Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RDN

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Nutrition Support Specialist
Charter member of UVAHS Medicine Nutrition Support Team – 1991
Registered dietitian since 1981


Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Davis, CA
Master of Science from the Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL


Carol Parrish has 30 years of clinical experience, the past 20 of which have been spent specializing in nutrition support and GI disorders at the University of Virginia Health System (UVAHS), Digestive Health Center of Excellence.  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 our Celiac Support Group, and is the co-founder of both nutrition support traineeship programs.  She has been the nutrition series editor for the popular Practical Gastroenterology Journal’s Nutrition Series since 2003.


Carol’s interests include nutrition support, gastroparesis, short gut/malabsorptive syndromes, celiac disease, pancreatitis and many other GI disorders.  Carol has been an invited speaker and author on a variety of GI and nutrition support topics.  For more about Carol’s background, please see her extensive CV available below.


Curriculum Vitae