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Adam Ross

Dietitian

New York

Adam Ross

As a registered dietitian and performance nutrition specialist, Adam Ross is a guide who can translate complex nutrition to help patients focus on the goals that will improve their overall health and well-being.

Adam never expected to work in health care. His path toward dietetics started when he discovered the importance of nutrition in his own life as a collegiate and then professional hockey player. Searching for ways to improve his athletic performance, Adam began researching nutrition and saw the benefits and pitfalls of trying to change his diet without scientific knowledge or expert support. After playing Division I hockey at Merrimack College and then playing for professional teams affiliated with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens, Adam followed his interest in nutrition and returned to school to complete a second bachelor’s degree, this time in nutrition and dietetics from Queens College in New York.

Adam worked for several years as a performance nutrition coach at Drive495 training gym in Manhattan before moving to St. John’s University as the campus dietitian, advising their Division I sports teams, other students, and faculty members on nutrition. While there, Adam also supported students navigating everything from eating disorders to the basic challenges of adjusting to college life.

Adam enjoyed working with young people because he saw how helping them develop healthy nutrition habits early on set them up for success as they entered adulthood. “There’s this knowledge deficit because nutrition is not something that we get taught,” Adam says. “I enjoy trying to close that gap and take the pressure off so that making healthy choices can be a little bit simpler.”

Adam also developed his own private nutrition coaching practice, and in 2018 he began treating patients online. This allowed him to work with a broad spectrum of people, from professional athletes to people looking to try new diets as they got older to improve their energy and longevity.

Adam brings his athletics background to crafting nutrition plans for every person. “Everybody's looking for performance. If you’re 80, your level of performance is different than if you’re 20, but you’re still looking to be able to perform your activities of daily living at a higher level and live comfortably,” he says.

Whenever he meets a new patient, Adam starts by asking about their nutrition habits, their successes, and their struggles, and listening deeply before building a customized plan that is designed to fit their needs and their lifestyle. “Rather than trying to be perfect, we try to be consistently improving at all times,” he says. Adam focuses on three main areas for improvement: protein, food quality, and finding the right calorie intake for each person. Whether patients are looking to boost brain health, improve longevity and function, enhance their hormone health, or explore an anti-inflammatory diet, Adam says adjusting those three core categories can help. “My entire philosophy is to take something complex and make it as simple as possible,” he says.

By creating personalized, preventive nutrition plans, Adam says he can help patients feel better and make progress toward their overall health goals. In many health care settings, he has seen dietitians siloed and only able to offer band-aid solutions, but at Atria, Adam enjoys the opportunity to stay in touch with patients over time and work with his colleagues as part of a team that takes a proactive approach to treat them holistically.

“It's fun to work directly with somebody and watch them make the mental and physical and environmental adjustments that it takes to improve their nutrition,” Adam says. “When somebody comes to me and says they've changed their life through nutrition, that to me is really cool.”

In his personal time, Adam has continued to play recreational hockey and enjoys working out at the gym and going on hikes with his wife. They also love to travel and frequently seek out trips that involve exploring new hiking trails.

Training

  • Certified Sports Nutritionist
    International Society of Sports Nutrition (CISSN)
  • Certified Sports Nutritionist; Owner and Registered Dietitian
    Achieve Results Nutrition
  • Former Performance Nutrition Coach
    Drive495
  • Former Campus Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist
    St. John’s University
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach
  • Functional Range Conditioning
    Sprint Mechanics Certification
  • Member
    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Meet Our Doctors

David W. Dodick

Dr. David W. Dodick

Chief Science & Medical Officer, Atria; Co-Chair, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Paul G. Lee

Dr. Paul G. Lee

Chief Clinical Consultant

Richard S. Isaacson

Dr. Richard S. Isaacson

Director of Brain Health

Lawrence C. Newman

Dr. Lawrence C. Newman

Director of Brain Health

Ken Shubin Stein

Dr. Ken Shubin Stein

Co-Founder, Atria; Co-Founder and CEO, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Nieca Goldberg

Dr. Nieca Goldberg

Women’s Health & Cardiology, Medical Director of Atria New York

Benjamin H. Lewis

Dr. Benjamin H. Lewis

Director of Atria South Florida; Cardiology

Rony Shimony

Dr. Rony Shimony

Director of Cardiology

Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Dr. Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Director of Endocrinology; Internal Medicine

Jahangir Rahman

Dr. Jahangir Rahman

Internal Medicine

Jennifer McGugins Hill

Dr. Jennifer McGugins Hill

Internal Medicine

Edward J. Greaney

Dr. Edward J. Greaney

Internal Medicine

Bernard M. Kruger

Dr. Bernard M. Kruger

Internal Medicine

Yadiera M. Brown

Dr. Yadiera M. Brown

Family Medicine

Paul Fenyves

Dr. Paul Fenyves

Internal Medicine

Daniel Angerbauer

Dr. Daniel Angerbauer

Preventive Medicine

Robert Kachko

Robert Kachko

Naturopathic Medicine; Acupuncture

Nicholas D. Caputo

Dr. Nicholas D. Caputo

Director of Urgent & Home Care

Evelyn C. Granieri

Dr. Evelyn C. Granieri

Director of Geriatrics

Carmela Seymour

Dr. Carmela Seymour

Gynecology

Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Dr. Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Medical Dermatology

Kyle O’Flaherty

Kyle O’Flaherty

Director of Performance and Movement; Physical Therapy

Adam Ross

Adam Ross

Dietitian

Kelly Fradin

Dr. Kelly Fradin

Director of Pediatrics

Hina J. Talib

Dr. Hina J. Talib

Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Cory Kercher

Dr. Cory Kercher

Pediatrics

Amish Nishawala

Dr. Amish Nishawala

Pediatrics

Kersha S. Pennicott

Dr. Kersha S. Pennicott

Pediatrics & Urgent Care

David W. Dodick

Dr. David W. Dodick

Chief Science & Medical Officer, Atria; Co-Chair, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Paul G. Lee

Dr. Paul G. Lee

Chief Clinical Consultant

Richard S. Isaacson

Dr. Richard S. Isaacson

Director of Brain Health

Lawrence C. Newman

Dr. Lawrence C. Newman

Director of Brain Health

Ken Shubin Stein

Dr. Ken Shubin Stein

Co-Founder, Atria; Co-Founder and CEO, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Nieca Goldberg

Dr. Nieca Goldberg

Women’s Health & Cardiology, Medical Director of Atria New York

Benjamin H. Lewis

Dr. Benjamin H. Lewis

Director of Atria South Florida; Cardiology

Rony Shimony

Dr. Rony Shimony

Director of Cardiology

Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Dr. Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Director of Endocrinology; Internal Medicine

Jahangir Rahman

Dr. Jahangir Rahman

Internal Medicine

Jennifer McGugins Hill

Dr. Jennifer McGugins Hill

Internal Medicine

Edward J. Greaney

Dr. Edward J. Greaney

Internal Medicine

Bernard M. Kruger

Dr. Bernard M. Kruger

Internal Medicine

Yadiera M. Brown

Dr. Yadiera M. Brown

Family Medicine

Paul Fenyves

Dr. Paul Fenyves

Internal Medicine

Daniel Angerbauer

Dr. Daniel Angerbauer

Preventive Medicine

Robert Kachko

Robert Kachko

Naturopathic Medicine; Acupuncture

Nicholas D. Caputo

Dr. Nicholas D. Caputo

Director of Urgent & Home Care

Evelyn C. Granieri

Dr. Evelyn C. Granieri

Director of Geriatrics

Carmela Seymour

Dr. Carmela Seymour

Gynecology

Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Dr. Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Medical Dermatology

Kyle O’Flaherty

Kyle O’Flaherty

Director of Performance and Movement; Physical Therapy

Adam Ross

Adam Ross

Dietitian

Kelly Fradin

Dr. Kelly Fradin

Director of Pediatrics

Hina J. Talib

Dr. Hina J. Talib

Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Cory Kercher

Dr. Cory Kercher

Pediatrics

Amish Nishawala

Dr. Amish Nishawala

Pediatrics

Kersha S. Pennicott

Dr. Kersha S. Pennicott

Pediatrics & Urgent Care

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David W. Dodick

Dr. David W. Dodick

Chief Science & Medical Officer, Atria; Co-Chair, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Read full bio
Paul G. Lee

Dr. Paul G. Lee

Chief Clinical Consultant


Read full bio
Richard S. Isaacson

Dr. Richard S. Isaacson

Director of Brain Health

Read full bio
Lawrence C. Newman

Dr. Lawrence C. Newman

Director of Brain Health

Read full bio
Ken Shubin Stein

Dr. Ken Shubin Stein

Co-Founder, Atria; Co-Founder and CEO, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Read full bio
Nieca Goldberg

Dr. Nieca Goldberg

Women’s Health & Cardiology, Medical Director of Atria New York

Read full bio
Benjamin H. Lewis

Dr. Benjamin H. Lewis

Director of Atria South Florida; Cardiology

Read full bio
Rony Shimony

Dr. Rony Shimony

Director of Cardiology

Read full bio
Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Dr. Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Director of Endocrinology; Internal Medicine

Read full bio
Jahangir Rahman

Dr. Jahangir Rahman

Internal Medicine

Read full bio
Jennifer McGugins Hill

Dr. Jennifer McGugins Hill

Internal Medicine

Read full bio
Edward J. Greaney

Dr. Edward J. Greaney

Internal Medicine

Read full bio
Bernard M. Kruger

Dr. Bernard M. Kruger

Internal Medicine

Read full bio
Yadiera M. Brown

Dr. Yadiera M. Brown

Family Medicine

Read full bio
Paul Fenyves

Dr. Paul Fenyves

Internal Medicine

Read full bio
Daniel Angerbauer

Dr. Daniel Angerbauer

Preventive Medicine

Read full bio
Robert Kachko

Robert Kachko

Naturopathic Medicine; Acupuncture

Read full bio
Nicholas D. Caputo

Dr. Nicholas D. Caputo

Director of Urgent & Home Care

Read full bio
Evelyn C. Granieri

Dr. Evelyn C. Granieri

Director of Geriatrics

Read full bio
Carmela Seymour

Dr. Carmela Seymour

Gynecology

Read full bio
Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Dr. Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Medical Dermatology

Read full bio
Kyle O’Flaherty

Kyle O’Flaherty

Director of Performance and Movement; Physical Therapy

Read full bio
Adam Ross

Adam Ross

Dietitian

Read full bio
Kelly Fradin

Dr. Kelly Fradin

Director of Pediatrics

Read full bio
Hina J. Talib

Dr. Hina J. Talib

Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Read full bio
Cory Kercher

Dr. Cory Kercher

Pediatrics

Read full bio
Amish Nishawala

Dr. Amish Nishawala

Pediatrics

Read full bio
Kersha S. Pennicott

Dr. Kersha S. Pennicott

Pediatrics & Urgent Care

Read full bio
David W. Dodick

Dr. David W. Dodick

Chief Science & Medical Officer, Atria; Co-Chair, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Paul G. Lee

Dr. Paul G. Lee

Chief Clinical Consultant

Richard S. Isaacson

Dr. Richard S. Isaacson

Director of Brain Health

Lawrence C. Newman

Dr. Lawrence C. Newman

Director of Brain Health

Ken Shubin Stein

Dr. Ken Shubin Stein

Co-Founder, Atria; Co-Founder and CEO, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Nieca Goldberg

Dr. Nieca Goldberg

Women’s Health & Cardiology, Medical Director of Atria New York

Benjamin H. Lewis

Dr. Benjamin H. Lewis

Director of Atria South Florida; Cardiology

Rony Shimony

Dr. Rony Shimony

Director of Cardiology

Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Dr. Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Director of Endocrinology; Internal Medicine

Jahangir Rahman

Dr. Jahangir Rahman

Internal Medicine

Jennifer McGugins Hill

Dr. Jennifer McGugins Hill

Internal Medicine

Edward J. Greaney

Dr. Edward J. Greaney

Internal Medicine

Bernard M. Kruger

Dr. Bernard M. Kruger

Internal Medicine

Yadiera M. Brown

Dr. Yadiera M. Brown

Family Medicine

Paul Fenyves

Dr. Paul Fenyves

Internal Medicine

Daniel Angerbauer

Dr. Daniel Angerbauer

Preventive Medicine

Robert Kachko

Robert Kachko

Naturopathic Medicine; Acupuncture

Nicholas D. Caputo

Dr. Nicholas D. Caputo

Director of Urgent & Home Care

Evelyn C. Granieri

Dr. Evelyn C. Granieri

Director of Geriatrics

Carmela Seymour

Dr. Carmela Seymour

Gynecology

Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Dr. Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Medical Dermatology

Kyle O’Flaherty

Kyle O’Flaherty

Director of Performance and Movement; Physical Therapy

Adam Ross

Adam Ross

Dietitian

Kelly Fradin

Dr. Kelly Fradin

Director of Pediatrics

Hina J. Talib

Dr. Hina J. Talib

Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Cory Kercher

Dr. Cory Kercher

Pediatrics

Amish Nishawala

Dr. Amish Nishawala

Pediatrics

Kersha S. Pennicott

Dr. Kersha S. Pennicott

Pediatrics & Urgent Care

David W. Dodick

Dr. David W. Dodick

Chief Science & Medical Officer, Atria; Co-Chair, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Paul G. Lee

Dr. Paul G. Lee

Chief Clinical Consultant

Richard S. Isaacson

Dr. Richard S. Isaacson

Director of Brain Health

Lawrence C. Newman

Dr. Lawrence C. Newman

Director of Brain Health

Ken Shubin Stein

Dr. Ken Shubin Stein

Co-Founder, Atria; Co-Founder and CEO, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Nieca Goldberg

Dr. Nieca Goldberg

Women’s Health & Cardiology, Medical Director of Atria New York

Benjamin H. Lewis

Dr. Benjamin H. Lewis

Director of Atria South Florida; Cardiology

Rony Shimony

Dr. Rony Shimony

Director of Cardiology

Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Dr. Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Director of Endocrinology; Internal Medicine

Jahangir Rahman

Dr. Jahangir Rahman

Internal Medicine

Jennifer McGugins Hill

Dr. Jennifer McGugins Hill

Internal Medicine

Edward J. Greaney

Dr. Edward J. Greaney

Internal Medicine

Bernard M. Kruger

Dr. Bernard M. Kruger

Internal Medicine

Yadiera M. Brown

Dr. Yadiera M. Brown

Family Medicine

Paul Fenyves

Dr. Paul Fenyves

Internal Medicine

Daniel Angerbauer

Dr. Daniel Angerbauer

Preventive Medicine

Robert Kachko

Robert Kachko

Naturopathic Medicine; Acupuncture

Nicholas D. Caputo

Dr. Nicholas D. Caputo

Director of Urgent & Home Care

Evelyn C. Granieri

Dr. Evelyn C. Granieri

Director of Geriatrics

Carmela Seymour

Dr. Carmela Seymour

Gynecology

Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Dr. Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Medical Dermatology

Kyle O’Flaherty

Kyle O’Flaherty

Director of Performance and Movement; Physical Therapy

Adam Ross

Adam Ross

Dietitian

Kelly Fradin

Dr. Kelly Fradin

Director of Pediatrics

Hina J. Talib

Dr. Hina J. Talib

Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Cory Kercher

Dr. Cory Kercher

Pediatrics

Amish Nishawala

Dr. Amish Nishawala

Pediatrics

Kersha S. Pennicott

Dr. Kersha S. Pennicott

Pediatrics & Urgent Care