Nicole Greene, RD, LDN
Clinical Oncology Dietitian
Midwestern Regional Medical Center
"I love the way we cater to our patients and make this difficult experience easier for them. I enjoy learning from my colleagues and working closely with other disciplines."
- Nicole Greene, RD, LDN
- BS, Nutrition/Dietetics – University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
- Philadelphia/New York through Sodexo
Practicing Since: 2013
Clinical oncology dietitian Nicole Greene was drawn to Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) for its patient-centered approach to cancer care. “I knew that I could make a big difference here by helping patients cope with nutritional side effects,” says Greene. “I also knew I would be able to spend an adequate amount of time with my patients instead of rushing through appointments.”
Greene obtained her bachelor’s in nutrition from the University of Arizona, where she was on the Dean’s List. While in school, Greene worked as a nutrition educator where she taught a “Kids Club” program that focused on nutrition and physical activity to a class of eighteen underprivileged elementary students. She also taught diabetes education in an endocrinology center at Stroger Hospital during the summer.
Greene completed her nutrition internship from Sodexo Dietetic Internships, where she performed numerous tasks, including:
- Provided nutrition assessments, education and interventions for acute and critical care patients
- Counseled children and family about dietary changes for better disease management in cystic fibrosis unit
- Researched and developed a case study report on anorexia in the geriatric population
Before joining CTCA, Greene worked in an out-patient diabetes center where she counseled patients about the pathology of their diabetes and ways to control blood glucose.
Greene believes in forming strong relationships with her patients. “I always like to focus on positive changes the patient has made in order to make sure they leave with a good feeling,” says Greene. “I like to see what they are interested in and find a way to connect with the patient so they feel comfortable talking to me.”