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Clinical Nutrition

Because of their diverse training, registered dietitians in Clinical Nutrition Services are integral members of the multidisciplinary team that provide patient care at St. Jude and are committed to excellence in patient care. All of our staff are licensed and registered nutrition professionals, many with advanced degrees and specialized certifications. Our team has expertise in many areas of medical nutrition therapy.

Providing care to the oncology patient through the work of Certified Specialists in Oncology

Kristy Gibbons and Katelyn Hart

Kristy Gibbons, MS, RDN, CSP, CSO, LDN
Lead Clinical Dietitian

Jodie Greear and patient

Jodie Greear, MS, RDN, CSO, LDN
Clinical Dietitian III

Clinical Nutrition

Katie Badgett, MS, RDN, CSP, LDN
Clinical Dietitian III

Certified Specialists in Pediatrics provide essential nutrient plans for growing children.

Carla Cartwright and patient

Carla Cartwright, RDN, CSO, LDN, CNSC
Clinical Dietitian III

Certified Nutrition Support Clinicians provide nutrition support through enteral and parenteral care.


Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists with Master’s Degrees in Clinical Nutrition offer wellness and general nutrition information.

Karen Ringwald-Smith

Karen Ringwald-Smith, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
Project Manager

Lucille Fletcher-Pope

Lucille Fletcher-Pope, MS, RDN, LDN
Clinical Dietitian I


International Board Certified Lactation Consultants offer lactation counseling and support.

Ginger Carney

Clinical Nutrition Director