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Theresa Fessler MS RDN CNSC


Bachelor of Science -  Dietetics  - University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1987

Master of Science -  Nutrition - University of Kansas, 1991   

Internship: University of Kansas Medical Center,  1989

Other Credentials:      Certified Nutrition Support Clinician 

Professional Memberships:

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietitians in Nutrition Support practice group

Virginia chapter of ASPEN; and past board member of SSPEN, Kansas chapter of ASPEN

Special Interests:

Home Nutrition Support (for Continuum Home Health)

Nutrition support in critical care, cancer treatment


Long- term parenteral nutrition issues

Role of nutrition in prevention of chronic disease

Previous Experience:

Nutrition Support Specialist - St Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, 1998-2002

Metabolic Support Team RD - Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, MO, 1992-98

Clinical Dietitian - Providence St Margaret health center, 1990-92

Some Recent Publications / Presentations:

Fessler T. Trace elements in parenteral nutrition: a practical guide for dosage and monitoring for adult patients. Nutr Clin Pract 2013; 28(6): 722-729 

Webinar: Fessler T. Recommended changes to parenteral vitamin and trace element products. A.S.P.E.N. - presented Sept 12, 2012

Webinar: Fessler T. Optimizing Enteral Nutrition for Oncology patients. ACCC - Association of Community Cancer Centers- presented May 9, 2012

Vanek V, Borum P, Buchman A, Fessler TA, Howard L, Jeejeebhoy et al. Novel Nutrient Task Force, parenteral multi-vitamin and multi-trace element working group, and ASPEN board of Directors. ASPEN position paper: Recommendations for changes in commercially available parenteral multi-vitamin and multi-trace element products. Nutr Clin Pract 2012; 27(4): 440-491   http://ncp.sagepub.com/content/27/4/440.long

Fessler T. Blenderized foods for home tube feeding. Today's Dietitian 2015; 17(1): 30-33

Fessler T, Havrila C. Nutrition support for esophageal cancer patients. Strategies for meeting the challenges. Today’s Dietitian. 2012; 14 (1): 28-32.

 Fessler T. Thiamine Deficiency - RDs are key players in prevention and treatment. Today’s Dietitian. 2010; 12 (10): 78-82 2010.

Fessler T. Nutrition support in severe acute pancreatitis. Today’s Dietitian 2010; 12 (1):36-40


Theresa Fessler