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Judy Lester, MS, RDN, CSG, LDN

Clinical Dietician, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Specialty Areas

Renal nutrition

Education and Experience

Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition: Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 1980; Nutritionist: Northwest Child Development, Winston-Salem, NC, 1980-1983; Consultant Dietitian: Savannah, Georgia, 1980-1983; Dietetic Internship: University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1984; Consultant Dietitian: 1984-1986; Instructor: Savannah State College, 1986; Staff Development Specialist and Clinical Dietitian: UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC, 2007-2010; Master of Science in Nutrition: Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, 2011; Clinical Dietitian: Department of Public Safety, Raleigh, NC, 2012; Clinical Dietitian: University of North Carolina Health Care System, Chapel Hill, NC, 2012-present.

Clinical Interests

Judy is an outpatient dietitian at UNC Hospital, where she specializes in renal nutritional support. This includes treating pre- and post-renal transplant patients as well as those with chronic kidney disease and diabetes. Of special interest to Judy is the challenge of working with patients from different cultures. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Durham-Chapel Hill Dietetics Association, the North Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the National Kidney Foundation.