Elaine L. Rosen, MD

Elaine L. Rosen, MD

Adolescent Medicine
Accepting new patients
Primary Location
UCLA Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
300 Medical Plaza
Suite 3300
Los Angeles, California 90095


Dr. Rosen received her BA from Rice University and her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She completed her Pediatric Residency at UCLA School of Medicine.
For the first fifteen years of her career, she worked as a pediatrician in private practice. In 2009 she transitioned to a specialty focus in weight management and eating disorders, creating a multidisciplinary team to evaluate, prevent, and treat these issues in a community practice setting.

Dr. Rosen brought this experience to UCLA in 2017, joining the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine. She has created and developed two programs for patients with eating disorders/disordered eating. The Nourish for Life outpatient program provides multidisciplinary assessment and treatment for these known or suspected concerns. The Medical Stabilization Program at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital treats those with the most severe consequences of malnutrition. Both programs serve patients from childhood through their mid-20s.
Her clinical interests include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, ARFID (avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, or very picky eaters), and other eating/feeding disorders. Her research interests include lesser-described medical complications seen during the refeeding of malnourished patients.

Clinic Locations

Dr. Rosen provides outpatient clinical care at the following locations:
Westwood - 300 Medical Plaza, Suite 3300
Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic - 1260 15th street, Suite 1024




Medical Board Certification

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 1993


Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine, 1993


MPH, University of Texas School of Public Health, 1990
MD, Baylor College of Medicine (MD Only), 1989


Hospital Affiliations

Areas of Focus

Healthy eating
Body image issues
Bulimia nervosa
Anorexia nervosa
Eating disorders
Body dysmorphic disorder


Assessment and Treatment for Eating Disorders
Current Perspective on Eating Disorders



  1. Central diabetes insipidus associated with refeeding in anorexia nervosa: A case report.
    Rosen EL, Thambundit A, Mehler PS, Mittelman SD.
    Int J Eat Disord. 2019 Jun;52(6):752-756. doi: 10.1002/eat.23087. Epub 2019 Apr 30.
    PMID: 31038775


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