The Eating and Weight Disorders Program is comprised of a multidisciplinary team including psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and mental health clinicians who conduct research on feeding and eating disorders and provide cutting edge, evidence based treatments for individuals struggling with feeding and eating disorders.
Administrative Secretary: Joanna Romero
Clinic Coordinators: Patrycja Klimek, Kelsey Wuensch
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 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He completed his graduate training at Rutgers University and his post-doctoral fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is an active clinician and currently oversees the development and execution of both the clinical and research programs.
Dr. Hildebrandt has a wide range of research interests and clinical expertise in specific populations including adolescents, men/boys with eating disorders, addictive disorders, and anabolic-androgenic steroid users. He and his colleagues have developed and tested a range of treatments for these populations including mirror exposure therapy, exposure-based family therapy (FBT-E), and CBT-based smartphone applications for binge eating. He has co-developed coursework for psychiatry residents in CBT and taught an annual course on CBT for eating disorders for the past 10 years.
Dr. Hildebrandt has co-authored over 70 publications and 50 presentations on body image, eating disorders, obesity, family based treatments, and anabolic steroid use. He is an Associate Editor for Body Image: An International Journal of Research, serves on the editorial boards of several other peer-reviewed journals including Behaviour Research and Therapy and Lancet Psychiatry and was formerly the co-chair of the Male Special Interest Group and Special Interest Group Oversight Committee for the Academy for Eating Disorders. In 2013 he elected to be a Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders. His specific research interests involve the development and evaluation of new treatments for eating disorders that utilizes emerging biological evidence about causes and maintaining factors associated with eating and addiction.
Nadia Micali, MD, MRCPsych, PhD, FAED is the Medical Director and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Eating and Weight Disorders Program Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. Dr. Micali has worked as a Senior Lecturer in the Brain and Behavior Sciences Unit at the University College of London Institute of Child Health and a Child Psychiatrist in feeding and eating disorders at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK. Prior to this she was ‘consultant’ (attending) psychiatrist in the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders team and on the Eating Disorders national in-patient Unit at the Maudsley Hospital, London, UK.
Dr. Micali received her MD from the University of Messina School of Medicine in Italy, and her PhD from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. She trained in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and family therapy, with a specialty in Eating Disorders, at the Maudsley Hospital, London, UK. She is also a trained epidemiologist. Over the course of her career, Dr. Micali has written over 80-peer reviewed papers and has given over 50 lectures and presentations around the world. She serves as an elected executive member of several societies, including the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Surveillance System, and the Eating Disorders Research Society (of which she is currently President). Dr. Micali is also an active member of the Academy of Eating Disorders.
Dr. Micali’s research focuses on understanding biological and intergenerational risk for eating behaviors and disorders using a developmental perspective. Her research has investigated the epidemiology of adolescent eating disorders and behaviors and their etiology, including biological and intergenerational risk; the biological and neuropsychological basis of ‘at risk’ status, and pregnancy and reproductive outcomes. The impact of Dr. Micali’s research is underscored by her role on editorial boards of top journals in the field, including European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the European Eating Disorders Review, and Advances in Eating Disorders: Research, Therapy and Practice.
Dr. Micali’s contributions to the field of eating disorders have been recognized by several awards, most notably a prestigious fellowship by the Academy of Eating Disorders and her election as 2015 President of the Eating Disorders Research Society. She was also appointed as a special advisor on the UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence Antenatal Mental Health Guideline Development Group that developed guidelines for the identification and treatment of mental health disorders in pregnancy. Dr. Micali is also extremely committed to training and education and helped establish a Master’s Degree in Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition at University College London, the only such degree in the world.
Robyn Sysko, PhD is the Director of Research at the Eating and Weight Disorders Program at Mount Sinai and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She completed her graduate training at Rutgers University and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons/New York State Psychiatric Institute.
Dr. Sysko’s research and clinical expertise include eating disorders and bariatric surgery, and she has co-authored a number of publications and presentations on these topics. In particular, her work focuses on the measurement of eating behavior, the co-occurrence of eating and alcohol use disorders, diagnostic issues in eating disorders, and the pre- and post-operative psychiatric functioning of individuals receiving bariatric surgery. She has funding from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to examine the relationship between weight, mood, and quality of life among adolescents enrolled in a bariatric surgery program.
Rebecca Greif, PsyD is the Program Director of Outpatient Services and Training Director at the Eating and Weight Disorders Program. She is also an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Greif received her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her doctorate in clinical psychology from Rutgers University. She also completed a one year clinical internship at Montefiore Medical Center and a two year postdoctoral fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Greif has received specialized training in treatments for eating disorders, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and Maudsley Family Therapy, as well as an eating disorder prevention program entitled "The Body Project." In addition to her expertise in eating disorders, Dr. Greif has received extensive training in evidence-based treatments for children, adolescents, and adults with mood and anxiety disorders as well as extensive training in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Dr. Greif espouses a collaborative and empathic approach to clinical work and develops individualized treatment plans based on each person’s unique needs.
Dr. Greif's research interests focus on the advancement and dissemination of empirically supported treatments and she has published several papers in the field of eating disorders. In 2009, Dr. Greif received the Academy for Eating Disorders Early Career Investigator Travel Fellowship and in 2012 she was awarded an Aaron T. Beck Scholarship for Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Greif also teaches and supervises graduate students and psychiatry residents in CBT.
Milana Mor, MD is the Attending Psychiatrist at the Mount Sinai adolescent intensive care program and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Eating and Weight Disorders Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Mor completed her residency in Pediatrics, General Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Mount Sinai with an interest in the treatment of eating disorders. Dr. Mor performs comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, provides evidence-based individual and family-based therapy and handles medication management for patients with eating disorders and other co-occurring psychiatric illnesses such as mood and anxiety disorders both in the outpatient practice and in the intensive outpatient clinic. She also coordinates primary care and provides medical monitoring of patients with eating disorders. She teaches and supervises psychiatry residents and child psychiatry fellows.
Stephanie Jacobs LMHC, PhD is the Program Director of the Mount Sinai adolescent intensive care program. She has received extensive training and experience using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT) and Family Based Therapy (FBT) to treat eating disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD and related disorders, substance abuse, as well as varying behavioral and emotional difficulties. Additionally, she has sought out extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Schema Therapy (ST) in order to integrate various modalities into her work when clinically indicated. Dr. Jacobs uses her extensive clinical knowledge to individually tailor treatment to the children, adolescents and adults with whom she works.
Dr. Jacobs received her undergraduate degree from Binghamton University, her master's degree (MHC) from Brooklyn College, and her doctoral degree (Ph.D.) from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Center for Motivation and Change (CMC) treating substance abuse disorders and compulsive behaviors within outpatient and intensive outpatient/day program settings. She joined the Eating and Weight Disorders Program in 2008 and is currently on fellowship. In between undergraduate and graduate education, she worked in human resource management in the finance and technology industry, including Citigroup and Google. Dr. Jacobs’ research interests include how technology facilitates therapeutic interventions and treatment efficacy for eating and weight disorders.
Bryn Miller, MHC is a Mental Health Counselor at the Mount Sinai Eating and Weight Disorders Program. Initially involved in the program as an extern therapist, Bryn has had the benefit of extensive training and supervised experience in Family Based Therapy (FBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) specifically for the treatment of eating disorders. In addition to her experience at Mount Sinai, Bryn has worked extensively in a wide variety of therapeutic settings, including a high school counseling office, a creative writing program for underserved adolescent girls and a substance abuse day program for court-mandated clients. These diverse experiences have converged to provide Bryn with a strong and unique foundation from which she has had the pleasure of dedicating herself to her first passion- the successful treatment of eating disorders. Bryn earned her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at Baruch College and her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California, graduating from both with honors. She approaches every client with a deep and genuine empathy and an energetic commitment to collaborative therapy.
Terri Bacow, PhD is Senior Psychologist at the Eating and Weight Disorders Program and Instructor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is a Brown University graduate and received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Boston University.
Dr. Bacow completed her internship in clinical psychology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center on the Child and Adolescent Track. Her specialties include cognitive-behavioral therapy for mood, anxiety, and eating disorders, as well as Maudsley Family Therapy. Dr. Bacow's research interests include the study of factors that contribute to the effectiveness of eating disorders treatment in youth, and she has published several papers related to child and adolescent issues. She has also been a special lecturer for psychiatry residents at Mount Sinai in cognitive-behavioral therapy, and is recognized as one of the few experts qualified to teach cognitive-behavioral therapy across the age spectrum.
Jessica Pham, MA, NCC is the Intake Coordinator/Case Manager at Mount Sinai’s Eating and Weight Disorders Program . Jessica holds several years of significant experience in the field of eating disorders, and has worked in different capacities at primarily inpatient and residential settings in both Colorado and New York. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Colorado. Her compassion, balance of both administrative and clinical skills, and genuine warmth help patients and their loved ones to feel comfortable as they embark on the often overwhelming admission process, and throughout their time within the program.
Eva Naumann, PhD is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Eating and Weight Disorders Program (EWDP) at Mount Sinai. She completed her graduate training at the University of Marburg and worked as a research assistant at the University of Freiburg. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tuebingen and her license as a psychotherapist from FAVT in Freiburg, Germany.
Dr. Naumannn’s research interests focus on body image and emotion regulation in eating disorders. She has published several papers in this
field. In 2013 she was awarded the Christina-Barz scholarship to conduct a study at the EWDP on the augmentative effects of d-cycloserine on mirror exposure therapy.
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