Faculty Profile: Marion Winkler, PhD

Marion Winkler
Marion Winkler, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Work: +1 401-444-4276


Marion F. Winkler, PhD, RD, LDN, CNSD is the Surgical Nutrition Specialist, Department of Surgery and Nutritional Support Service at Rhode Island Hospital and has over 25 years experience in nutrition support practice. She holds the position of Associate Professor in the Brown Medical School. Marion received her BS in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio, her MS in Allied Health and Clinical Dietetic Research from the University of Connecticut, and PhD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is active in the American Dietetic Association, is a former chair of Dietitians in Nutrition Support, and is a Past President of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.). Dr. Winkler currently serves a secretary of the A.S.P.E.N. Rhoads Research Foundation and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Oley Foundation. She has numerous publications and is a Co-Editor of Issues and Choices in Clinical Nutrition Practice, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006, and speaks nationally and internationally. Her current research focuses on the quality of life of home parenteral nutrition dependent patients. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the American Dietetic Association's Medallion and Clinical Excellence Awards, and the Distinguished Achievement in Nutrition Support Dietetics Award from A.S.P.E.N.



Grants and Awards

American Dietetic Association 2009 Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecturer
(Recognition of distinguished career and remarkable contributions to the profession)
Oley Foundation/Nutrishare Home Parenteral Nutrition Research Prize, June 2009
Distinguished Practice Award, Dietitians in Nutrition Support, October 2008
24 Carrot Award, Rhode Island Dietetic Association, May 2007
Outstanding Alumni Award, School of Allied Health, University of Connecticut, May 2006
American Dietetic Association Foundation, Dietitians in Nutrition Support Member Research Award, 2005
Dean's Teaching Excellence Award, Brown Medical School, 2002, 2009
Excellence in Clinical Nutrition, American Dietetic Association Foundation, 2000
Outstanding Dietitian, Rhode Island Dietetic Association, 1999
Distinguished Achievement in Nutrition Support Dietetics Award, A.S.P.E.N., 1998
Medallion Award for Exemplary Leadership in the Profession and Dedication to the Association, American
Dietetic Association, 1997
Distinguished Service Award, Dietitians in Nutrition Support, 1997
Service Recognition Award, A.S.P.E.N. Dietitians Committee, 1997
Recognized Young Dietitian – RI, American Dietetic Association, 1992
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Alpha Eta National Honor Society
Dean's Student Leadership Award, University of Connecticut, 1983
Recognized Young Dietitian – CT, American Dietetic Association, 1983
American Dietetic Association Foundation Award, 1981
Mary Eliza Parker Award for Excellence in Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University, 1980
Helen A. Hunscher Scholarship Award, Case Western Reserve University, 1980


American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N)
Board of Advisors 2008 - present
Board of Directors 2007-2008, Immediate Past President
Board of Directors 2006-2007, President
Board of Directors 2005-2006, President-Elect
Board of Directors 2004-2005, Vice President
Board of Directors 2002-2004, Secretary/Treasurer
Board of Directors 1999-2002, Director of Clinical Practice
Committee Appointments
Home Parenteral Nutrition Database Task Force, 2009 - present
Thought Leader Shortage Task Force, 2008-2009
Nominating Committee, 2006-2008, Chair, 2008
ICNSO Educational Committee, 2005-2007
National Board of Nutrition Support Certification Bylaws Committee,
Chair, 2003
Clinical Guidelines Task Force, 2000-2002
Nutrition in Clinical Practice (NCP), Editor Search Committee, 2002
Standards Committee, Chair, 1997-1999
Strategic Plan Implementation Task Force, 1996-1998
Editorial Board, Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 1994-1995
Dietitians Committee, 1989-1994
Publications Committee, 1991-1992
Standards Committee, 1989-1991, 1992-1994

American Dietetic Association (ADA)
Nominating Committee, 2000-2003
Performance, Proficiency, Value Task Force, 2001
Delegate, House of Delegates, 1998-2001
Council on Professional Issues Delegate-Clinical Nutrition, 1996-1997
Issues Management Task Force, 1996-1997
Strategic Planning Conference, 1995
External Structure and Governance Task Force, 1994
Outcome Measures Task Force, 1994
JCAHO Standards Review Task Force, 1993 - 1994
Quality Management Task Force, Chair, 1992 - 1993
Council on Practice, Quality Assurance Committee, 1990 - 1992
Liaison to the A.S.P.E.N. 1990 -1999
Clinical Indicators Surgery Task Force 1989 - 1991
Role Delineation Study - Metabolic Nutrition Care Resource Panel
1988 - 1989

Dietitians in Nutrition Support Dietetic Practice Group, ADA
Executive Committee Member, 1996-1997
Chair, October 1994 - March 1996
Chair-Elect, 1993-1994
Secretary, 1989 -1993
Quality Assurance Committee, 1982-1989

Society of Critical Care Medicine
Congress Program Planning Committee – 2009-2013
2010 Critical Care Post-Congress "Hyperglycemia and Critical Illnesss: Adaptive Response" - Co Chair, 2009

Rhode Island Dietetic Association
Delegate, 1998-2001
Quality Assurance Committee Chair, 1990 - 1996
Nominating Committee, 1987-1989, Chair 1989
Ad Hoc Committee to Develop AP4 Dietetics Program, 1988 - 1989
Long-Range Plan Committee, 1988 - 1989

Connecticut Dietetic Association 1981 -1985
Council on Practice, Chair, 1984-1985
Program Committee, Chair, 1983-1984