Kristina Stodola, MS, RD, LDN, CSO
Clinical Oncology Dietitian
Midwestern Regional Medical Center
"The care model at Cancer Treatment Centers of America really impressed me and I immediately knew it would be a great fit for me. I enjoy working closely with patients to help improve their quality of life by enhancing their nutrition status, as well as developing dietary and lifestyle interventions to help patients achieve their personal goals."
- Kristina Stodola, MS, RD, LDN, CSO
- BS, Human Nutrition - University of Illinois at Chicago
- MS - Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Dietetic Internship - Mount Mary University, Milwaukee
- Certified Specialist in Oncology
- Registered & Licensed Dietitian
Practicing Since: 2011
Registered and licensed dietitian Kristina Stodola is a member of many patients’ care team at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern). As part of an integrative team approach, Stodola works closely with her patients’ medical oncologists and naturopathic oncology providers to ensure the different components of their treatment plans work cohesively.
Stodola provides nutrition consultations to new and returning patients. She evaluates them for vitamin and mineral deficiencies and nutrition risks, and helps them design individualized nutrition plans. She offers nutrition tips to help patients manage treatment side effects and, when needed, provides medical nutrition therapy.
“Patients going through cancer treatment often face challenges that impact their nutrition status,” says Stodola. “Based on what their cancer treatment plan is, I help my patients understand potential side effects that can impact their nutrition. We discuss ways they can meet their nutritional needs and goals should they experience side effects such as nausea, taste changes, loss of appetite, early satiety and difficulty swallowing.”
Stodola adds, “We provide nutrition education not only to our patients, but also to their caregivers. Caregivers are welcome to join patients during consultations so that I can address their questions and concerns regarding the best way to support their loved one nutritionally.”
Stodola holds a bachelor’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Master of Science degree from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After completing a dietetic internship through Mount Mary University, Stodola joined the CTCA® at Midwestern nutrition metabolic support team in June 2011.
Stodola is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND), the Illinois AND and the Chicago Dietetic Association.