Marion F. Winkler, PhD, RD, LDN, CNSC is the Surgical Nutrition Specialist, Department of Surgery and Nutritional Support Service at Rhode Island Hospital and has over 30 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 Rutgers University (formerly the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey). She is a Past President of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), President of the ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation, and a former chair of Dietitians in Nutrition Support. Her current research focuses on the quality of life of home parenteral nutrition dependent patients. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Medallion and Clinical Excellence Awards, and the Distinguished Achievement in Nutrition Support Dietetics Award from ASPEN.