Rola Al-Talafha, a Clinical Dietitian/Nutritionist from Abu Dhabi, UAE, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training and education program in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board-Certified Bariatric Counselor (BCBC).
Ms. Al-Talafha completed her clinical nutrition/dietician Bachelor degree at Jordan University of Science and Technology. In addition, she has been certified as a Diabetes Educator by the Imperial College of London Diabetes Center, Scope certified by the World Obesity Federation, and a member of the Jordanian Dietitian Association .
She has more than 17 years of clinical experience and is currently practicing at NMC Hospital in Abu Dhabi where she is an integral member of the multidisciplinary Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery team and serves as their Clinical Nutritionist, Diabetic educator and Bariatric Educator.
Recognizing the need for specialized training in Bariatric Science led to her fellowship with AABC. Because of her commitment to bariatric care, AABC awarded her an academic scholarship. Her extensive professional training and clinical experience will help fulfill the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment, and prevention of obesity and related disorders.