Mary K. Russell

Currently the director of nutrition services at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Russell has long specialized in clinical dietetics and patient care. Before moving to Chicago, she spent 17 years working at Duke University Hospital, eventually serving as director of nutrition services. Russell enjoys the science of nutrition beyond the practice and the interdisciplinary collaboration that goes into providing the best possible care for a patient. She is also the 2009 recipient of the Medallion Award from the American Dietetics Association for outstanding service and leadership to the dietetics profession. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the fascinating architecture of her new city.