Carolyn Kusenda - Dietitian at CHKD

"As the only free standing children’s hospital in Virginia, CHKD has a strong history of providing world class care to infants and children. There is a strong collaborative environment as everyone is striving to create excellent experiences for patients and families. CHKD is certainly a place where miracles happen. It is right where I want to be!"

Carolyn Kusenda, MS, RD, CNSC, CSP

(757) 668-8688

College: University of Tennessee

Graduate School: University of South Carolina


    Carolyn is the assistant director of clinical nutrition and patient services at CHKD with more than 20 years of experience as a pediatric clinical dietitian. Her primary interest is pediatric nutrition support and managing enteral and parenteral nutrition in both the PICU and NICU.

    Carolyn has mastered pediatric fluid and electrolyte management and supports the training and use of nutrition-focused physical exams when assessing patients for malnutrition.

    Carolyn believes CHKD makes miracles happen through a strong collaborative environment and employees who are always striving for excellence.

    Clinical Interests
    • Pediatric Nutrition Support
    • Managing Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition