Dietitian Services

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) provide medical nutrition therapy to all patient population groups including neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatrics. University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, UI 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 Health Care also has specialized RDNs 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
  • 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 diverse patient populations, provided by 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