Julie Lavoie, PhD, CPNP, MSN, MS, RD

Enteral feeding program
Children’s Wisconsin since 2006

Accepting new patients




I have served in a variety of roles at Children’s Wisconsin since beginning my career here in 2006. As a dietitian, creating nutrition plans for patients of all ages is my passion. As a nurse scientist, I value best and safest practices grounded in research and as a nurse practitioner, there is nothing that means more to me than serving patients in the enteral feeding program. As a lifelong learner, I value educating families and forming a plan of care that is specialized for each patient and their needs. Being a leader in the development of the Enteral Feeding Program has been the highlight of my career. Working with this team to bring a gold standard of care to every family with a child that needs enteral feeding allows me to use my unique skillset to better serve infants and children in this community and improve their health and well-being.

My husband and daughter are the light of my life and we enjoy being outside in all seasons and staying active. My hobbies include geocaching, running, camping and reading.


  • Enteral feeding program

Education and Awards


  • 2020, Marquette University, PhD
  • 2019, Marquette University, PNP
  • 2016, Marquette University, MSN
  • 2013, Medical College of Wisconsin, MS
  • 2004, Mount Mary University, BS


  • 2018 Heart Hero Award Conquering CHD
  • 2016 Employee of the Month, Children’s Wisconsin
  • 2010 Dietitian Excellence Award, Children’s Wisconsin