Elizabeth R. McAnarney, M.D.

Elizabeth R. McAnarney, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 777
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 273-1091
Fax: (585) 273-1079
Administrative: (585) 273-1091

Professional Bio

Professor and Chair Emerita

Research Bio

Dr. McAnarney's research is dedicated to understanding executive function and other biobehavioral mechanisms of restrictive anorexia nervosa in adolescents. Better understanding of the etiology of these disorders will allow targeted treatments to be developed.

Awards & Honors (National)

2013 John Howland Medal | American Pediatric Society 2013
Research Mentor of the Year Award | Eastern Society for Pediatric Research 2007
Distinguished Alumna Award | Upstate Medical University | Syracuse, New York 2006
President, American Pediatric Society 2004 - 2005
Elected to Institute of Medicine 2000 - Present
President, Association of Medical School Chairs of Pediatrics 1999 - 2001
Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science 1998 - Present
Job Lewis Smith Award, Section of Community Pediatrics | American Academy of Pediatrics 1990
Wyeth Visiting Professor Award | Society for Adolescent Medicine 1989
McNeill Outstanding Achievement Award in Adolescent Medicine | Society for Adolescent Medicine 1989
Adolescent Health Award, Section on Adolescent Health | American Academy of Pediatrics 1986
President, Society for Adolescent Medicine 1983 - 1985

Awards & Honors (Local)

Dr. Elizabeth R. McAnarney Professorship in Pediatrics | funded by Roger and Carolyn Friedlander 2012 - Present
Ruth A. Lawrence Faculty Service Award | Department of Pediatrics | The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2008
Commitment to Community Award | Boys & Girls Club of Rochester, N.Y. 2006
One of 20 Influential Women of Rochester | Rochester, New York 2005
18th Annual Athena Award | Women's Council of the Rochester Business Alliance | Rochester, New York 2004
Crystal Heart Award | Ronald McDonald House | Rochester, New York 2004
Albert Kaiser Medal | Rochester Academy of Medicine | Rochester, New York 2003
Excellence in Third Year Teaching Commendation, Class of 2003 | The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2002
Susan B. Anthony - Lifetime Achievement Award | The University of Rochester | Rochester, New York 2001
Faculty Mentoring Award, Women in Science | The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2001
Merit Award | Rochester Academy of Medicine | Rochester, New York 1997
Distinguished Service, Practicing Physician | National Congress on Youth, American Medical Association 1990
First Faculty Service Award | Department of Pediatrics | The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1979

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 116 available »

McAnarney ER. "Pushing the boundaries in adolescent health and disease." Pediatrics. 2013; 132: 571-572. Link
McAnarney, ER. "American Pediatric Society's 2013 John Howland Acceptance Lecture: The road less traveled". Pediatric Research. 2013; 74: 475-478. Link
McAnarney ER, Zarcone J, Singh P, Michels J, Welsh S, Litteer T, Wang H, Klein JD. "Restrictive anorexia nervosa and set-shifting in adolescents: A biobehavioral interface". Journal of Adolescent Health. 2011; 49: 99-101. Link
Schor NF, Guillet R, McAnarney ER. "Anticipatory guidance as a principle of faculty development: Managing transition and change." Academic Medicine. 2011; 10: 1235-1240. Link
McAnarney ER. "Leaders as physicians: Back to basics". Journal of Pediatrics. 2011; 159(4): 523-524. Link

Current Appointments

Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine (SMD) - Primary
Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Psychiatry, Child & Adoles Serv (SMD)


Adolescent Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


DSc (Honorary Degree) | SUNY at Upstate Medical University2005
MD | Medicine (cum laude) | SUNY at Upstate Medical University1966
AB | Child Study / History | Vassar College1962

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1968 - 06/30/1970
Residency in Pediatrics at Upstate Medical University07/01/1966 - 06/30/1968