UCSF Eating Disorders Program



The UCSF Eating Disorders Program, formally established in 2007, is a comprehensive, evidence-based program that provides outstanding clinical care for individuals with eating disorders (up to age 25) and their families. Our program is a collaboration between Child and Adolescent Services in the Department of Psychiatry and the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics. We are unique in our ability to provide both inpatient and outpatient services, depending on medical and/or psychiatric need. Our services include comprehensive medical/psychiatric evaluations, as well as ongoing medical management, evidence-based individual and family therapies, and medication management. For more information about our our outpatient treatment programs, please call 415-514-1074.



UCSF has a long history of treating young people with eating disorders.  Our team has been providing medical care, psychiatric and psychological services, and nutrition therapy to individuals with eating disorders and their families for well over 30 years.


About Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are severe disturbances in attitudes and behaviors around eating, weight, shape, and body image. Eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorderbulimia nervosabinge eating disorder, and other eating disorders


Treatment Outcomes for Anorexia Nervosa: Our Recent Meta-Analysis


Please click on the link above to learn more about our team's response to our recently published, comprehensive meta-analysis of treatment outcomes for Anorexia Nervosa, including all RCTS between 1980-2017

New Adaptive Family Based Treatment (FBT) Study

UCSF and Stanford have teamed up in a new study, examining the efficacy of adaptive family based treatment for adolescent anorexia! If you have, or know, an adolescent (12-18 years old) whose family may be interested in pursuing treatment with us, please direct them to our clinical research coordinator, Claire Trainor, at 415-476-0622, or [email protected], for information about study eligibility and enrollment. Please see below for more details about the study, eligibility criteria, and contact information!