MD PhD Rūta Petereit

Dietology physician

MD PhD Rūta Petereit

Knowing that you are able to help patients isn’t sufficient, it is necessary to see the positive result of the treatment as well. The greatest motivation while working comes from seeing the sparkle and hope in the eyes of the patient when appears a tangible positive change. Then the mutual motivation emerges to take the same path towards better health. It is exceptionally hard to change the lifestyle habits, however cooperation and desire are fundamental.

Work activity

Since 2018 – Dietology physician psychotherapist at Clinic AGATAS;

Since September 2014 Lecturer at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences;

Since September 2008 Dietology physician at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences;

August 2007 – September 2014 Assistant at Gastroenterology Department at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences.

Education and qualification
  • 2019 March – Basic training in motivational interviewing;
  • 2019 February – Graduate of the Introductory Psychotherapy Course (Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy) at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) Behavioral Medicine Clinic (4800 hours);
  • 2014 June 27 defended Doctoral degree in medical sciences “Nutrition habits, adherence to dietary recommendations and factors leading to weight loss and return after surgery”
  • 2009 – 2013 Gastroenterology Doctorant at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences;
  • 2005 – 2008 Dietology Residency at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Hospital;
  • 2004 – 2005 Internist at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Hospital
  • Lactase non-persistence is directed by DNA-variation-dependent epigenetic aging. 2016  
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms and eating behavior among morbidly obese patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. 2014 
  • Nutrition in pregnancy after bariatric surgery. 2014 
  • Modern opinion about obesity nutrition. Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2013 
  • Patients knowledge about nutrition and vitamin and mineral use after gastric bypass. 2012