Sandra Carol van CalcarPh.D., R.D., L.D.

  • Registered Dietitian
  • Associate Professor of Molecular and Medical Genetics, School of Medicine


Special focus on

  • Nutrition

I see patients at


As part of the interdisciplinary clinical team at the OHSU Metabolic Clinic, Dr. Van Calcar specializes in nutrition management of inborn errors of metabolism (IEM), including phenylketonuria (PKU), disorders in fatty acid oxidation, galactosemia and glycogen storage disease.  Many of these disorders are detected by newborn screening and require life-long dietary treatment that includes specialized medical formulas.


  • B.S., 1983, Oregon State University
  • M.S., 1987, University of Wisconsic-Madison
  • Ph.D., 2009, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Internship:

    • Dietetic Internship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988

Memberships and associations

  • Genetic Metabolic Dietitians International
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Society of Inherited Metabolic Disease