Melanie Betz MS, RD, CSR, FAND

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Melanie Betz MS, RD, CSR, CSG, FAND is a Registered Dietitian who specializes in kidney stones. After working in the Section of Nephrology at the University of Chicago, she founded The Kidney Dietitian, an online platform to help educate patients and healthcare providers about science-based nutrition for kidney stones and chronic kidney disease. She is passionate about simplifying kidney nutrition and helping people enjoy food and protecting their kidneys.

She has published her research investigating patient knowledge and adherence to renal diets, plant based diets in kidney disease, and the role of nutrition in kidney stone prevention. As a leader in the field, she is on the board of the Renal Dietetic Practice Group, National Kidney Foundation of Illinois and the Dietitian Advisory Group for the National Kidney Fund.

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