Vijaya Surampudi, MD, MS Appointed Clinical Chief of the Division of Clinical Nutrition
The department of medicine (DoM) is pleased to announce that Vijaya Surampudi MD, MS has been appointed to clinical chief of the Division of Clinical Nutrition in the Department of Medicine at UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM). Dr. Surampudi is an associate professor of medicine at DGSOM and serves as a quality improvement officer for UCLA Health. She has been the assistant director of the UCLA Medical Weight Management Clinic and the co-creator of newly developed Adult Nutrition Support Services for Enteral, TPN Management, and Nutrition Oncology for UCLA. Since joining UCLA she has expanded clinical nutrition services to include nutrition oncology and adult nutrition support. Under her leadership, UCLA Health is now one of the few academic medical centers in the country to offer adult home nutrition support clinics.
Dr. Surampudi's clinical research interests are related to the management and treatment of obesity, and quality improvement projects related to nutrition support and nutrition oncology. She is a member of multiple scholarly societies including American Society of Nutrition, Endocrine Society, and The Obesity Society.
Dr. Surampudi earned her BS in Chemistry from Harvey Mudd College, MS in Physiology and medical degree at Chicago Medical School. She completed internal medicine training in the Department of Medicine at UC Irvine, endocrinology fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and nutrition fellowship at UCLA.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Surampudi as she assumes this new leadership role within the division of clinical nutrition.