A Physician Nutrition Specialist® (PNS) is an expert in clinical nutrition who is committed to applying rigorous, evidence based medicine to clinical nutrition practice. Physician Nutrition Specialists devote a substantial career effort to nutrition and can assume a leadership role in coordinating interdisciplinary clinical nutrition services and education in academic health centers, other medical centers, private practice, industry, and other health care settings. PNSs generally have backgrounds in the specialties of internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, or general surgery, and sometimes in subspecialties such as adult or pediatric gastroenterology, endocrinology, critical care, nephrology, cardiology, or others.
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