Jeffrey Schellinger is a registered dietitian nutritionist in the Weight Wellness Program at UT Southwestern.
Mr. Schellinger holds undergraduate degrees in music and biology from the University of Houston. He began his career at UT Southwestern working in the Division of Nephrology as a research assistant and molecular geneticist.
After having bariatric surgery to pursue his personal health and wellness goals, he began his journey toward more direct patient care. He completed a Master of Clinical Nutrition at the UT Southwestern School of Health Professions where he studied medical nutrition therapy and focused on adult weight management, diabetes education, and nutrition research.
Mr. Schellinger joined the Weight Wellness Program to combine his interests in nutrition education, metabolic and weight health, and patient-focused research. He serves as an active clinician for research drug trials on campus and as a guest lecturer and preceptor for the clinical nutrition and physician training programs at UT Southwestern.
Mr. Schellinger is currently pursuing board certification as a specialist in Obesity and Weight Management and credentialing as a Certified Diabetes Educator. His ambition is to partner with each patient in order to help individuals and families realize their goals and values for long term health and wellness.