Elaine C. Souza, M.P.H., RD
Bariatric Surgery Nutrition
Food and Nutrition Services
- Senior Dietitian
Elaine Souza provides direct patient care for nutrition assessment, intervention, and monitoring for all bariatric surgery patients both pre and post-operatively. She also conducts the monthly support group and facilitates non-surgical patients through the Optifast program.
M.P.H., Nutrition, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis MN 2001
B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 1997
American Dietetic Association Adult Weight Management Certificate, 2014
American Dietetic Association Pediatric Weight Management Certificate, 2010
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons
California Dietetics Association
Dietetic Practice Group (DPG’s): Weight Management, Behavioral Health
Northern Area Dietetics Association
Select Recent Publications
Labouesse MA, Gertz ER, Piccolo BD, Souza EC, Schuster GU, Witbracht MG, Woodhouse LR, Adams SH, Keim NL, Van Loan MD. Associations among endocrine, inflammatory, and bone markers, body composition and weight loss induced bone loss. Bone July 2014: 64:138-46.
Piccolo BD, Dolnikowski G, Seyoum E, Thomas AP, Gertz ER, Souza EC, Woodhouse LR, Newman JW, Keim NL, Adams SH, Van Loan MD. Association between subcutaneous white adipose tissue and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D in overweight and obese adults. Nutrients. 2013 Aug 26;5(9):3352-66.
Van Loan, M.D., Keim, N.L., Adams, S.H., Souza, E., Woodhouse, L.R., Thomas, A., Witbracht, M., Gertz, E.R., Piccolo, B., Bremer, A.A., Spurlock, M. 2011. Dairy foods in a moderate energy restricted diet do not enhance central fat, weight & intra-abdominal adipose tissue loss or reduce adipocyte size & inflammatory markers in overweight & obese adults; Controlled feeding study. Journal of Obesity. 2011: 989657.