Heart Team Roles


Kateri (Katie) Kozak RD, CNSD
Inpatient Cardiovascular Dietitian
As part of the heart transplant team at Spectrum Health Hospital, Kateri Kozak is dedicated to developing an individual nutrition plan for each heart transplant patient. With eight years experience as a registered dietitian, she has worked with cardiac and critical care patients throughout her career. She enjoys the opportunity to work with each transplant patient throughout their hospital stay to ensure they are eating properly after transplant and to educate them on healthy eating and dietary restrictions prior to discharge.

Caren Rojas MA, RD
Outpatient Cardiovascular Dietitian
Part of the Spectrum Health team since 2008, Caren Rojas works with cardiac patients in preventive cardiology and rehab, as well as providing medical nutrition therapy for the heart and lung transplant team. Prior to joining Spectrum Health, she worked with dialysis patients, which fostered her interest in the unique dietary needs of patients living with chronic conditions and potential organ transplant. In addition to her master's degree, Rojas holds two bachelor's degrees.

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