Ms. Ayla Coussa Clinical Dietitian

Education:

  • Master's Degree in Human Nutrition at McGill University, Canada
  • BS Dietetics & Human Nutrition at McGill University (Montreal, Canada) – 2011

Special Expertise and Services:

  • Diabetes and Weight Management
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • obesity

Ms. Ayla Coussa is licensed by the American and Canadian Orders of Dietetics and is the Clinical Dietitian at Bareen Hospital.

Prior to joining Bareen Hospital, Ms. Coussa ran a private practice in dietetics in two polyclinics in Montreal, Canada.

Ms. Coussa is specialized in diabetes and weight management and was involved in patients counseling at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Canada. Ms. Coussa played a pioneer role in introducing Nutrigenomix©, which is the nutritional analysis test using genetic testing, into the Quebec market in 2012.

She has previously worked in Aleppo, Syria on starting-up a dietetic practice in private hospitals. Ms. Coussa has also been involved in academia as a teacher assistant at McGill University (Montreal, Canada) since 2010 and as a guest lecturer in the Department of Dietetics & Human Nutrition since 2012. As a registered dietitian and an ongoing advocate of public wellbeing, Ms. Coussa developed the first Arabic version of the Diabetes Prevention and Management Nutrition tool for the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Membership: Professional Dietetics Order in Quebec, American Commission on Dietetic Registration, Canadian Diabetes Association, American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Quebec Association.

Ms. Coussa also received certifications in Eating Disorders and Pre & Postnatal Nutrition and physical activity counseling.

Language Spoken: English, Arabic, French and Spanish