Evelyn Attia, MD
Evelyn Attia, MD is Director of the Center for Eating Disorders at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, an integrated clinical research program at both Weill Cornell and Columbia University Medical Centers. Dr. Attia is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.
An established clinician scientist in the New York area, Dr. Attia has been working with individuals with eating disorders and their families for over 20 years. She is currently funded by the National Institute for Mental Health to study olanzapine vs. placebo for outpatients with anorexia nervosa.
Dr. Attia is a member of the eating disorders work-group for DSM-5. She is also a member of The Eating Disorders Research Society and has been elected Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders.
Dr. Attia has won numerous awards for her work in the field of eating disorders including a Pfizer/Society of Women’s Health Research Career Development Award and a Career Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health.
Dr. Attia has been listed in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” issue for ten years running.
Christina Carrad, LPC. LCAT. ATR-BC
Christina Carrad graduated Cum Laude from Montclair State University with a BA in Fine Arts and from New York University with a Master’s degree in Art Therapy. She is a licensed Creative Arts Therapist in NY, a Licensed Professional Counselor in NJ, and a nationally registered and board certified Art Therapist.
For the past fifteen years, she has treated clients with eating disorders and co-occurring disorders in partial hospital, inpatient, intensive outpatient, and outpatient treatment settings. Over the course of her seven years at an intensive psychiatric unit at Saint Clare’s Hospital in NJ, she gained invaluable experience diagnosing and treating a full range of psychiatric conditions.
In addition to her clinical work, Christina has designed, implemented, and run several successful treatment programs that are still flourishing today. She spent three years at Hospice, where she developed and ran several creative arts therapies bereavement programs for children, adolescents, and adults. She worked with Atlantic Health in NJ from the inception of their eating disorders program, assisting in its development and management.
Christina has also provided supervision of staff and students in a variety of treatment settings for over a decade. For more information, visit: www.christinacarrad.com.
Eric van Furth, Ph.D, FAED
Eric van Furth, Ph.D., FAED is Clinical Director of the Center for Eating Disorders Ursula in Leidschendam and Professor of Eating Disorders at the department of psychiatry, Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), the Netherlands .
Dr. van Furth is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. After receiving his Ph.D. in psychology from Utrecht University, Dr. van Furth went on to pen over 50 publications, primarily journals, chapters, educational videos, and conference papers on eating disorders. He has also published three books on the subject and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Eating Disorders (IJED), European Eating Disorders Review (EEDR) and Eating Behaviors.
He has been working clinically with patients with eating disorders for more than 25 years. After holding a seat as the Chair of the Dutch Multidisciplinary Treatment Guideline Workgroup on Eating Disorders (2004-2006), he is currently a Fellow and Past-President of the Academy for Eating Disorders.
Neville H. Golden MD is Chief of Adolescent Medicine and the Marron and Mary Elizabeth Kendrick Professor in Pediatrics at Stanford. He previously served as the Director of the Eating Disorders Center, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Schneider Children’s Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY.He has been working with adolescents with eating disorders for the past 30 years and has studied the medical complications of eating disorders in children and adolescents, focusing on the etiology and implications of amenorrhea in anorexia nervosa. He is one of the lead authors of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine’s Position Paper on Eating Disorders in Adolescents, is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics National Committee on Nutrition.
Debra K. Katzman, MD, FRCP(C)
Katzman PicDr. Debra Katzman is a Professor of Pediatrics, in the Department of Pediatrics and University of Toronto (UofT) and Senior Associate Scientist at the Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). In addition, she is a Member of the Institute of Medicine at the UofT.
Dr. Katzman established the Eating Disorders Program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in 1993 and was the Director of the Eating Disorders Program from 1993-2012. She was the Head of the Division of Adolescent Medicine SickKids from 2004-2012. She is currently the Director of Research in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at SickKids.
Dr. Katzman is President of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM). She is a Past- President of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED). She is the Chair of AED’s Scientific Committee. She is a Fellow of the SAHM and AED. Dr. Katzman is also the Chair of Specialty Committee for Adolescent Medicine at the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada.
The focus of Dr. Katzman’s research program has been to study and understand the unique physiologic and developmental issues in children and adolescent with eating disorders. She has been particularly interested in the medical complications associated with pediatric eating disorders; in particular osteoporosis, brain structure and function, and amenorrhea. New research priorities include exploration and improvement in the current diagnostic classification system for early-onset eating disorders and the investigation of effective treatments for children and adolescents with eating disorders.
Dr. Katzman has published over 150 articles, abstracts, book chapters, and editorials. Dr. Katzman co-edited a book for parents on eating disorders, “Help for Eating Disorder: A Parent’s Guide to Symptoms, Causes and Treatment”. In addition, she is the senior associate editor for the adolescent medicine textbook, “Adolescent and Young Adult Health Care: A Practical Guide 6th edition”. Dr. Katzman is on the editorial board of the Journal of Adolescent Health and the International Journal of Eating Disorders. Dr. Katzman received the 2012 McMaster University Alumni Award given to graduates who have led accomplished lives and set high standards of achievement for McMaster’s current students, alumni and the greater community. Dr. Katzman was also the recipient of the 2013 Academy for Eating Disorders’ Leadership Award for Clinical, Administrative or Educational Service.
Rollyn Ornstein, MD
Dr. Ornstein graduated from New York University School of Medicine and did her Pediatrics residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Babies and Children’s Hospital in New York. She then went on to do a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Schneider Children’s Hospital (now Cohen Children’s Hospital), part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, in New Hyde Park, NY, where she then worked as an attending physician in the Division of Adolescent Medicine from 2002-2008. She moved to Pennsylvania in 2008 and joined the Division of Adolescent Medicine and Eating Disorders at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine, and is involved in teaching both medical students and residents. Dr. Ornstein’s clinical and research interests include child and adolescent eating disorders, with a recent emphasis on the renamed DSM-5 diagnosis, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.
Wendy Meyer Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD, CDN
Wendy Meyer Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD, CDN, is a Registered Dietitian and a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She is a New York State Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist who specializes in sports nutrition, eating disorders, and weight management. Wendy has been a nutrition consultant for the New York Jets since 2006.
She is also a nutrition consultant for Pro Hoops, helping athletes achieve peak performance prior to the NBA draft. She has consulted for the NY Islanders, and Hofstra University’s Women’s Lacrosse and Volleyball teams. She works closely with competitive athletes in order to enhance sports performance and gain a competitive edge. Wendy provided nutrition counseling to children and adolescents in the Eating Disorders Center at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, which is part of the NS-LIJ Health System from 2001-2011. There she worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team, evaluating and treating a spectrum of eating disorders and disordered eating. Wendy is a co-founder and co-owner of FOODWIZE, a company that specializes in menus that are kid-friendly, nutritionally sound, and parent-approved.
Wendy received her B.S. in dietetics/nutritional sciences from Cornell University. She earned her Master’s Degree in Nutrition Education at Teacher’s College at Columbia University where she also completed her dietetic internship. She maintains a private practice in Great Neck, Scarsdale, and Morristown, NJ. For more information about Wendy, please visit: www.sterlingnutrition.com.
Kenneth Willis, MD
Dr. Willis is a board certified psychiatrist who, with the senior leaders of the hospital, founded the Eating Disorders Program at University Medical Center at Princeton and served as its first medical director.Currently, Dr. Willis serves as the program’s Associate Medical Director. He received his bachelor’s degree at Harvard University, his medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School and completed his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He has over 20 years of experience treating eating disorders in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He enjoys all aspects of patient care, teaching, supervising and is greatly concerned with access to and quality of care.