Jonathan Purtell

Jonathan Purtell, MS, RD, CDN

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Registered Dietitian


Nutrition and Metabolism, Obesity, Digestive Health


SUNY Oneonta


As a dietitian I am committed to the vision of holistic health: I believe that even though health and well-being can be broken down into parts each part is ultimately inseparable from the whole. That’s why I’m so excited to be part of Verywell and its mission of bringing reliable, practical, and up-to-date health information to the public and help fit those pieces together.

— Jonathan Purtell, MS, RD, CDN


Jonathan Purtell, MS, RDN, CDN, is a board-certified Registered Dietitian at New York City’s Lenox Hill Hospital. He is involved with in-patient care working primarily with surgical and neurosurgical intensive care, orthopedic, obese/post-bariatric, and gastrointestinal patients. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he frequently contributes his professional views, writings, and insights on current nutrition trends. Currently his work has appeared in USA Today, Health Digest, Shape, and Livestrong to name a few.


Jonathan completed his undergraduate and postgraduate education with high honors in Nutrition and Dietetics in upstate New York at SUNY Oneonta. His post graduate internship in dietetics was fulfilled at the Mohawk Valley Health System in Utica, New York.

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