Carol Rees Parrish MS, RDN

Carol Rees Parrish is a GI Nutrition Support Specialist with 42 years of clinical experience; 32 were spent specializing in nutrition support and complex GI disorders at UVA Health in Charlottesville, VA. She founded the Medicine Nutrition Support Service in 1991, the home nutrition support program in 1995, along with developing the GI Nutrition Clinic. To share her experiences and the teachings of her many mentors, she co-founded the UVA Nutrition Support Traineeship, Weekend Warrior, and Webinar educational programs. She was the nutrition series editor for the popular Practical Gastroenterology Journal’s Nutrition Series from 2003-2022, having publishing 228 articles in the series. She has also written many articles, abstracts, and chapters, and given well over 300 presentations at local, state, regional, national, and international conferences. Carol’s passion for GI and nutrition support includes the care of those with short bowel syndrome and other malabsorptive disorders, high output ileostomies, enteral and parenteral feeding, hydration in the enterally-fed patient, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, pancreatitis, gastroparesis, refeeding syndrome, and many other complex GI disorders. She was awarded the 2006 ASPEN Distinguished Nutrition Support Dietitian Advanced Clinical Practice Award, the 2012 Dietitians in Nutrition Support Distinguished Practice Award, and the 2021 ASPEN Excellence in Nutrition Support Education Award.


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Carol Rees Parrish MS, RDN

GI Nutrition Support Specialist

Self-employed now

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