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Meet the UH CINEMA Team

University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute’s Center for Integrated and Novel Approaches in Vascular-Metabolic Disease (UH CINEMA) is a multidisciplinary team of doctors, certified diabetes educators, dietitians, nurses and dedicated pharmacist who provide patients with the best in coordinated cardiology, nephrology, endocrinology and advanced imaging services.

Preventive Cardiologists

Our preventive cardiologists meet with patients for symptom assessment, risk factor calculation, medication prescription and lifestyle counseling.

Nutritional Counseling and Lifestyle Modification

Our registered dietitian nutritionist discusses strategies with patients to help modify dietary habits and increase activity levels to improve overall health.

  • Jodie Porges, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES

Nurse Navigators

Our dedicated nurse coordinators help patients throughout the treatment process by providing educational tools and serving as a key contact for follow up clinical questions.

  • Elke Eaton, MEd, BSN, CDCES, RN-BC
  • Quiana Howard, MSN, RN-BC

Diabetes Educators

Our certified specialists provide comprehensive and individualized education for patients with diabetes and cardiometabolic conditions.

  • Elke Eaton, MEd, BSN, CDCES, RN-BC
  • Jodie Porges, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES

Clinical Pharmacy

Our pharmacist educates patients on their medications, including providing important information on drug interactions, and details on financial coverage and access.

  • Matthew Nennstiel, PharmD

Clinical Partners


Program Administrators

  • Katherine Forrest, MBA
  • Amanda Spino, MBA

Make an Appointment

Your health is important. Get expert care.

Call 216-844-1357 to schedule an appointment. For more information about UH CINEMA, email CINEMA@UHhospitals.org.