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Kimberly Ortega, MS, RD, LD
Dietician and Oncology Specialist
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Kim Ortega is a clinical dietitian, specializing in oncology for over 7 years at the Ireland Cancer Center, University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

She received her Master of Science in Human Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University, while completing her Dietetic Internship at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Her undergraduate work in Nutrition Management was done at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.

She has played an essential role in the development and implementation of nutrition care paths and nutrition guidelines for appropriate screening, assessment and intervention by the oncology clinical practice at the Ireland Cancer Center. In turn, she has implemented several educational in-services for oncology nursing staff and other health professionals, developing nutritional tools, resources and handbooks.

Her focus on nutrition education not only positively affects oncology patients, but the oncology community. She has given several group and community presentations, including those representing the American Cancer Society. She has been interviewed on several occasions by the news media, commenting on the latest studies in cancer and nutrition.