Focused on disease prevention and health promotion, the transplant nutritionist provides patients with the necessary tools and resources, such as individualized meal plans, recipes, educational materials, and nutritional feedings and supplements, to help achieve and maintain a healthy weight. The nutritionist helps patients develop healthy eating plans based on their specific medical needs and requirements.
Asha Kasaraneni, BSc (Hons), MS, RD, CNSD
Asha joined the Transplant Institute in 2005, after completing a dietetic internship at BIDMC. She is a registered dietitian, having completed a Didactic Program in Dietetics at Simmons College. She earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Northumbria, England, and a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, in applied human nutrition, from Leeds Metropolitan University, England. She is also a certified nutrition support dietitian, qualified by the American Society of Parental and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN).
"I absolutely love my job, would not be doing anything else. My job is challenging yet so much rewarding. There is no greater satisfaction than helping pre- and post-transplant patients and their families with their diet and nutrition, which is so crucial for their recovery."