Kathleen M. Zatavekas, MBA, RD, LDN

  • Registered Dietician
  • UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside

Registered dieticians provide nutritional counseling through diet management to promote good nutrition while preventing malnutrition. She is available to:

  • Assess each patient’s nutritional needs based upon the progression of the disease.
  • Develop individual care plans for each patient to promote a good nutritional status.
  • Suggest calorie and protein supplements to increase daily caloric and nutrient consumption.
  • Adapt the consistency of foods and liquids when swallowing becomes difficult.
  • Recommend other forms of nutrition (such as tube feedings) when patients are not able to maintain adequate nutrition.