ASPEN Welcomes 2018-2019 President, Nilesh Mehta, MD

Nilesh MehtaSILVER SPRING, MARYLAND, U.S.A:   ASPEN, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, is honored to welcome its 42nd President, Nilesh Mehta, MD, for its 2018-2019 term.

Dr. Mehta is currently Director, Critical Care Nutrition, Associate Medical Director, and Director of Quality and Outcomes in the Medical Surgical ICU, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is Associate Professor in Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mehta’s clinical and research focus is on metabolic and nutritional management of critically ill children and its impact on recovery. He has led large international studies, and clinical and translational research in the field of Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition. Dr. Mehta has over 100 publications, and is the co-editor of the only textbook in this field. In 2015, Dr. Mehta received the ASPEN Stanley J. Dudrick Research Scholar Award which honors m id-career investigators who have demonstrated exceptional research productivity and the potential to continue to contribute to the field of nutrition therapy.

As an active member for 10 years, Dr. Mehta’s contribution to ASPEN includes serving as Chair of the Pediatric Malnutrition Definition Working Group, Chair of the Corporate Scientific Advisory Council, Co-Chair of the Research Workshop, Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and ASPEN, Director on the ASPEN Board of Directors, Board Liaison to the Pediatric Intestinal Failure Section and Pediatric Section, and Chair of the SCCM/  ASPEN Working Group for Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition Guidelines.

“Dr. Mehta’s passion and commitment to patients, and extensive experience in clinical nutrition and metabolism, makes him the perfect leader who will help ASPEN advance its mission,” said ASPEN Interim CEO, Colleen Harper. “We are so lucky to have him in this transformational period.”

“I am proud to be part of the ASPEN community,” said Mehta. “Since 1976, this organization has fostered interdisciplinary teams united in a common cause to promote safe and efficacious nutrition therapies for all patients. I look forward to helping ASPEN shape its strategic vision and priorities for 2018-2019, and to advance the science and practice of clinical nutrition and metabolism,” said Mehta.

For more information on the ASPEN Board of Directors, please visit the ASPEN website .

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The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) is dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of nutrition support therapy and metabolism. Founded in 1976, ASPEN is an interdisciplinary organization whose members are involved in the provision of clinical nutrition therapies, including parenteral and enteral nutrition. With more than 6,500 members from around the world, ASPEN is a community of dietitians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physicians, scientists, students and other health professionals from every facet of nutrition support clinical practice, research and education. For more information about ASPEN, please visit www.nutritioncare.org .