Carol_Rees Parrish

Ms. Carol Rees Parrish MS, RD

Nutrition Support Specialist, University of Virginia Health System

Carol has 38 years of clinical experience, the past 29 of which have been spent specializing in nutrition support and GI disorders at UVAHS, Digestive Health Center. Carol founded the Medicine Nutrition Support Service in 1991, began the home nutrition support program at the UVAHS Home Health Company, developed the GI Nutrition Clinic, originated the UVAHS Celiac Support Group, and is the co-founder of the UVAHS Nutrition Support Traineeship, Weekend Warrior, and Webinar educational programs. She has been the nutrition series editor for the popular Practical Gastroenterology Journal's Nutrition Series since 2003, having published over 174 articles in the series. She has many publications, abstracts and chapters, and has given well over 350 presentations at local, state, regional, national and international conferences. Carol’s passion in GI and nutrition support includes short gut/malabsorptive disorders, high output ostomies, enteral and parenteral feeding modalities, small bowel bacterial overgrowth, pancreatitis, gastroparesis, refeeding syndrome, and many other GI disorders. She has been awarded the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Distinguished Nutrition Support Dietitian Advanced Clinical Practice Award (2006), and the DNS Distinguished Practice Award, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Dietitians in Nutrition Support (DNS) Dietetic Practice Group (2012).