A registered dietitian and nutritionist at the University of Virginia Health System, Tegan Medico ’08 was named national Clinician of the Year by her company, Morrison Healthcare, a Compass Group member. From a field of 80 nominees in her region alone, she was selected to vie for the national title against winners from the company’s other 19 regions.
Tegan serves on a national committee that targets pediatric malnutrition and has been recognized for leading efforts at her hospital to improve malnutrition screenings, diagnosis, and documentation. She was the first non-physician invited speaker at Curso de Actualización en Pediatría, an annual conference in Costa Rica that grew out of a partnership between the University of Virginia and National Children’s Hospital in San Jose. In addition, she recently coauthored a book, A Kid’s Guide to Short Bowel Syndrome, sponsored by pharmaceutical company Takeda and available at no cost on the Takeda short bowel syndrome website.
A graduate of IUP’s Cook Honors College, Tegan is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia and at Piedmont Valley Community College.