Dr. Elaine Levenson Rosen has been a board-certified pediatrician since 1993. A native of Houston, Texas, she received her BA from Rice University, medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, and attended University of Texas School of Public Health prior to moving to Los Angeles. She completed her Pediatric Residency at UCLA School of Medicine.
Dr. Rosen began her career as a general pediatrician in private practice, and later transitioned to a specialty focus in weight management and eating disorders. Particularly drawn to working with adolescents, she has long recognized that emotional and physical well-being, developmental stage, and family involvement are inextricably linked—and that all components must be assessed and addressed to provide optimal holistic care.
Dr. Rosen is thrilled to join UCLA’s rapidly-growing Division of Adolescent Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Health Sciences. She will develop and run a multi-disciplinary outpatient eating disorder program for those through age 26, a level of service that does not currently exist in Los Angeles. Additionally, an acute medical stabilization inpatient program based at Santa Monica Hospital will complement the world-renowned inpatient and partial hospitalization program at the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital run by Dr. Michael Strober. This collaboration between the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital will bring UCLA to a new level of comprehensive, cutting edge care for those with anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating disorder, ARFID (extremely picky eaters) and other eating/feeding disorders.
Additionally, she will be working with UCLA’s Pain Program run by Dr. Lonnie Zeltzer, and the Fit Program for Healthy Weight.Her interests include, among others, the role of the microbiome-brain-gut interactions in acute and chronic eating disorders, use of integrative, complementary modalities such as Transcendental Meditation in treatment of eating disorders, and infectious/autoimmune contributions to eating disorder onset.