Clinical Registered Dietitian
Keck Medicine of USC
South Gate, CA
Maritza Molina is a driven Registered Dietitian who is determined to prevent, cure, improve nutrition related diseases through evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines. Maritza has years of experience working with an array of populations in different clinical sectors that range from acute care settings, specialty outpatient settings, and community nutrition. She has also developed and directed outpatient programs, and owns her own private practice.
Maritza currently works as a fulltime RD for Keck Medicine of USC Outpatient General Surgery Department. Maritza was granted the opportunity to create for the first time ever an outpatient nutrition program for Keck Medicine of USC Outpatient General Surgery Department, and has successfully built a structural foundation, spearheaded, and directed the program as it continues to grow and evolve. Her nutrition clinic serves the following specialties:
General Surgery,Upper GI,Thoracic,The Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance+Flow and Toe,Colorectal and Plastics.
She provides Advance Nutrition Education for following specialty cases and not limited to: Esophagectomy, Gastrectomy, RYNGB, Fundoplication, Gastroparesis, Colectomy, and other GI related disease, EN and TPN/PPN management, pre-surgery optimization, and post-surgery nutrition management.
Since 2018, Maritza has worked as an Acute and Critical Care Clinical Registered Dietitian for all of Avanti Hospitals in Los Angeles, CA.
In addition, Maritza also has her own outpatient private practice Silver Spoon Elite Nutrition, founded in 2015. Where she specializes in Sports Nutrition, prevent/manage nutrition related diseases, and weight management.
Maritza’s past professional experience also includes creating and directing a nutrition program for WMCHC. She created bilingual pediatric nutrition classes, nutrition handouts for patients and families, provided one-on-one medical nutrition therapy for either preventative nutrition, acute or chronic conditions.
Maritza has been fortunate to co-author an expert consensus and guidance book “Nutrition Interventions in Adults with Diabetic Foot Ulcers” written alongside her colleagues in 2021. She is an active speaker for the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and WoundCon since 2021 where she advocates on the importance of nutrition support in wound healing.
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Saturday, November 4, 2023
9:10 AM – 10:10 AM PDT