February 9, 2023 – Cleveland Clinic Weston’s Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, part of the Ellen Leifer Shulman and Steven Shulman Digestive Disease Center, has established The Center for Human Nutrition, which provides nutritional evaluation, education and treatment to patients experiencing nutritional deficiencies due to underlying disease.

A multidisciplinary team of specialists, including physicians, registered dieticians, dietetic technicians, and nurses, provide nutritional services for patients with a range of gastrointestinal conditions, such as celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, malabsorptive disorders, short bowel syndrome, gastrointestinal motility disorders, digestive fistulas,  swallowing disorders, neurological conditions and cancer. The team has expertise in the management of post bariatric surgery patients, complex patients with cirrhosis, Crohn’s disease, ostomy, and patients who have had solid organ transplantation. They provide comprehensive nutritional care for patients with highly specialized needs both in the hospital and outpatient setting.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to provide another level of service to patients who have complex nutrition needs as a result of illnesses that are often life-threatening,” said Rodolfo J. Blandon, MD, MBA, President of Cleveland Clinic’s Weston Hosptial. “Many of these patients need nutritional support to recover from their disease. We have an incredible team of specialists who are here to help improve our patient’s quality of life.”

Skilled dietitians and clinicians also offer outpatient video visits if patients cannot be seen in-person.  The home nutrition support team manages the nutrition needs of patients by using parenteral or enteral nutrition and monitors their nutritional status. Their goal is to achieve optimal nutrition by treating nutritional deficiencies, promoting healing, and minimizing malnutrition related complications.

The Center for Human Nutrition is another significant achievement for the Weston Hospital’s Gastroenterology and GI Surgery program, which has ranked among the best in the nation by US News and World Report and has achieved national recognition for seven consecutive years.

The Weston team works collaboratively with the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Human Nutrition in Cleveland, Ohio, to provide integrated care and guide patients through each step of their medical journey.


Andrew Ukleja, MD

Andrew Ukleja, MD, Gastroenterologist at Cleveland Clinic Weston, is the Director of The Center for Human Nutrition at the Weston hospital. Dr. Ukleja completed his medical education at the Medical University of Lodz in Poland, residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan and a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

His specialty interests include parenteral and enteral nutrition, intestinal failure, gastrointestinal motility disorders, celiac disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, radiation enteritis, chronic pancreatitis, digestive fistulas, chronic liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease.



Davinder Singh, MD

Davinder Singh, MD, Gastroenterologist, works with Dr. Ukleja to evaluate and provide the best treatment options for patients. Dr. Singh earned his medical degree at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine and completed the internal medicine residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship at Nassau University Medical Center in New York. He is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.  His specialty interests include gastrointestinal diseases and disorders, nutrition sciences, nutritional management after bariatric surgery, weight management, eosinophilic esophagitis, and non- alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Dr. Singh joined Cleveland Clinic Weston in 2022. Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Singh was on staff of the Mayo Clinic in Wisconsin where he also served as assistant professor.


About Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital, part of Cleveland Clinic’s regional health system in Florida, is a 258-bed nonprofit, multispecialty, academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. With locations in Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Parkland, West Palm Beach, Wellington, and Palm Beach Gardens, Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital has more than 365 physicians with expertise in 55 specialties. The medical campus is fully integrated and includes diagnostic centers, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour emergency department located in the state-of-the-art hospital. Cleveland Clinic’s regional health system in Florida is an integral part of Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where providing outstanding patient care is based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion, and innovation. Physicians at Cleveland Clinic are experts in the treatment of complex conditions that are difficult to diagnose. For more information, visit www.clevelandclinicflorida.org. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.