MUSC Bariatric Surgery Program

bariatric surgery PROGRAM


Nina CrowleyNina Crowley, MS, RD, LD

Nina is one of the two Registered Dietitians dedicated to the Bariatric Surgery Program.  She and Amanda run the nutrition education classes, support groups, and all the extracurricular activities like grocery tours, boot camp style classes, back on track clinic, and postoperative classes.  Nina is passionate about helping patients achieve a healthy lifestyle and keep weight off over the long term!  Nina attended Cornell University for her undergraduate degree and received her Masters in Health Care Policy and Management and Nutrition from the State University of NY at Stony Brook and recently finished her Ph.D. in Health Psychology from Walden University. Nina can be contacted at 843-876-4307 or


Amanda Peterson

Amanda Peterson, RD, LD

Amanda graduated from Virginia Tech University in 2006 with a degree in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise and has been practicing dietetics for almost 8 years, with over 5 years of experience working with Bariatric patients. She joined the MUSC Bariatric Surgery Program in July of 2014 and has thoroughly enjoyed meeting with patients individually, teaching the nutrition classes, co-facilitating the monthly support groups and just being a part of this awesome team.  Prior to this, Amanda was working with bariatric surgery patients through a program in Reading Pennsylvania.  Amanda believes in an individualized style of counseling, as she realizes that every Bariatric surgery patient is different and will have different goals before and after surgery. Amanda can be contacted at 843-876-4867 or


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