daughters. She is a passionate college basketball fan.