Maegan Walrath, MS, RD, LDN
Clinical Oncology Dietitian
Midwestern Regional Medical Center
"I love the patient empowered care team approach. It encourages good communication between team members to make sure we are all on the same page in terms of reaching the patients’ goals."
- Maegan Walrath, MS, RD, LDN
- MS, Clinical Nutrition – Rush University, Chicago, IL
- BS, Dietetics– University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Rush University Medical Center
Practicing Since: 2013
For clinical oncology dietitian Meagan Walrath, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) gives her the opportunity to help cancer patients improve their quality of life through good nutrition. “I am able to offer individualized, evidence-based nutrition recommendations to each patient to help patients maintain their strength and manage any side effects of treatment they may have,” says Walrath.
The integrative care at CTCA appealed to Walrath right away. “I think the team approach encourages good communication between team members to make sure all of the patients’ doctors and clinicians are on the same page in terms of reaching the patients’ goals,” says Walrath.
Walrath obtained her bachelor’s in dietetics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Upon completion, Walrath obtained her masters in clinical nutrition from Rush University in Chicago, IL. Walrath’s thesis was about looking at the adequacy of intake and gastrointestinal side effects of treatment for hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients.
Walrath believes that treating each patient as an individual is of utmost importance. “I see what the patients’ individualized needs are and help them form realistic and attainable goals to increase their quality of life through good nutrition,” says Walrath.
Walrath is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Chicago Dietetic Association.
In her free time, Walrath enjoys cooking and trying new recipes. She also stays active by running and practicing yoga.