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Lisa Ploss



About me

Lisa Ploss is a registered dietitian and board certified specialist in oncology nutrition. Having worked in many settings, she has found that her most fulfilling role is supporting patients diagnosed with cancer.

A registered dietitian for more than 30 years, Ploss' goal is to make nutritional information relevant and practical, with plans tailored to each patient's particular diagnosis and life circumstances. She is delighted when her patients make dietary changes that improve their quality of life.

Before joining UCSF, Ploss served as a dietitian on the oncology and gastroenterology teams at Highland Hospital. Prior to that, she worked as an oncology dietitian at Alta Bates Summit Cancer Services.

Ploss is also a certified diabetes educator and a fellow of the American Dietetic Association. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Oncology Nutrition dietetic practice group, American Association of Diabetes Educators, American Diabetes Association and American Society on Aging.

Ploss has a bachelor's degree in foods and nutrition from San Diego State University and a bachelor's degree in home economics from Humboldt State University. She earned a master of public health degree in nutrition from the University of Hawai'i in Honolulu. She has worked with the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Care Center since 2015.

To schedule an appointment with Ploss, please contact the UCSF oncology clinic where you are being seen. Her services are provided at no charge to UCSF Health patients with cancer. She sees patients at Mount Zion at 1600 Divisadero, First Floor, Room B-101 San Francisco, CA 94115 and Mission Bay at 1825 Fourth Street, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94158.

  • Education

    University of Hawai'i in Honolulu, MPH

    Humboldt State University, BS, Home Economics

    San Diego State University, BS, Foods and Nutrition

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