Specialty Therapies For The Finest Human Care

Yasi Ansari, CSSD, MS, RD

Yasi currently works as a Clinical Dietitian at Hoag Hospital, where she provides Medical Nutrition Therapy to patients with a variety of health conditions. Yasi’s work in the field of nutrition began with a position at USC Norris Cancer Hospital where she worked in inpatient and outpatient oncology and helped educate both patients and families on healthy eating for cancer prevention and while undergoing treatment. Yasi also worked with her alma-mater UCLA; fueling athletes as a Clinical Nutrition Coordinator with UCLA Athletics. There she provided Bruin-athletes with education about pre and post fueling for optimal performance and recovery, conducted grocery store tours and also met one-on-one with students for individualized nutrition therapy to meet health goals.

In her spare time, Yasi enjoys dancing and writing as a freelance nutrition writer for physicians and dietitians in the Southern California community. Yasi’s undergraduate degree was completed in Mass Communication Studies from UCLA and graduate degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in Nutrition and Dietetics from CSUN. Yasi is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) which designates specific knowledge, skills, and expertise for competency in sports dietetics practice. As a CSSD, Yasi is able to provide safe, effective, evidence-based nutrition services for health, fitness, and athletic performance.

Her areas of clinical/research interest include nutrition for recovery from injury, fueling for optimal performance, general wellness, optimal bone health and clinical health issues such as IBD, IBS, food allergies, disordered eating, interstitial cystitis, kidney stones, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.