ASPEN Physician Community

Welcome! This section of the website is created by the Physician Engagement Committee to highlight activities and resources of value to physicians. Please bookmark this page and return often for new content.

Updated May 10, 2024. This page is updated monthly.


Mundi, M, Mechanick, J, Elfadil, O et al. Optimizing the nutrition support care model: Analysis of survey data. JPEN 2022:1-16.

Patel, JJ, Mundi, MS, Taylor B, McClave SA, Mechanick JI. Casting Light on the Necessary, Expansive, and Evolving Role of the Critical Care Dietitian: An Essential Member of the Critical Care Team. Critical Care Medicine, 2022.  


Interviews of Senior Leaders, Young Rising Stars and International Colleagues in nutrition will be posted monthly. If you are a physician who works in clinical nutrition and would like to be considered for an interview please contact: Kelly Kinnare at [email protected].


Professor of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery; Medical Director, Hospital Nutrition Services, Oregon Health & Science University

Listen to the interview on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Soundcloud.


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Key Publication Review
Key publications are brief reviews of high impact/important nutrition studies. If you are interested in expanding your engagement in ASPEN, or have a trainee interested in growing their skills in nutrition, please contact Sara Bonnes. For more information see the review guidelines.    

This month's publication: Gut Microbiome Analysis for Personalized Nutrition: The State of Science. Molecular Nutrition & Food ResearchArticle Reviewer: Maged Ossama Aly, PhD, MPH, IOC Dip, MD.
Read the review.

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Key Publication in
The Physician Engagement Committee in partnership with Nutrition in Clinical Practice will publish, every 2 months, thought-provoking and educational nutrition articles spearheaded by physician nutrition specialists. The publication may be a pivotal paper, systematic/narrative review, clinical controversy or clinical dilemma. Proposed article topics will be vetted prior to manuscript preparation. If interested, please contact Berkeley Limketkai.

Recent publications:

  • February 2022. For you were hungry and I gave you food: The prevalence and treatment of malnutrition in patients with acute hip fracture. Chet Morrison, MD; Maya Morrison, MS, RD.
  • April 2022. Beyond lipids: Novel mechanisms for parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease. Ajay Jain, MD, et al.
  • October 2022. Update on the management of vitamins and minerals in cystic fibrosis. Senthilkumar Sankararaman, MD; Sara J Hendrix, MS, RD Terri Schindler, MS, RD.
  • December 2022. The consequences of a weight-centric approach to healthcare: A case for a paradigm shift in how clinicians address body weigh. Kasuen Mauldin, PhD, RD; Michelle May, MD; Dawn Clifford, PhD, RD.
  • April 2023. Peptide-based formula: Clinical applications and benefits. Osman Mohamed Elfadil, MBBS; Raj N. Shah, MBBS; Ryan T. Hurt MD, PhD; Manpreet S. Mundi MD
  • June 2023. A phenotypic approach to obesity treatment. Inuk Zandvakili MD, PhD; Marya Pulaski MD; Octavia Pickett-Blakely MD, MHS


The Medical Practice Section (MPS) is sponsored by the Physician Engagement Committee (PEC) and committed to improving education and member involvement, with a particular emphasis on increasing physician awareness, visibility and networking in clinical nutrition. The section sponsors a symposium every year at the ASPEN annual meeting and works year-round to provide physicians and other medical professionals opportunities to engage in nutrition mentorship, research, and clinical practice. The MPS is led by a chair and chair elect, who are active members within the PEC. Membership is open to all disciplines, and cross-collaboration among providers is encouraged.

To learn more about opportunities with MPS, including sponsorship of educational and curricular events and member outreach programming, please contact the current chair, Sara Bonnes.

For more information on the ASPEN Physician Community, contact Kelly Kinnare at [email protected] or 301.920.9140.