Medical Fitness Dietitian
Samantha is a registered dietitian at the Benson Cancer Center on the Ochsner Medical Center campus. Samantha provides nutrition therapy for patients before, during, and after any type of cancer treatment. Samantha attends weekly chemotherapy class to answer nutrition related questions of first time chemotherapy patients. Samantha’s role in cancer treatment is to provide a one on one nutrition assessment based on a specific cancer diagnosis, diet and medical history and lab results. She works as part of a multidisciplinary team to develop an appropriate plan to accomplish personalized nutrition goals and monitor and evaluate ongoing progress. Additionally, Samantha hosts quarterly cooking demonstrations with Ochsner’s executive chef, Chef Marc Gilberti, to promote healthy eating by preparing quick and easy recipes highlighting in-season fruits and vegetables. She also serves as dietitian for the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivorship Program (AYA) and serves as a guest speaker at various cancer support groups at Ochsner.
For more information or if you’d like to set up an appointment, Samantha can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-842-8620.