Kyle Dent, MS, RD, LDN
Clinical Oncology Dietitian
Midwestern Regional Medical Center
"I educate patients about potential food and drug interactions associated with their treatments and encourage healthy eating."
- Kyle Dent, MS, RD, LDN
- MS, Dietetics - Loyola University Chicago
- BS, Human Ecology - The Ohio State University, Columbus
- Dietetic Internship - Loyola University Chicago
- Registered & Licensed Dietitian
Practicing Since: 2013
“I am thrilled to be part of the CTCA team,” says Kyle Dent, a clinical oncology dietitian at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Zion, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. “I love having personal interactions with patients and their families at CTCA too.”
Dent earned a bachelor’s degree in human ecology from The Ohio State University in Columbus. He continued his education at Loyola University Chicago, where he completed a master’s degree in dietetics. His training included a 1,200-hour dietetic internship that included a clinical rotation at a large medical center, nutrition-focused research and a public health program for high school students. Between his undergraduate and graduate training, Dent also worked as a nutrition associate and personal trainer. He joined CTCA in April 2014.
A licensed and registered dietitian, Dent is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and of the Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
At CTCA, Dent provides guidance about diet and nutrition. Working closely with patients and their families, he develops recommendations for foods and nutrients that will support patients during medical treatment. He also provides guidance on maintaining a healthy lifestyle after treatment is completed. He integrates evidence-based research into his approach and consults with other members of patients’ care teams. “At CTCA, clinicians all work together to provide integrative care,” says Dent.
Dent, who spent a number of years growing up in Zion, is happy to be back in the area. He often visits with his grandparents, who live just two blocks away from CTCA. He adds, “I have so many memories of Zion, from learning to ice skate at the park district to being chased by geese near the pond in front of the hospital.”
In his free time, Dent enjoys working out and cooking.