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Walter Kaye, M.D.

Walter Kaye, M.D.

Member, RiverMend Health Scientific Advisory Board

Director, Eating Disorders Program,
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCSD

My Clinical Expertise:

  • Eating Disorders
  • Brain Imaging & Genetics
  • Anorexia & Bulimia Nervosa
  • Psychiatry

Dr. Walter Kaye was recruited to the UC San Diego faculty from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he was research director of the eating disorder program, and where he received a NIMH senior scientist award.

Dr. Kaye's current research is focused on exploring the relationship between brain and behavior using brain imaging and genetics, and developing and applying new treatments for anorexia and bulimia nervosa. He is the principal investigator for an international, multi-site collaboration on the genetics of anorexia and bulimia nervosa. He has an international reputation in the field of eating disorders and is the author of more than 300 articles and publications. He attended Ohio State Medical School, trained in neurology at the University of Southern California and trained in psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Kaye was then a fellow and research physician at the National Institute of Mental Health for seven years where he conducted research on appetite regulation, behavior and treatment for disorders.

As Director of the University of California, San Diego Eating Disorder Treatment and Research Program, Dr. Kaye and his clinical team are treating anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders with an innovative, intensive program that approaches the problem on multiple levels, including medical, psychological, psycho-educational and counseling of the family as key support group.

  • Research Director, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Eating Disorder Program
  • Prinicipal Investigator, international, multi-site collaboration on the genetics of anorexia and bulimia nervosa
  • Author, more than 300 articles and publications
  • Ohio State Medical School
  • Neurology, University of Southern California
  • Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Fellow and Research Physician, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Director of the University of California, San Diego Eating Disorder Treatment and Research Program

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