Jill Oravitz, RD, CNSC, LDN, CSP – Clinical Oncology Dietitian
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BS, Nutrition - Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Dietetic Internship - Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
Registered & Licensed Dietitian
Certified Nutrition Support Clinician
"As a metabolic support dietitian in the ICU, I provide nutrition to patients at some of the most critical times in their treatment course and when they may otherwise not be able to take in adequate amounts of food and nutrition to sustain them during treatment and recovery."
Jill Oravitz, RD, CNSC, LDN, CSP
Clinical Oncology Dietitian
Registered and licensed dietitian Jill Oravitz is proud to serve patients and be a member of the Nutrition & Metabolic Support Department at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Eastern Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia.
“I think it’s really great how the doctors and entire staff acknowledge how important the role of nutrition is in patients’ overall treatment and recovery,” she notes.
Oravitz is board certified in nutrition support. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Pennsylvania State University and completed a dietetic internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association.
Prior to joining CTCA in October 2011, Oravitz served as a dietitian at hospitals in New York, North Carolina and Massachusetts.
Oravitz recalls what inspired her to become a dietitian, “Being an athlete and dancer growing up, I was always interested in nutrition. But, I found my love of oncology during my internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where I had the opportunity to work closely with dietitians at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. I was then lucky enough to obtain a job right out of my internship working in oncology nutrition. It really reinforced my love of working with cancer patients.”
She adds, “I also lost my mom to breast cancer at a young age, so I’ve always felt like working with cancer patients has been a way to honor her memory.”