Forty for 40: Patricia Engel, MS-Dietetics ’85, RD, LDN
Patricia Engel’s career as a registered dietitian has come full circle.
It began during her internship at Massachusetts General Hospital when she was a student in the MGH Institute’s Master of Science in Dietetics program. Today, she is director of the hospital’s Dietetic Internship Program, where she passes on her expertise to a new generation of student dietitians.
Engel has held various leadership positions in professional organizations including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Before MGH, she was manager of nutrition services at Tufts University’s Health Services and nutrition director at Child Health Services in New Hampshire. Engel, who has been a faculty member at Tufts and at the University of New Hampshire, also has run her own business, PFE Nutrition Services Consulting, for the past 27 years.