21 min

Member Spotlight: Jose Pimiento, MD, FACS ASPEN Podcasts

    • Science

This video honors Jose Pimiento, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery, in the division of Gastrointestinal Oncology, at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. Dr. Pimiento had the honor of training with Dr. Stanley Dudrick, the father of intravenous feeding. He shares some of Dr. Dudrick’s philosophy that as a surgeon, you need to be capable of handling everything, including the nutrition of your patients. Dr. Dudrick was upset with the approach of waiting for the next day to feed patients— tomorrow the patient will not have tests and will eat better, and then tomorrow comes and you’re doing something else on the patient, and so on. He was surprised that every day, we would replace electrolytes, but never think about replacing calories and protein. Dr Pimiento also talks about his innovative research work in nutraceuticals and cancer chemoprevention. He ends by sharing some advice for those starting out—finding interdisciplinary, local, and global networks of people with similar interests.

Physician Spotlight is a forum for outstanding Senior Leaders, Young Rising Stars, and International Colleagues in the field of nutrition to discuss important topics and ideas that impact patient care. Visit the ASPEN Physician Community at www.nutritioncare.org/physicians

October 2021

This video honors Jose Pimiento, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery, in the division of Gastrointestinal Oncology, at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. Dr. Pimiento had the honor of training with Dr. Stanley Dudrick, the father of intravenous feeding. He shares some of Dr. Dudrick’s philosophy that as a surgeon, you need to be capable of handling everything, including the nutrition of your patients. Dr. Dudrick was upset with the approach of waiting for the next day to feed patients— tomorrow the patient will not have tests and will eat better, and then tomorrow comes and you’re doing something else on the patient, and so on. He was surprised that every day, we would replace electrolytes, but never think about replacing calories and protein. Dr Pimiento also talks about his innovative research work in nutraceuticals and cancer chemoprevention. He ends by sharing some advice for those starting out—finding interdisciplinary, local, and global networks of people with similar interests.

Physician Spotlight is a forum for outstanding Senior Leaders, Young Rising Stars, and International Colleagues in the field of nutrition to discuss important topics and ideas that impact patient care. Visit the ASPEN Physician Community at www.nutritioncare.org/physicians

October 2021

21 min

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