Nutrition Staff at NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center

Stephanie Shea

Stephanie Shea MS, RD, CDN, CNSC

Manager, Clinical Nutrition

Stephanie Shea received her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Rutgers University and then went on to complete her Dietetic Internship through the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2006. She recently received a Master’s of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Health Informatics.

Jenefer Cervantes

Jenefer Cervantes, RD, CDN, CNSC

Supervisor, Clinical Nutrition

Jenna has been practicing as a Registered Dietitian since 2004. She started her career near her hometown in sunny southern California after receiving her B.S. in Nutrition & Food Science and completing her Dietetic Internship the San Diego VA Healthcare System. During her career, she specialized in enteral and parenteral nutrition support for critically ill patient populations and obtained her specialty certification as a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC). After moving to NYC in 2008, Jenna expanded her leadership role here at NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center through involvement with hospital wide initiatives, operational improvements, and as a mentor for the Clinical Nutrition team. She now serves as the Supervisor of Clinical Nutrition.

Ryan Burslem

Ryan Burslem, RD, CDN, CNSC

Senior Dietitian

Ryan graduated from the University of Rochester with degrees in Economics and Mathematics before returning to Rutgers University to complete a DPD program in Dietetics. From there, he completed his dietetic internship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and afterwards completed a fellowship in Adult Nutrition Support at Columbia University Medical Center. Ryan is Board Certified as a Nutrition Support Clinician.

Molly Cleary

Molly Cleary, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

Senior Dietitian

Molly did her undergraduate work in the Midwest at Indiana University before moving to the east coast to complete her Dietetic Internship. She completed the internship at Mass General Hospital in Boston, where she worked as a clinical dietitian until moving to NYC in spring 2016. Molly has her Master’s from Framingham State University in Massachusetts. She currently works in kidney/pancreas transplant at Weill-Cornell where she sees patients both in and outpatient. In her spare time, Molly loves cooking, fitness, and exploring all that NYC has to offer.

Caitlin Coughlin

Caitlin Coughlin, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC, CDE

Senior Dietition

Caitlin completed her B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics at The Florida State University, and her Dietetic Internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. Upon completion of her internship, she moved to Miami, where she began her career as a Clinical Dietitian and spent three years working on a Nutrition Support Team. During this time, she obtained her Master’s degree in Nutrition, and graduated at the top of her class from Florida International University. Caitlin is both a certified nutrition support clinician and a certified diabetes educator. She moved to New York City and joined the NYP team as a Senior Staff Relief Dietitian, with her focus in Pediatric nutrition.

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Sarah Fink RD, CDN, CNSC

Senior Dietitian

Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at New York University. Following graduation, she completed her dietetic internship and nutrition fellowship in Adult Nutrition Support at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Sarah covers the Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she specializes in providing parenteral and enteral nutrition support to critically ill patients. One of Sarah’s favorite aspects of her role is her ability to share and gain knowledge daily by collaborating with other dietitians, medical/surgical teams and dietetic interns/nutrition fellows. When not at work, Sarah loves to exercise, stroll the streets of NYC (a pastime even as a native Manhattan-ite!) and spend time with her family and friends.

Jenna Rosenfeld

Jenna Rosenfeld, MS RD CDN CNSC

Senior Dietitian

Jenna is a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s degree in Nutrition Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she also completed her internship in 2013. Her passion for cooking and nutrition led her towards a career change after receiving her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician who primarily covers the Burn ICU.

Paige Whorley

Paige Whorley, RD, CDN, CNSC

Senior Dietitian

Paige obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Iowa State University (ISU) in 2010. After completing her Dietetic Internship in 2011 from ISU with a focus on medical nutrition therapy, she began her career as an inpatient clinical dietitian in San Diego and spent four years covering areas of medical, surgical, and critical care before moving to NYC. She joined the NYP team as a Senior Dietitian and serves as the liver transplant dietitian for the Weill Cornell Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation covering both inpatient and outpatient. When not working, she enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, and music.

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Kristina Alex, RD, CDN

Clinical Dietitian

Kristina graduated from Simmons University (formerly Simmons College) in Boston, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She went on to complete her dietetic internship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and was thrilled to join the Weill Cornell team as a staff relief dietitian where she cares for a wide variety of patient populations.

Alexa Bickhart

Alexa Bickhart RD, CDN

Clinical Dietitian

Alexa earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Syracuse University (go Orange!). After graduating from college, Alexa completed her dietetic internship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and was then selected to complete a fellowship specializing in Endocrinology at NYP/Weill Cornell. Alexa ended her fellowship early to accept a position as a Clinical Dietitian covering the Oncology Service. She currently works as a Staff Relief dietitian and covers different units throughout the hospital. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, exercising, and staying up-to-date on her favorite TV shows.

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Ewelina Borkowska-Coghlan, MS, RD, CDN

Clinical Dietitian

Ewelina completed her Bachelors-Masters combined program at CUNY-Hunter College in New York, NY and her Dietetic Internship at University of Saint Joseph, Hartford, CT. Ewelina joined New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell in early 2019 where she specializes in Renal Nutrition in both the in- and outpatient setting. When not working, she enjoys taking care of her organic garden, preparing wholesome meals (including pierogi from her native Poland), trying different cuisines and restaurants and socializing with friends.

Alison Bressler

Alison Bressler, RD, CDN

Clinical Dietitian

Alison is a Registered Dietitian who takes an individualized, holistic approach to each patient she sees and loves working as part of multiple interdisciplinary medical and surgical teams throughout Weill Cornell medical center. She enjoys precepting dietetic interns in their clinical Gastrointestinal Disease rotation. After earning her B.A. in Organizational Studies at the University of Michigan (GO BLUE!), she spent 3 years working in media client services and business development before making the leap to go back to school to pursue her passion; the role of nutrition in preventing and healing chronic disease. Alison completed her dietetic internship at NewYork-Presbyterian and is currently finishing NYU’s Masters of Clinical Nutrition program. When not working, Alison is usually playing with her dog or young nieces.

Candace Carrera

Candace Carrera, RD, CDN, CNSC

Clinical Dietitian

Candace received her Bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin. She is board certified as a Nutrition Support Clinician and loves working in the ICU setting. Her career started as a Clinical Dietitian in San Antonio for 3 years before moving to New York. She provides nutrition support services for the Cardiac ICU, Cardiothoracic ICU and Esophagectomy service lines. In her free time, she enjoys park time with her dog, taking care of her plants and exploring NYC.

Mary Challis

Mary Challis, RD, CDN

Clinical Dietitian

Mary Challis is a Registered Dietitian whose passion for cooking and dance led her to choose a career in nutrition. She received her Bachelor of Science from Framingham State University where she also completed her coordinated program in dietetics. She worked as the heart failure dietitian at Westchester Medical Center before joining NYP. Mary currently specializes in medicine. When she's not at the hospital she enjoys traveling, staying active, and rooting for Boston sports!

Rachel Chambers

Rachel Chambers, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC, CLC

Clinical Dietitian

Rachel received her Bachelor of Science from Duke University and her Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. She completed her dietetic internship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and joined the clinical staff in 2015 shortly after starting her fellowship in nutrition support. Rachel specializes in pediatric nutrition and currently covers the neonatal intensive unit and development follow-up clinic.

Kaitlyn Chang

Kaitlyn Chang, RD, CDN

Clinical Dietitian

Kaitlyn received her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Boston University and then went on to complete her Dietetic Internship through Rutgers University. Before joining the NYP Clinical Nutrition team, Kaitlyn worked with patients in the Neonatal ICU as well as pediatric outpatient clinics. She currently specializes in Pediatric Clinical Nutrition.

Gabrielle Gambino

Gabrielle Gambino, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC

Clinical Dietitian

Gabrielle Gambino is a Pittsburgh, PA transplant, earning her undergraduate degree from Penn State University. She later went on to complete her Master’s in Clinical Nutrition at NYU and just recently obtained her specialty certification as a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC). When she’s not counseling patients on heart-healthy eating or calculating tube feeding regimens, you can find Gabrielle rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams (Go Steelers!), singing in a cappella doo-wop groups, or exploring the best foods this city has to offer.

Ruthie Greenfield

Ruth Greenfield, MS, RDN, CDN

Clinical Dietitian

Ruth Greenfield received her Bachelor of Arts from Duke University and went on to complete her RD and Masters in nutrition and public health from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. She currently covers the cardiac service line and enjoys teaching a preventing heart disease class on the unit twice a week. When not working, Ruthie enjoys cooking, playing tennis, socializing with friends and cheering on her blue devils!

Alana Guida

Alana Guida RD, CSG, CDN

Clinical Dietitian

Alana Guida earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Connecticut. Following graduation, Alana completed her dietetic internship at Sodexo NY with an emphasis on medical nutrition therapy. Prior to NYP, Alana worked in a rehab and long-term care facility where she found a passion for working with the elderly population. She is a certified specialist in gerontology. Alana currently covers the geriatric and psychiatry units.

Rebecca Hagler

Rebecca Hagler MS, RD, CDN

Clinical Dietitian

Rebecca Hagler earned her undergraduate degree from Vassar College. She took a brief hiatus from school after graduation, and worked as an administrator in pediatric gastroenterology at a Brooklyn hospital. Rebecca then earned her Masters degree in Nutrition and Education at Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Immediately following graduation, Rebecca completed her Dietetic Internship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and was thrilled to join the Weill Cornell team after finishing her internship where she currently covers the Oncology service.

Rissa Landman

Rissa Landman, MS, RD, CSP, CDN, CNSC

Clinical Dietitian

Rissa graduated with honors from the BS-MS in Nutrition program at Hunter College. After completing the Dietetic Internship program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, she was a Nutrition Fellow specializing in Pediatrics prior to joining the staff in 2015. Rissa is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition (CSP) and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC). She is passionate about working with infants and children of all ages along with their caregivers to provide them with nutritional guidance and support to help them thrive.

Stefania Mascioli

Stefania Mascioli, RD, CDN

Clinical Dietitian

Stefania received her first B.S. in Civil Engineering at Manhattan College in 2010. She practiced fulltime as a structural engineer for three years in New York City, where thorough consideration of the safety and welfare of the public were foremost concerns in her design of buildings. After obtaining her B.S. in Nutrition from Long Island University in 2015 and subsequently completing a dietetic internship at NYP, Stefania now aims to apply this same diligence in preserving the health of the community through nutrition interventions. Complimentary to her interests in nutrition, is a passionate participation in a variety of fitness ventures. While working in a clinical setting, her goal is to create a culture for her patients that emphasizes both nutrition and exercise as important components of a well-rounded healthy lifestyle.

Michael McDonnough

Michael McDonnough, MS, RD, CDN

Clinical Dietitian

Michael received his Master’s in Nutrition/Public Health from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. His passion for community wellness led him towards a career change after receiving an undergraduate degree in Marketing from Fordham University. He serves as a clinical dietitian in the GI surgery and Amenities units.

Samantha Rogers

Samantha Rogers, RD, CDN, CSP

Clinical Dietitian

Samantha is a board certified specialist in pediatrics, covering the neonatal intensive care unit and developmental follow-up clinic. She received her B.S. from New York University and completed her dietetic internship and pediatric nutrition fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. She has been a clinical dietitian on staff since 2010.

Phylicia Ruggieri

Phylicia Ruggieri, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC

Clinical Dietitian

Phylicia initially earned a B.S in Sport Management with a minor in Business Administration, followed by a M.S. in Health Education and Behavior, from the University of Florida. After moving back to New York and discovering her true passion for nutrition, she went on to earn a second B.S. in Food and Nutrition and completed her DPD at Long Island University, Post. Phylicia completed her dietetic Internship with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital followed by a Nutrition Fellowship in Intensive Care and Malnutrition at NYP-Weill Cornell Medical Center. She chose to end her fellowship early to accept a Staff Relief Clinical Dietitian position. Along with her current staff relief role covering a variety of inpatient units throughout the hospital, she has a focus in nutrition support and critical care as the primary RD covering the Neuroscience ICU. Phylicia is a Board Certified Nutrition Support Clinician.

Rachel Stahl

Rachel Stahl, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

Clinical Dietitian

Rachel earned her B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude, with a concentration in Health Economics, from Colgate University, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She completed her dietetic internship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP), and following the internship, a Nutrition Fellowship in Digestive Diseases and Culinary Nutrition. She received her M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. At NYP, she specializes in diabetes, cardiovascular health, and weight management. Rachel is a proud recipient of the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year through the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and was awarded the Samuel Eshborn Award at New York University for outstanding leadership and dedicated service.

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Whitney Sturton, MS, RD, CDN

Clinical Dietitian

Whitney earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and then went on to receive a Master’s degree in Nutrition Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. She completed her dietetic internship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, as well as a Nutrition Fellowship in Pediatrics at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. She recently joined the clinical nutrition team at Weill Cornell as a staff relief dietitian specializing in Pediatrics.

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Kathryn Weatherford, RD, CDN, CNSC

Clinical Dietitian

Kathryn earned her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Michigan State University. Following graduation, she went on to complete her dietetic internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Prior to joining the NYP team, Kathryn found her passion for oncology and received her certification as a nutrition support clinician to better serve the patient population. She now covers the Bone Marrow Transplant unit at NYP. In her free time, Kathryn enjoys cooking and baking – or anything that involves good food!