Richard Kreipe, MD, FAAP, FSAM, FAED, the founding Director of the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Program, is a board-certified pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist, as well as a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders. His professional focus for the last 30 years has been on pediatric eating disorders, having published numerous research studies, articles, book
chapters, position papers and reviews on the topic. Dr. Kreipe is a consultant to the American Psychiatric Association regarding diagnostic criteria for eating disorders in young people, and is a past-President of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. He is the founding Medical Director of the Western New York Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders, which forms a coordinated, integrated network of care across the full range of services
and settings required for the treatment of eating disorders. In addition, Dr. Kreipe devotes much time to in-person and web-based continuing education of professionals to encourage earlier recognition and treatment of eating disorders, as well as community-based prevention efforts.