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Raya Mikesell, RDN, LD

Raya Mikesell
pronouns: She\Her\Hers

bio

Raya Mikesell, RDN, LD, is a registered and licensed dietitian at Dayton Children's Hospital. Raya specializes in pediatric nutrition in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. In clinic, Raya sees patient types that include weight management, poor weight gain, malnutrition, food allergies, picky eating, infant/toddler nutrition, inborn errors of metabolism, eating disorders, general healthy eating, and many other nutrition-related needs. Raya also sees patients with nutritional needs in the genetics department. 

education and training

education: Undergraduate degree from Miami University

internship: Dietetics at University of Virginia Health System

Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

Nutrition impacts many aspects of life. I am passionate about equipping patients and their caregivers with tools to ensure health and wellness is achieved throughout all stages of life. 

I like working with kids because...

They radiate a curious mind and positive energy. Working with children makes every day unique and exciting.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

Of the organization's values. Their mission of "Relentless pursuit of optimal health for every child within our reach" aligns with my views as a health care provider.

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