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Kristan Pontillo, RD, CSR

Registered Dietitian

Kristan Pontillo, RD, CSR


Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kristan Pontillo, has been providing Medical Nutrition Therapy consultations to the patients of Summit Nephrology for over 10 years. Kristan is a Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition since 2006 and has been working with dialysis patients for over 25 years.

Upon physician referrals, Kristan provides individual nutrition assessments and education based on the stage of Chronic Kidney Disease. Kristan finds her work with kidney patients rewarding by helping to clarify the confusion about the “renal diet” and providing best strategies to maintain kidney function. Emphasizing plant-based nutrition, Kristan provides shopping, meal planning and cooking techniques to achieve tasty and nutritious meals.

She lives in Newcastle with her husband and a small flock of chickens and enjoys gardening, cooking, quilting, and skiing.  

Degrees and Certifications:

  • • Bachelor of Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, California State University, Chico 1985
  • • Dietetic Internship, Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Northridge, CA 1986
  • • Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition, Commission on Dietetic Registration 2006