Helen K Delichatsios

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital

HELEN DELICHATSIOS, MD, SM is a clinician-educator at Massachusetts General Hospital.

A graduate of Cornell University Medical College, Helen completed her Internal Medicine residency at Cornell New York Hospital and earned a Masters of Science degree in Epidemiology at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

Helen has an active Primary Care practice, teaches students and residents, and serves as a mentor to junior faculty. She has developed educational tools on nutrition for her patients, trainees, and peers. Her research interests and publications concern effective nutrition and obesity counseling methods in the Primary Care Office. She is an integral member of the Lifestyle Medicine Program at MGH.

Pre-pandemic, Helen offered Shared Medical Appointments in the office for patients with metabolic disorders with an emphasis on self-management and teaching through cooking. With Covid-19, she promptly transitioned to a Zoom platform where she runs Virtual Group Visits that include Culinary Medicine instruction.

At Harvard Medical School, Helen directed the Preventive Medicine and Nutrition course in the early 2000’s and she led transitions to subsequent iterations of nutrition courses as the curriculum evolved. In the Division of Nutrition at HMS, she strives to increase nutrition and obesity education in all four years of medical school and graduate medical education. Helen runs faculty development sessions on nutrition education, including physician self-health.