ASPEN's Physician Community

In 2017, the ASPEN Board of Directors created the Physician Engagement Committee, which was charged with growing the ASPEN physician community, both nationally and internationally.


  • Create a home for physicians within ASPEN.
  • Increase physician awareness of ASPEN activities/resources of value to physicians.
  • Expand involvement and interaction with the international physician community.
  • Develop an annual cutting-edge symposium at the Medical Practice Section forum.
  • Develop an annual pre-conference course for local, national and international physicians.
  • Promote collaborative writing of manuscripts among physicians in ASPEN on nutrition topics.
  • Engage physician organizations across medical/surgical specialties for collaboration on nutrition issues.
  • Build awareness of our nutrition community through a registry of names and a series of physician spotlight interviews.

Committee Co-chairs: Steve McClave, MD, FASPEN and Todd Rice, MD

For more information on the ASPEN Physician Community contact Pat Anthony at [email protected] or 301.920.9140. 

Award Winners

The ASPEN Physician community would like to recognize the following physician award winners. Congratulations! 

Physician Registry

Determine the feasibility and interest in a physician registry on the ASPEN website. The registry would allow members to find qualified physicians for speaking engagements, publications, researchcollaborations, etc. Please add your profile to the registry at: 
Co-chairs: John DiBaise, Martin Rosenthal

Key Publications

Coming soon! Provide a monthly summary of key publications on the Physician section of the ASPEN website.
Co-chairs: Clark Files and Sadeq Quaraishi  

Physician Spotlights

Interviews of Senior Leaders, Young Rising Stars and International Colleagues in nutrition will be posted monthly on the website.
Co-chairs: Dave Evans, Matt Bechtold

Manuscript Writing Mentorship

Encourage and coordinate physician authorship on nutrition related topics in ASPEN journals (NCP & JPEN) and other nutrition related journals.
Co-chairs: Manpreet Mundi and Jill Cherry

Medical Practice Section

The Medical Practice Section met on Sunday, March 24, 2019 during ASPEN19. See photos from the event.