Caitlin Hosmer Kirby, MS, RD



Caitlin Hosmer Kirby, the nutritionist for the BWH Crohn’s and Colitis Center, takes a team approach to nutrition and IBD treatment, working closely with patients, their families, and other clinicians at Center so food choices and other lifestyle habits are not an afterthought but become an integral part of care.

Caitlin has a long history of working in integrated teams and believes strongly that nutritionists are most effective when they’re working in close collaboration with other clinicians. Rather than advocate any particular diet, she works with patients on a range of nutrition issues, including their food choices, amounts, ingredients, and preparation. Her guiding philosophy: eat as well as you can—not to cure IBD but so your body can cope with the inevitable lows of the disease.

In addition to working at the Center, Caitlin is a nutritionist for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, which is a collaborative effort by Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. At the Osher Center, she sees patients for a range of issues including prevention of chronic disease, pregnancy, chronic pain and diabetes.

Caitlin earned her Masters in Nutrition degree and internship from Tufts University and her Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University.

Caitlin has held management positions with a weight management program and a complementary health organization. She was the program director and nutrition educator for The Dean Ornish Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a national multidisciplinary program designed to reverse heart disease.

Caitlin grew up in a family that values health, including Greek grandparents who ate the traditional Mediterranean diet. She tries to pass these values on in her own family, including her husband and three sons.

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