Academics » MD Program » Curriculum » Clinical Public Health » Culinary Medicine Elective

Culinary Medicine Elective

The Culinary Medicine elective is offered during the fall and spring semester to third- and fourth-year medical students and provides students the skills  to teach patients how to incorporate healthy eating for the prevention and treatment of disease by altering their diets, meal preparation and food choices. The Culinary Medicine elective is based on a similar course offered through the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University.

GW Culinary Medicine logo

Course Instructors

Culinary Medicine course instructors

Advisor: Lawrence Deyton, MSPH, MD

Director: Seema Kakar, MD

Dietitian: Jennifer Leon, BS, RDN, LN

Chef: Jodi Balis

Student Feedback

Group of Culinary Med elective students

"By working with professionals from multiple different disciplines, including registered dietitians, physicians, executive chefs and social workers, we were able to capture different perspectives that helped paint a complete picture detailing the multitude of factors that relate to making healthy nutritional decisions." 

Jonathan Buerger
Class of 2018
Culinary Medicine elective First Cohort

Culinary Med button