Walter H. Kaye, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego and Founder and Executive Director of the UCSD 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 UCLA. Dr. Kaye was 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. He was on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh for 20 years until joining UCSD.

Dr. Kaye’s current research is focused on exploring the relationship between brain and behavior using brain imaging. A major focus of the UCSD Eating Disorders Program is to use these new insights to develop more effective psychotherapies and medication for Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa. Dr. Kaye has also been 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.