Clinical Dietitian - Critical Care
Montefiore Medical Center
Adjunct Professor - Nutrition
New York University
New York, NY, USA
Monica is a Registered Dietitian at the Moses Division of Montefiore Medical Center in New York, an 850-bed, teaching hospital of Albert Einstein Medical School. She has been the Nutrition Support Clinician responsible solely for the Medical, Surgical and Cardiothoracic ICUs for the past four years.
She received a Master in Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University, received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Wellness from Tecnologico de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico, where she was able to participate in internship rotations abroad at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston and Hospital Sao Lucas in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Her Dietetic Internship was completed through New York University at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY.
As the critical care dietitian, Monica works closely with the Critical Care team, and participates in monthly QI meetings to help improve nutrition support delivery and practice. She provides teaching and training on nutrition support and Medical Nutrition Therapy to Montefiore’s physicians. She facilitates the Nutrition Support lectures to the Internal Medicine House Staff and Pulmonary Medicine Fellows, as part of their Core Curriculum education program. Additionally, Monica precepts NYU dietetic interns during their critical care rotations and mentors all new hires in critical care, enteral and parenteral nutrition.
During the COVID 19 pandemic, Monica helped develop a Nutrition Therapy protocol using ASPEN and SCCM guidelines that helped dietitians across Montefiore Health System with the nutritional management of patients with COVID 19.
Aside from her job as the critical care dietitian at Montefiore Medical Center, she is an adjunct professor of the master’s program in Clinical Nutrition and the Dietetic Internship at New York University, where she teaches the course on Medical Nutrition Therapy.