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Kelly Issokson, MS, RD, CNSC

About Kelly Issokson, MS, RD, CNSC

Kelly Issokson, MS, RD, CNSC, is the Clinical Nutrition Coordinator at the F. Widjaja Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Institute at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, California. She provides nutrition therapy to children and adults in the IBD clinics, including the Nutrition & Integrative IBD Subspecialty Clinic with Dr. Eric Vasiliauskas, and the Prehabilitation Subspecialty Clinic with nurse practitioner Andrea Banty. She is the Course Director and Apprenticeship Director of the newly minted Cedars-Sinai Advanced Dietary IBD Education and Training (DIET) Program. 

She earned her M.S. degree in nutrition and completed her dietetic internship at California State University in Northridge, California. She presents research and serves as an expert voice on panels at conferences and medical centers around the country. Recent speaking engagements include the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, USC Keck School of Medicine, the American College of Gastroenterology, the Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo, FOOD: The Main Course, and a visiting professorship at the University of Chicago.

She is the Associate Editor of Nutrition at the Crohn’s & Colitis 360 online open-access journal. She has published research investigating knowledge gaps within the IBD nutrition community, and best practices for screening and managing patients with malnutrition. Her current research focus is on the nutritional optimization of surgical patients with IBD. She has also co-authored a chapter in Women’s Health in IBD entitled “The Role of Diet, Nutrition, and the Microbiome in Women with IBD.”


  • Speaker: Ajinomoto Cambrooke
  • Consultant: Takeda, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation