Carla is a board certified metabolic and nutritional medicine specialist and a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Ms. Heiser holds a master’s degree in Nutrition from New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY. Ms. Heiser is the founder of Avellino Group Ltd. The Avellino Group coordinates nutrient, pharmacy, lifestyle and case management for wellness and medical clients alongside of advanced practice medical doctors. In addition to providing comprehensive in-person integrative medical nutrition therapy, the Avellino team supports virtual education and concierge service delivery.
Ms. Heiser specializes in women’s and men’s health. She has over 25 years of experience focusing on clinical research and program development in the field of Nutritional Science. Blending nutritional therapy with medical approaches to optimize health outcomes is hallmark of the clinical practice approaches at The Avellino Group Ltd.
Ms. Heiser is a frequent invited-speaker at national meetings and has published research in the areas of diet effects on blood fat levels; antioxidants in human disease; and diet intervention for chronic disease. Before establishing The Avellino Group, Ltd. Ms. Heiser participated in education and research at the University level.
In 2006, Carla made a life changing trip to Romania where she witnessed first hand the atrocities of vulnerable children. Following this trip, Carla advocated the support of a now grown “COCI kid.” Ana-Marie is now part of Carla’s family and is thriving in Chicago pursuing her dream of becoming a physician.