Our Dietitians

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Offer Practical Nutrition Solutions for Healthy Living

The registered dietitian nutritionists at University Hospitals are food and nutrition experts who translate the science of nutrition into real-world solutions for healthy living. Our highly skilled registered dietitian nutritionists use their nutritional expertise to help patients make positive lifestyle changes.

Meet Our Outpatient Registered Dietitian Nutritionists

Heather Butscher, MS, RD, LD
Heather Butscher, MS, RDN, LD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist/ Licensed Dietitian
Adult Outpatient Clinical Nutrition

Heather Butscher, MS, RDN, LD, works with adult patients on nutrition education and awareness at UH Ahuja Medical Center and UH Landerbrook and UH Medina health centers.

Education: MS, Public Health Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University; Dietetic Internship, Department of Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University; BS, Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University

Specialty Areas: Wellness/prevention, corporate health, weight management, cardiovascular health, lipid management, bariatric support, celiac disease, diabetes prevention and management

Professional affiliations: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Cleveland Dietetic Association; Sports, Cardiovascular Nutrition and Wellness Dietetic Practice Group

Renee Cooper, RD, LD
Renee Cooper, RDN, LD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist/ Licensed Dietitian
Adult Outpatient Clinical Nutrition

Renee Cooper, RDN, LD, works with adult patients on nutrition education and awareness at our UH W.O. Walker, UH Landerbrook, and UH Mentor locations.

Education: Dietetic Internship, Cleveland Clinic; BS, Miami University

Specialty Areas: Disease prevention and general wellness, corporate health, adult weight management, cardiovascular health, lipid management, bariatric support, celiac disease, diabetes prevention and management

Professional affiliations: Academy of Nutrition Dietetics; Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Greater Cleveland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine-Dietetic Practice Group

Janice Friswold, RD, LD, CDE
Janice Friswold, RDN, LD, CDE

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist/ Licensed Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator
Adult Outpatient Clinical Nutrition

Janice Friswold, RDN, LD, CDE, works with adult patients on nutrition education and awareness at our UH W.O. Walker, UH Mentor and UH Westlake health centers.

Education: BS, Foods and Nutrition, Kent State University; Internship, Parma Community General Hospital

Specialty Areas: Diabetes education, adult weight management, cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease nutrition

Professional affiliations: Diabetes Care and Education, Sports Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease and Weight Management practice groups of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; northeast Ohio and National American Association of Diabetes Educators

Amy Jamieson-Petonic, M.Ed., RDN, CSSD, LD
Amy Jamieson-Petonic, M.Ed., RDN, CSSD, LD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist/ Licensed Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics
Adult/Pediatric Outpatient Clinical Nutrition

Amy Jamieson-Petonic works with both pediatric and adult patients on nutrition education and healthy lifestyle habits at W.O. Walker Building, UH Westlake Health Center, and UH Medina Health Center.

Education: M.Ed., Exercise Science, Cleveland State University, BS, Dietetics, The University of Akron

Specialty areas: Pediatrics, Sports Nutrition, corporate health, wellness and prevention, weight management, cardiovascular disease and diabetes management

Professional affiliations: American Academy of Nutrition Dietetics; Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Greater Cleveland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Practice Group, Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group and Medical Nutrition Therapy Dietetic Practice Group

Abby Reinier, RDN, CSP, LD
Abby Reinier, RDN, CSP, LD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist/ Licensed Dietitian
Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition
Licensed Dietitian
Pediatric Outpatient Clinical Nutrition

Works with pediatric patients on nutrition education and awareness at UH Case Medical Center, UH Landerbrook Health Center, UH Westlake Health Center and UH Medina Health Center.

Education: BS, Dietetics and Nutrition, Bowling Green State University; Dietetic Internship, Mount Carmel College of Nursing

Specialty areas: Pediatrics – Disease prevention and management, general wellness, weight management, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, lipid management, diabetes, renal disease, pulmonary disease, immune disorders, seizure disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, celiac disease, food allergies and intolerances, growth concerns, infant and toddler feeding, enteral nutrition support.

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