Speaker Bios 2018-10-05T13:45:37+00:00

2018 Annual Conference

October 18, 2018


2018 Annual Conference Speaker Bios

Walter H. Kaye, M.D.

Walter H. Kaye, M.D. is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego and Director of the Eating Disorder Research and Treatment Program. Dr. Kaye 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 7 years where he conducted research on appetite regulation, behavior, and treatment for eating disorders. Dr. Kaye was on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh for 20 years until joining UCSD. His current research is focused on exploring the relationship between brain and behavior using brain imaging and investigating new treatments in anorexia and bulimia nervosa. He is also the principal investigator for an international, multi site collaboration on the genetics of anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Dr. Kaye has an international reputation in the field of eating disorders and is the author of more than 400 articles and publications.

Dr. James M. Greenblatt

Dr. James M. Greenblatt is chief medical officer and vice president of medical services at Walden. He provides medical management, leadership and oversight of Walden’s eating disorder and psychiatric programs in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Working with thousands of children, adolescents and adults, Dr. Greenblatt found that each individual has a unique biochemical profile, range of behaviors and treatment needs. Dr. Greenblatt is board-certified in child and adult psychiatry.

He received his medical degree and completed his adult psychiatry residency at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. In addition, Dr. Greenblatt is a clinical faculty member in the psychiatry department at Tufts Medical School as well as the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.

He is the author “The Breakthrough Depression Solution,” which outlines a personalized nine-step method for beating the physical causes of depression. His latest book, Finally Focused, describing integrative therapies for ADHD, will be available Spring 2017. For more information please visit www.finallyfocusedbook.com.

Margo Maine, PhD, FAED, CEDS

Margo Maine, PhD, FAED, CEDS, is a clinical psychologist who has specialized in eating disorders and related issues for over 35 years. A Founder and Adviser of the National Eating Disorders Association and Founding Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, Dr. Maine is author of: Pursuing Perfection: Eating Disorders, Body Myths, and Women at Midlife and Beyond; Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research- Practice Gap;Effective Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Eating Disorders; The Body Myth; Father Hunger; and Body Wars; and senior editor emeritus of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. The 2007 recipient of The Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention, 2014 recipient of the Don and Melissa Nielsen Lifetime Achievement Award, 2015 NEDA Lifetime Achievement Award, 2016 Honoree of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, she has served on numerous boards, including the Walden Clinical Advisory Board. She lectures nationally and internationally on eating disorders and maintains a private practice, Maine & Weinstein Specialty Group, in West Hartford, CT. She loves the earth and gets up early everyday to enjoy it.

Dr. Roberto Olivardia

Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a Lecturer of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and Clinical Associate at McLean Hospital. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, MA, where he specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and body image issues in boys and men. His research and clinical work in this field spans almost 25 years. He also specializes in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He is co-author of The Adonis Complex, a book which details the various manifestations of body image problems in men. He is on the Professional Advisory Board for The National Association for Males with Eating Disorders, as well as CHADD, a leading organization for children and adults with ADHD.

Sabina Berretta M.D.

Sabina Berretta M.D. is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, the Director of the Translational Neuroscience Laboratory at McLean Hospital, and the Scientific Director of the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center (HBTRC), at McLean Hospital. Dr. Berretta earned her Medical School degree at the Facolta’ di Medicina e Chirurgia, Catania University (Italy) and trained with Dr. Ann M. Graybiel, Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT, and with Dr. Francine Benes, at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Berretta and her research team at the Translational Neuroscience Lab (McLean Hospital – Harvard Medical School), conduct investigations on the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders. Particularly emphasis is placed on neural circuits involved in emotion processing and stress responses, Within these circuits, recent studies from her group have shown that neuronal populations and signaling pathways regulating stress responses and anxiety and interactions between neurons, glia and the extracellular matrix are disrupted in people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Tom Hildebrandt, PsyD, FAED

Tom Hildebrandt, PsyD, FAED is the Chief of the Division of Eating & Weight Disorders (Center of Excellence) at Mount Sinai and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Hildebrandt has a wide range of research interests and clinical expertise in populations including adolescents, men/boys with eating disorders, addictive disorders, and anabolic-androgenic steroid users. He and his colleagues have developed and tested a wide range of treatments for these populations including mirror exposure therapy, exposure-based family therapy (FBT-E), and CBT-based smartphone applications for binge eating and bariatric populations. Dr. Hildebrandt has co-authored over 70 publications and 50 presentations on body image, eating disorders, obesity, family based treatments, and anabolic steroid use.