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Deidra Dexter-Hine, RD
Chef, Dietician of Nutrition Resource Center

Covers pediatric outpatient services (Endo, GI, Allergy, and CCP) and Ketogenic Diet in both inpatient /outpatient visits and prenatal nutrition services. She is also Chef/Dietitian of the Nutrition Resource Center where she provides cooking/nutrition education to adult populations (Diabetes, Cardiac Rehab, Weight Management, Cancer Survivors, Stroke Rehab and Hypertension Group).

She completed a Bachelors of Science Degree in Culinary Nutrition at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI and a Dietetic Internship at New-York Presbyterian Hospital, NYC — Columbia University Medical Center & Weil Cornell Medical Center, pediatric rotations at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York.

Carine Lenders, MD
Division Director, Pediatric Nutrition

Dr. Lenders has been the medical director of the NFL Program since 2003. She also heads the Pediatric Nutrition Support Services at Boston Medical Center, and she serves as attending physician for the Nutrition Support Team at the Children's Hospital of Boston.

Dr. Lenders is a former family practitioner with a master’s degree in tropical medicine, who graduated with honors from the State University of Liege, Belgium. She spent several months in the Congo with Médecins sans Frontières and three years in Bangladesh at the International Center of Diarrheal Diseases and Research.

She was a fellow in pediatric nutrition at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine), a resident in pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and a fellow in the Combined Program of Pediatric Gastroenterology (MGH and Children’s Hospital of Boston-CHB) at Harvard Medical School. She also served as the co-director of the Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) program at CHB from 1998 to 2003.

She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists. Dr. Lenders is also an assistant professor at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and on faculty at Harvard Medical School. She has received several education grants and is involved in the vertical integration of nutrition at BUSM. She recently edited a clinical guide book on overweight and obesity with Caroline Apovian, MD, that earned an outstanding review in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Her current research interests include the relationship of selective dietary components and medications to weight gain and obesity-related conditions.

Teresa Strzemienski, RD
Pediatric Inpatient Dietician (NICU/4 East)

Rebecca Zinkowski, RD
Pediatric Outpatient Dietician


Call: 617.414.4841
Fax:  877.781.4762
Boston Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center
5th Floor
850 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

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