Elena J. Bergomi, RDN, LDN earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University, summa cum laude, and completed her dietetic internship at Simmons University. Following her inpatient nutrition residency at Carney Hospital, Elena accepted a clinical dietitian position at Carney, where she continues to work with acute care patients on the post-operation floor and also covers the hospital’s four mental health units.
Elena has a passion for learning, and is pursuing a Masters in Nutrition and Health Promotion through Simmons University. She believes in evidence-based practice, and spent several years working in a Cornell University research lab where she investigated patient-provider relationships in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome. She co-authored a full manuscript, published in The Journal of the Endocrine Society, highlighting the need for more compassionate, respectful, and comprehensive care for women with PCOS. Elena values these principles for all patients, regardless of diagnosis. Elena practices with a patient-centered approach, continually learning from her patients and collaborating with them to determine progression of treatment.
A self-proclaimed food-lover and amateur chef, Elena believes that food is to be respected. She aims to help patients reach a point where food can enhance life rather than challenge it. Elena is experienced working with a variety of specialties including disordered eating, weight management, gastrointestinal issues, and hormonal health. Elena has received additional training in eating disorders treatment using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Enhanced (CBT-E) and Family Based Treatment (FBT) approaches.
Elena is originally from Northern Italy, and carries on family traditions by experimenting with different recipes for homemade pasta (her favorite is squash-filled ravioli with nutmeg, brown butter, and sage).