Eating Disorders Program

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Welcome to The University of Chicago Eating Disorders Program

Founded in 1998 by Dr. Daniel Le Grange and now under the leadership of Dr. Jennifer Wildes, The University of Chicago Eating Disorders Program is recognized internationally as a leader in eating disorders treatment and research. Our comprehensive outpatient program provides state-of-the-art assessment and treatment services to adolescents and adults with a broad range of eating- and weight-related problems. These include:

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)
  • Purging disorder
  • Atypical eating disorders
  • Bariatric surgery candidates

Meet our Team

Eating disorders require an interdisciplinary approach to treatment. Our team includes therapists, psychiatrists, and medical staff who work together to provide individualized patient care informed by the latest advances in eating disorders research.

Team Members

Clinical Services

The University of Chicago Eating Disorders Program provides comprehensive outpatient services to adolescents and adults with eating disorders. Services include:

  • Diagnostic evaluations
  • Individual and/or family therapy
  • Parent participation in the treatment of children and adolescents
  • Medication consultations and management
  • Medical evaluation and follow-up

To learn more about our clinical services, click here.

Research Program

Researchers affiliated with The University of Chicago Eating Disorders Program conduct studies to help improve our understanding of eating disorders and their treatment.  To learn more about our ongoing studies, click here.

Education and Training

The University of Chicago Eating Disorders Program provides a variety of clinical training opportunities through the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience. To learn more, please visit the Department’s education page at https://psychiatry.uchicago.edu/page/education.

The program also provides opportunities for research training including an NIMH-funded postdoctoral fellowship in eating disorders research (T32 MH082761) and volunteer positions for undergraduate and graduate students. To learn more, please contact the Director, Dr. Jennifer Wildes, at jwildes@uchicago.edu.

Appointments and Contact Information

For information about The University of Chicago Eating Disorders Program or to schedule an assessment, please contact Hope Boyd at (773) 834-0362. 

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