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Desiree deWaal, MS, RD, CD, FAND


Current Position: Renal Dietitian, University of Vermont Medical Center

Desirée is a Renal Clinical Dietitian for patients in all stages of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) (inclusive of dialysis) plus kidney stones. She also helps coordinate research studies and quality improvement projects. She published outcomes of Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) slowing progression of CKD and improved biomarkers. She has also written book chapters on nutrition related to kidney disease and kidney stones.  She co-authored manuscripts from her participation in Evidence Analysis Library (EAL) projects for Sodium, Heart Failure and MNT. She currently is Managing Editor for the Renal Nutrition Forum of the Renal Practice Group and is the Reimbursement Representative for the Vermont Affiliate.  Desirée received her B.Sc. from the University of Ottawa in Biochemistry (Nutrition) and interned at the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre. Her Masters of Science is from Texas Woman’s University.