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Julie Klitzky MS, RDN, LDN
Julie Klitzky MS, RDN, LDN works as one of the NorthShore University Health System outpatient dietitians, specializing in gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Klitzky received her Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics from The University of Wisconsin Madison and earned her Masters of Science in Dietetics and completed her internship at Ball State University. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, has worked in both the inpatient and outpatient setting and has been practicing as an outpatient dietitian since 2007. Klitzky focuses on helping patients improve their quality of life by identifying trigger foods and creating meal plans to reduce or even resolve their GI symptoms. In her spare time she enjoys trying new recipes, skiing, riding roller coasters with her husband and spending time with their 2 sons.
Atara Schayer RDN, LDN
Atara Schayer RDN, LDN has practiced as both an outpatient and inpatient clinical dietitian since 2008 and joined the NorthShore University Health System dietitian team in 2011. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition and completed her dietetic internship through the University of Illinois at Chicago Coordinated Nutrition Program. As an intern, Schayer worked at various hospitals and clinics around the Chicagoland area including Swedish Covenant hospital, UIC hospital, Highland Park hospital, Mercy Hospital and La Rabida Children’s Hospital. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group. Schayer is passionate about helping patients meet their goals for a healthier lifestyle while enjoying the foods they eat. In her spare time, Schayer enjoys spending time with her family and bike riding.
Marisa Spiegel RDN, LDN
Marisa Spiegel RDN, LDN has been with the NorthShore University HealthSystem since 2007 and during her time here has worked as both an outpatient and inpatient clinical dietitian. Spiegel graduated from The Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, completed a dietetic internship at Hines VA Hospital and has also worked with the government funded nutrition program, WIC. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group.
During her time at NorthShore, Spiegel has worked with a variety of patients across the lifespan. She is passionate about helping individuals improve their health and prevent or treat medical conditions. She assists her patients in making positive diet and lifestyle changes, including improvements in both their eating habits and overall relationship with food. Spiegel represents the NorthShore University HealthSystem at presentations and health fairs in the community and is a member of the bariatric research team. When she is not working, Spiegel enjoys dancing, yoga, attending group fitness classes, cooking, trying new recipes, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Mary Suarez, RDN, LDN
Mary Suarez RDN, LDN has been with the NorthShore University Health System since 1995. She began her career at Evanston Hospital as an inpatient dietitian and then transitioned to an outpatient role. Suarez received her Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Nutrition from Mundelein College. After graduating, she worked for a food manufacturer for 10 years in the test kitchen and eventually was promoted to manager of production. While working for the food manufacturer, Suarez recognized that she desired to pursue her interest in nutrition and decided to go back to school to become a dietitian. She completed her dietetic internship at Baylor University Healthcare System. Suarez is involved in research with the bariatric team at NorthShore and also participates in nutrition-related engagements such as health fairs and lectures.
Suarez is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group. She relishes in spending her free time with family and enjoys cooking, baking and modifying recipes to make them heart healthy and tasty.