Nutrition Staff at NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Louisa Rasmussen

Louisa Rasmussen, RD, CDN, CNSC, Supervisor

Supervisor

Louisa Rasmussen has been a Registered Dietitian for almost 4 years. She earned her bachelor's degree from Clemson University in South Carolina, with a major in Food Science, a concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics, and 2 minors in biology and chemistry. After graduating, she completed her Dietetic Internship at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ. Louisa is a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician and enjoys the intricacies of enteral and parenteral nutrition. Prior to working at NYP, she worked at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and Holy Name Medical Center, both in NJ. Louisa looks forward to learning from her peers and growing her career at NYP.

Alycea Harrison

Alycea Harrison, RD, CDN

Senior Clinical Nutritionist - Transplant

Alycea Harrison works as a registered dietitian and certified dietitian nutrition who graduated with a BS in Dietetics from James Madison University and complete the Rutgers DI program in 2012. She is currently working on her masters in clinical nutrition. She is currently the primary Dietitian for several adult transplant programs. These programs include the Intestinal, Multivisceral Transplant and Ex Vivo Program, Living Liver Donor Program and the Heart Transplant program.

 
Jeong Ho

Jeong Ho, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC

Senior Clinical Nutritionist

Jeong Ho is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician. She received a BS in Nutrition from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea and completed a combined Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition and AP4 field experience program at New York University, Beth Israel Medical Center, and Manhattan VA Medical Center. She joined Columbia Medical Center in 1993 and has provided nutritional care for various patient populations including medicine, cardiac, oncology, ICU, transplant (inpatient & outpatient), and rehab unit. Her professional interest is nutrition support for critical illness, renal disease, and Indirect Calorimetry. She is currently covering CCU , Interventional Cardiology Unit, & Indirect Calorimetry Consult.

 
Joyce Porter

Joyce Porter, RD, CNSC

Senior Clinical Nutritionist

Joyce Porter is a registered dietitian who graduated from Rutgers University. She completed her dietetic internship at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown in 2012. She is a certified nutrition support clinician and is currently working as staff relief in medicine.

 
Catherine Zymaris

Catherine Zymaris, MS, RD

Senior Clinical Nutritionist

Catherine Zymaris currently works as Senior Nutritionist at NYP/Columbia with previous positions as a Clinical Dietitian at NYP/Weill Cornell and NYP/Lower Manhattan campuses. She received her Master's of Science in Nutritional Science from Syracuse University and attended the Rutgers University SHRP Dietetic Internship Program. In her spare time, she likes to hike and write for food blogs.

Jessica Gold

Jessica Gold

Clinical Nutritionist

 
Eliza Hamburger

Eliza M. Hamburger, RD, CDN

Clinical Nutrition

Eliza Hamburger is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist in the state of New York. She graduated from University of Vermont with a Bachelors of Science in Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Science. She then completed her dietetic internship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospitals and is now covering the behavioral health and infectious disease units.

 
Anita King

Anita King, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC

Clinical Nutritionist

Anita King received her BS from University of Rhode Island with a major in Food and Nutritional Science. She completed her dietetic internship at Harper-Grace Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Anita started working as a Registered Dietitian at NYP in 1979 and completed her MS in Nutrition Education in 1984 at Teachers College, Columbia University. Anita is a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician and currently works in Cardiac Thoracic ICU, LVAD and Vascular services.

 
Brenda Klein

Brenda Klein, RD, CDN, CDE

Clinical Nutritionist

Brenda Klein has provided nutrition care to several patient populations over the course of 25 years with the Nutrition Department at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital but most recently has covered the Transplant program. She received my BS in Nutritional Biochemistry from Cornell University, and then completed her Dietetic Internship program at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. Brenda enjoys providing patient education which has been enhanced by becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator.

 

Tracy Lesht

Clinical Nutritionist

Tracy Lesht is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist in New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Colorado in a combined Spanish/Business program. She received her Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition at New York University. She completed her dietetic internship through New York University at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. At NYP/Columbia she primarily covers a Cardiac Unit and Cardiac ICU.

 
Megan Messina

Megan Messina, RD, CDN

Clinical Nutritionist

Megan Messina has been a Registered Dietitian for almost three years. She earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Florida in Gainesville, with a major in Food Science, and a concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics. After graduating, she completed her Dietetic Internship at Montana State University with an emphasis in sustainability in regards to food and healthcare systems. Megan has been with NYP for a little over a year now and is currently the dietitian in the medical intensive care unit. Interests of hers include nutrition in the ICU and ‘Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocols’.

 
Elizabeth Miracle

Elizabeth Miracle, RD, CSO, CDN, CNSC

 

Elizabeth Miracle graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelors of Science in Dietetics and completed her dietetic internship through ARAMARK Healthcare. She is a certified nutrition support clinician (CNSC), certified as a specialist in oncology nutrition (CSO) and is currently working toward her Master’s degree in Human Nutrition. Elizabeth specializes in the care of surgical oncology patients and surgical nutrition support.

 

Jessamyn Nucum

Clinical Nutritionist

 
Nicole Obrien

Nicole O'Brien

Clinical Dietitian

Nicole O’Brien received her BS in Nutrition and Food Science with a Dietetics concentration from Montclair State University in 2010. After graduation, she began working in seafood sales and oversaw packaging and labeling for food service and retail products. She then went on to complete a combined Master of Science and Dietetic Internship Program at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ. At NYP/Columbia, Nicole is currently covering the behavioral health and medicine units.

 

Katherine Rabe

Clinical Nutritionist

Katie Rabe received her Bachelors of Science in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson and Wales University and her Masters of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from Teachers College, Columbia University. She then completed her dietetic internship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. She is now covering the medical oncology unit and emergency department.

 

Margarita Radoulova, MS, RD, CDN

Clinical Nutritionist

Margarita Radoulova

 
Kimberly Stein

Kimberly Stein

Clinical Nutritionist

 
Denise Sievering

Denise Sievering

Clinical Nutritionist

Denise Sievering graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutritional Sciences from Rutgers University in 2016, where she also earned a minor in Biological Sciences. She then completed the Dietetic Internship program at New York Presbyterian Hospital, followed by a placement in the Medicine/Surgery Nutrition Fellowship at NYP. She joined the NYP-Columbia team as a Clinical Nutritionist in May 2018, as a staff relief dietitian primarily covering oncology units. Prior to pursuing a career in dietetics, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2005 and a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2008. She practiced as a Mental Health Counselor in New York and New Jersey, specializing in substance abuse, suicide risk assessment and prevention.

 
Kimberly Stein, MS, RD, CDN

Kimberly Stein, MS, RD, CDN

Clinical Nutritionist- Transplant

Kimberly Stein is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Dietitian Nutritionist in New York. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from La Salle University, where she completed a coordinated dietetic internship program. She also has a Master of Science degree in clinical nutrition from New York University. Prior to joining NYP, she worked at Westchester Medical Center covering the burn ICU and liver/kidney transplant units. In her current position, she covers the heart transplant service and the living kidney/liver donor program.

 
Monika Valcarcel

Monika Valcarcel, RD, CDN

Clinical Nutritionist

Monika Valcarcel received Masters Degree in Food Technology from Academy of Life Sciences in Poland and completed DPD Program at Hunter College. After graduating, she completed Dietetic Internship and Adult Nutrition Support Nutrition Fellowship at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital. Currently she is working on Master's Degree in Nutrition at Brooklyn College and is a neurology and rehab dietitian at NYP/CU.

 
Lindsay Wengler

Lindsay Wengler

 

Lindsay Wengler is a registered dietitian and certified dietitian-nutritionist. She received her BA in liberal arts from Evergreen State College where she focused her studies on business management and most recently graduated with a BS in dietetics from San Francisco State University. Lindsay completed her dietetic internship and fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and now primarily covers oncology units.