Walter Kaye, MD
Dr. Walter Kaye was recruited to the UC San Diego faculty from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he was research director of the eating disorder program, and where he received a NIMH senior scientist award.
Dr. Kaye’s current research is focused on exploring the relationship between brain and behavior using brain imaging and genetics, and developing and applying new treatments for anorexia and bulimia nervosa. He is the principal investigator for an international, multi-site collaboration on the genetics of anorexia and bulimia nervosa. He has an international reputation in the field of eating disorders and is the author of more than 300 articles and publications. He attended Ohio State Medical School, trained in neurology at the University of Southern California and trained in psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Kaye was then a fellow and research physician at the National Institute of Mental Health for seven years where he conducted research on appetite regulation, behavior and treatment for disorders.
As Director of the University of California, San Diego Eating Disorder Treatment and Research Program, Dr. Kaye and his clinical team are treating anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders with an innovative, intensive program that approaches the problem on multiple levels, including medical, psychological, psycho-educational and counseling of the family as key support group.
Online Courses and DVDs
1.5 CEs There is a growing understanding of how powerful brain processes contribute to behaviors that create and sustain Anorexia Nervosa (AN) and Bulimia Nervosa (BN). Such knowledge has resulted in court rulings that have classified eating diso...
1.5 CEs Research conducted by Dr. Kaye showed that patients with anorexia nervosa required greater than normal caloric intake to maintain a stable weight and had elevated activity levels during the 2 - 6 weeks following the weight restoration pha...