Meet our Team

Registered Dietitians (RDs) are food and nutrition experts who have met specific requirements established by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). RDs have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in dietetics, nutrition, or nutrition sciences from an accredited program.  Coursework includes sciences such as biochemistry, microbiology, food science, human anatomy and physiology; nutrition-specific courses such as clinical dietetics, community nutrition, life-cycle nutrition, medical nutrition therapy; and education and counseling specific training. 

RDs also must complete a dietetic internship or supervised practice program for hands-on, in-the-field experience.  RDs then must pass a national registration exam before becoming an RD.  Thereafter, RDs must obtain annual continuing education credits in order to complete the recertification process. This process ensures that RDs stay abreast of the latest research and practice information to best serve the public.

At UCSF Health, we excel in evidence-based care for patients admitted to our inpatient units at Parnassus, Mission Bay, and Mount Zion hospitals as well as patients seen in our outpatient clinics throughout the Bay Area.

Amber Antonopoulos
Critical Care, Heart and Lung Transplant
Kaitlyn Attiga
Surgical oncology, Obstetrics
Callie Austin
General Pediatrics
Micaela Bellés
General Pediatrics
Casey Britts
General Pediatrics
Jaci Brownlee-Cervantes
Pediatric Critical Care, Inborn Errors of Metabolism
Emily Brumsted
Critical Care, General Surgery
Shannon Burke
Neonatology, Pediatric surgery
Kristi Cheng
Nephrology, Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis
Alyson Crowley
General Pediatrics
Mary Ellen DiPaola
Pre-kidney Transplant, Bariatric Surgery, Women's Health
Angie Fong
Preventive Cardiology, Weight Management, Digestive Disorders
Maria Hetherton
Neonatology, Pediatric critical care
Cait Hogan
Clinical Nutrition Manager, Adult Inpatient
Yishan Huang
Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery, Heart and Lung Transplant
Shana Johnson
General Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Rosa Keller
General Pediatrics
Lisa Keung
Pediatric chronic kidney disease, Dialysis, Kidney transplant
Talya Kurzion
Adult endocrinology: Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, weight management, hyperlipidemia, Pediatric clinical nutrition
Mikayla Kuykendall
Pediatric Eating Disorders
Allie Latray
Inborn errors of metabolism, Pediatrics
Shannon Lee
Neurosciences, Critical Care
Cathy Lee
General medicine, General surgery
Siya Luo
General Medicine
Sarianne Madsen
Ketogenic Diet, Pediatrics
Cat Marks
General pediatrics, Pediatric gastroenterology
Sarah Mencia
Obstetrics, General pediatrics
Julius Navarro
Adult Chronic Dialysis
Meghan Owens
Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant
Bree Phillips
Pediatric Rheumatology, Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Nephrology
Chloe Sasakado
Liver, Kidney, Pancreas and Auto Islet Cell Transplant
Beth Saunders
Pediatrics, Adolescent health, Eating disorders
Neha Shah
Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ostomy, Short Bowel Syndrome
Liz Sullivan
Dietetic Internship Director, DTR Supervisor, Behavioral Health RD
Tara Trakin
General Pediatrics
Renee Wah
General Medicine, Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery
Isabelle Wlodkowski
General Medicine
Clarissa Wong
General Pediatrics, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant
Melissa Xia
Weight Management