Diana Fisher, RDN, has been a Registered Dietitian for over 30 years with varied experiences including Community Nutrition programs (WIC and Head Start), self employed as a Consultant Dietitian, and Director of Food & Nutrition Services at a hospital. For the past 15 years, she has been a renal dietitian at Fresenius Kidney Care with In-center hemodialysis patients as well as patients on home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. During this time, she has enjoyed training new dietitians, precepting dietetic interns and developing and presenting renal nutrition and nutrition quality improvement workshops to clinic staff and dietitians. She was on the Velphoro Medical Advisory Board, a member of the Editorial Staff of the Fresenius Nutrition Network newsletter and the Fresenius Nutrition Quality Committee.
Since 2010, Diana has been a member of the National Kidney Foundation, the Council on Renal Nutrition, and the planning committee for the annual Southwest Nephrology Conference. In addition, she has been the Co-Chair for the Council on Renal Nutrition since 2016. In 2018, she was a speaker at the Nutrition Alliance’s 18th Annual Conference on, “Kidney Disease and Renal Nutrition,” to an audience of dietitians and other disciplines from long term care and skilled nursing facilities.
Diana is a leader in the nephrology community both at a local and national level. Many of her colleagues engage her to learn more from her expertise in renal nutrition and patient care. Her favorite thing about being a renal dietitian is seeing patients over time and helping them make necessary changes to improve their health and to thrive. Diana is humbled by the recognition of her achievements in the renal community and is grateful of receiving this award.