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Therapeutic Ketogenic Dietitians (TKD)
These Registered Dietitians are experienced with the Medical Ketogenic Diet for epilepsy and are willing to work with your mental health treatment team.
Keto Dietitian. RD, CSP, CDE
Denise has been a Registered Dietitian (RD) for 29 years. She administered the Ketogenic Diet to children with epilepsy and other conditions at the University of Michigan CS Mott Children’s Hospital for 11 years and now runs her own Private Practice for Ketogenic Diet Therapy.
She is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and a Certified Specialist in Pediatrics (CSP).
Denise received her BS in Dietetics from Michigan State University and completed her Dietetic Internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Keto Dietitian. RDN, LDN, CNSC
Candy’s history as a Registered Dietitian includes 6 years of clinical experience at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 7 years of experience working with clinical research studies, and 15 years of clinical work within the Duke Health System. In collaboration with Duke pediatric epileptologists, Candy helped establish The Ketogenic Therapy Center at Duke University Hospital in 2010. And in 2019, she established the Duke University Health System Ketogenic Therapy Practice Council. Candy also works within a network of private practice, ketogenic specialists established through the Charlie Foundation. And, she serves as a volunteer Registered Dietitian with the Samaritan Health Center, which provides medical care to under served residents of Durham, North Carolina.
Keto Dietitian. MS, RD/RDN, LDN, CNSC
Kelly Roehl, MS, RDN-AP, LDN, CNSC is an Advanced Practice Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN-AP), and a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition. She is an expert in ketogenic diet therapy for both adult and pediatric patients with epilepsy and other neurologic conditions, weight management, cancer, and general health. Kelly’s 10 years of experience in clinical nutrition, including ketogenic therapy and research as an Advanced Level Dietitian at Rush University Medical Center has resulted in numerous peer-reviewed publications and invited presentations in the area of ketogenic therapy. Kelly is an author of The Deliciously Keto Cookbook, and follows a ketogenic lifestyle, allowing her to provide practical recommendations.
Additionally, Kelly is the lead clinician on the adult critical care and nutrition support team at Rush University Medical Center. Her research interests include ketogenic diet and metabolic therapy, enteral and parenteral nutrition support, and malnutrition. As an educator, Kelly is an instructor within the Rush University College of Health Sciences where she guides the education of graduate students and dietetic interns, and is adjunct faculty at Illinois Institute of Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org