Director, UCLA Eating Disorders Programs
Michael A. Strober, PhD
Resnick Chair in Eating Disorders
Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Senior Consultant, Child & Adolescent Mood Disorders Program
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Michael Strober, MD, is the Resnick Endowed Professor of Eating Disorders and Psychiatry at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, and director of the Eating Disorders Program at the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA. After graduating magna cum laude from Queens College of the City University of New York, he attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he received a doctorate in clinical psychology with high honors in 1975. Dr. Strober joined the faculty of the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in 1975, and has served as director of the Eating Disorders Program for the past 30 years. Today, the UCLA Eating Disorders Program is recognized internationally as a center of excellence for the care it provides to children, teenagers and adults.
In addition to his extensive clinical expertise in the area of consultation and treatment, Dr. Strober has authored nearly 250 scientific articles and book chapters, and his accomplishments in research, service and teaching have been recognized by the National Eating Disorders Association (2005 Award for Excellence in Research) and the Academy for Eating Disorders (2005 Award for Educational and Clinical Service, and 2012 Award for Distinguished Service). His research activities have been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health for more than 15 years, and focus on the role of personality, family and genetic influences in anorexia and bulimia nervosa, and predictors of long-term recovery.
Dr. Strober is a founding member and past president of the Eating Disorders Research Society, a founding fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, has served as advisor and consultant to the National Institute of Mental Health on research priorities in eating disorders, and is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Eating Disorders.
Medical Director, Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Eating Disorders Program
Robert Suddath, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Robert Suddath, MD, received his medical degree from the University of New Mexico in 1991. He completed his residency in general psychiatry at the University of New Mexico in 1994, completed a research fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health in 1995, and completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York in 1998. He then joined the faculty at UC Davis, and in 2002 joined the faculty at the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. Dr. Suddath is involved in research on anxiety, mood disorders and impulse control disorders, and he is the director of the UCLA Child and Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program, as well as the medical director of our Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Eating Disorders Program.
Lisa Davis, RD
Rod Adnit, RT
Leah Parrent, OT