Laura Knotts, RDN, CNSC

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Laura Knotts

Nutrition Support Specialist


Bachelor of Science, Dietetics, 1992
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
Dietetic Internship, Emory University Hospital, 1993


Clinical Dietitian, UVA Health System. Primary focus:  Cardiovascular Nutrition Specialization, 1993-2003
Clinical Dietitian, inpatient care and outpatient care for adults and children, Bariatric Surgery program, 2008

Joined the UVA Medicine Nutrition Support Team in the Fall of 2008 to pursue a long-time interest in the area of nutrition support.  Current roles include providing nutrition assessment and recommendations for: inpatient consult service, main hospital nutrition clinic visits, ALS clinic lead.


Role of nutrition in disease management and prevention.

Practical approaches to achieving necessary and beneficial nutrition interventions with respect to disease management. With the ultimate goal of improving quality of life.