Kristi Cheng is a dietitian who cares for adults with cystic fibrosis and for patients undergoing lung, heart, liver or kidney transplantation. Rather than focusing on foods to remove from someone's diet, she helps patients determine which foods they can eat, in accordance with their medical conditions.

In addition to working with patients, Cheng is involved in nutrition education. She helps train dietetic interns and educates other UCSF health care providers and community members on nutrition topics.

After earning a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and cell biology at the University of California, San Diego, Cheng earned a master of public health degree in nutrition at Loma Linda University. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Outside of work, Cheng enjoys learning new languages, kickboxing and listening to music.

  • Education

    Loma Linda University, MPH, Nutrition, 2017

  • Languages



My passion is meeting people where they are and helping them achieve their nutrition goals in sustainable steps.

Clinics I work with

Cystic Fibrosis Center

400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0359

Heart Transplant Program

400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Nephrology and Hypertension Faculty Practice

400 Parnassus Ave., B1 Plaza Level
San Francisco, CA 94143

Nutrition Counseling Clinic at Parnassus

400 Parnassus Avenue,, Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Please check with your health insurance plan regarding coverage for this type of care. Not all providers at UCSF are covered by every insurance plan.