Rupa Lakshmikanthan, MS, RD, CNSC, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Rupa Lakshmikanthan, MS, RD, CNSC

Rupa Lakshmikanthan, a Registered Dietitian, licensed in the state of New Jersey, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program in bariatric science, she was recently credentialed as a Board-Certified Bariatric Counselor (BCBC).

Rupa received her Master’s Degree in Food Service Management and Dietetics in India. After immigrating to the US, she completed an additional Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Master’s Degree at Northeastern University in Boston. To better serve patients and provide best practices she continued her professional education and was credentialed as a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC).

Rupa has more than 22 years of inpatient care and treatment. Currently, at Cooper University Hospital she provides comprehensive counseling for bariatric patients.

Recognizing the need for specialized training in bariatric science she completed a fellowship with AABC. Her extensive clinical background and commitment to bariatric care will help fulfill the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment, and prevention of obesity and related disorders.