Mary Englert, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
Clinical Oncology Dietitian
Midwestern Regional Medical Center
"I have so much to learn from each and every patient. Their strength, passion, and dedication make me strive to be a better clinician."
- Mary Englert, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
- MS, Clinical Nutrition - Rush University
- BS, Dietetics - University of Wisconsin, Madison
Practicing Since: 2010
As a clinical oncology dietitian with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), Mary Englert knows the importance of maintaining a good diet during cancer care. For that reason, the Patient Empowered Care team approach holds special appeal. “The Patient Empowered Care model allows excellent communication with members of the team to strive toward a common goal that will benefit patients,” says Englert.
After obtaining a bachelor degree in dietetics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Englert studied clinical nutrition at Rush University, in Chicago, obtaining her masters degree in 2012. As part of her coursework, she completed a dietetic internship that included writing diet orders to adult patients in intensive care, surgery, and in treatment for cancer and gastrointestinal issues. In 2010, she received the College of Health Sciences Scholarship Award in the Department of Clinical Nutrition.
As a diet technician at Rush University, in 2012, Englert assessed nutritional needs of patients and joined research to unravel the impact of protein and calories on patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Englert is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Chicago Dietetic Association. She has also participated in research focused on nutrition for hematopoietic stem cell patients, with results published in academic journals.
At CTCA, Englert has continued her intense focus on providing optimal nutritional support for her patients, to maximize health benefits. She participates in ongoing research at CTCA focused on breast cancer, but it’s the patient interactions she enjoys most of all. “I have so much to learn from each and every patient,” says Englert. “Their strength, passion, and dedication make me strive to be a better clinician.”