Dr. Katherine Tsaioun, PHD

Nutrition  |  
Female  |  
Age 54
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Dr. Katherine Tsaioun, PHD
Dr. Tsaioun's interest in the study of nutrition and wellness began early in life. As a teenager Dr. Tsaioun suffered from weight imbalance. To overcome this she experimented with a large variety of approaches, and ultimately achieved long-term success with an approach emphasizing balanced nutrition, combined with an active lifestyle that includes regular exercise in a variety of forms: cardiovascular and resistance training, hiking, bicycling, and yoga. This early interest developed into a career path. Dr. Tsaioun went on to study nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. As a graduate student there, she worked at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, where her research focused on the role of vitamins in aging. She studied extensively about the mechanisms of aging and the process of developing preventative approaches and medications that could slow down the aging process. Dr. Tsaioun then spent many years working in pharmaceutical industry, where her knowledge of nutrition and human metabolism contributed to the development of new medicines. Her research in the industry focused on drug-drug and food-drug interactions. Such research into early discovery of these interactions during drug development process helps advance development of safer medicines. Currently, Dr. Tsaioun holds a faculty position at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Her research is on the introduction of evidence-based approaches from medicine into environmental health sciences. Dr. Tsaioun's nutrition consulting practice emphasizes that the goal of optimal nutrition goes well beyond what one eats: it's about the whole lifestyle. It not only includes exercise at the gym, but it also includes an introduction to an active lifestyle, healthy cooking techniques, and helps bring the social aspects of nutrition and wellness into your life.

22 Mount Auburn St Ste 10

Watertown, MA 02472

Contact Information

(508) 812-0850

Dr. Katherine Tsaioun, PHD

Dr. Katherine Tsaioun, PHD

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Tsaioun offers nutrition counseling to the greater Boston, MA area, on Cape Cod and via a telehealth platform that allows busy professionals to continue working on their health goals while traveling. Using her training as a scientist and a passion for wellness, Dr. Tsaioun's practice aims to help every patient achieve optimal health. Dr. Tsaioun works first on understanding the patient's current lifestyle and diet, and then working together with the patient to design a holistic customized program to help themachieve sustainable long-term results.

Dr. Tsaioun has a unique evidence-based counseling approach that does not focus on weight loss, but rahter on nutrition and active lifestyle education, while guiding patients through individual lifestyle adjustments to help them achieve their health goals. The emphasis is not on a diet, but on overall lifestyle, which is key to this customized, effective program.

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  • Nutrition
  • Applied Clinical Nutrition
  • Diabetes Medicine
  • Dietary Management
  • Dietetics
  • Eating Disorders
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Metabolic Nutrition
  • Metabolism Disorders
  • Nutrition Consulting
  • Nutrition Education
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Obesity Medicine

Board Certifications

Dr. Tsaioun does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Headache
  • Hypertension
  • Migraine
  • Obesity
  • Weight Loss


  • Diet Counseling
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Nutritional Supplementation
  • Weight Loss Management
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

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No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • St Petersburg Medical and Technical Institute
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Tufts University
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

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Awards & Honors

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Russian

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Patient Comments (2)
in Boston, MA |
Dr. Tsaioun really helped me to get a new perspective on how think about food. For the first time, I don't think about every little calorie or depriving myself as a way of life. I live a very fast paced life, and don't have the time to plan ahead for meals or spend a lot of time cooking. She has taught me how to think about different foods as a way to fuel my life!
in Cambridge, MA |
Dr. Tsaioun is an extremely knowledgeable, qualified and caring individual who is very effective in treating her clients and resolving their problems in a timely manner. I couldn't recommend her more.
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Dr. Tsaioun accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Blue Care Elect PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts PPO
    Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health HMO
    Preferred Blue PPO
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