Dietitian Services

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN’s) provide medical nutrition therapy to all patient population groups including neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatrics. The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Stead Family Children’s Hospital, and Iowa River Landing (IRL) provide therapy, education, and services to a variety of medical conditions and units including:

  • Nephrology
  • Dialysis, Pulmonary
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Endocrine, Sports Medicine
  • Behavioral Health
  • Eating Disorders
  • Bariatrics
  • Cardiology
  • Transplants (including heart, lung, kidney, pancreas, bone marrow)
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Neurology (including Ketogenic)
  • Burn Treatment Center

UI Healthcare also has specialized RDN’s providing care on various intensive care units including: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Surgical/Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, Medical Intensive Care Unit, as well as an Advanced Nutrition Support Team.

Clinical Nutrition Services provides:

  • Timely nutrition assessment, counseling, nutrition education, and instruction as ordered by the medical staff and/or as defined in departmental policies to meet the needs of patients' various backgrounds
  • Clinical nutrition care for a diverse patient populations, provided by 16 41 registered and licensed dietitians with assistance from 4 dietetic clerks
  • Clinical nutrition services to both inpatients and outpatients of The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Stead Family Children’s Hospital, and Iowa River Landing Clinic