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Richard E. Kreipe, M.D.

Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Adolescent Medicine Eating Disorders - Adolescents Gender Health - Adolescents Reproductive Healthcare - Adolescents

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2964

Fax: (585) 242-9733

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Biography

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. Eating Disorders Somatoform Disorders

Research

Dr. Kreipe's research centers on eating disorders - ultimately on their prevention and treatment. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia affect up to 5% of some female populations, resulting in numerous medical complications, including growth failure, pubertal delay, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis. Research based in the Adolescent Eating Disorders Program at Strong Children's Hospital is elucidating the physical effects of eating disorders on growth and development. Long-term follow-up is being conducted to determine the outcome of treatment for patients hospitalized on the Adolescent Medical Unit. Through chart review and patient interview a minimum of 4 years after hospitalization, it is possible to monitor the progress that patients make after discharge from treatment. Effects of eating disorders on cardiac pacing is being studied through computer analysis of electrocardiograms and positional changes in pulse rate. Osteoporosis has been described in patients with anorexia nervosa. Studies of bone metabolism and density being conducted at the Clinical Research Center of the University of Rochester will clarify the factors responsible for these changes. Clinical treatment trials are being conducted.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

1971
BA | LaSalle College
Biology

1975
MD | Temple University School of Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1976 - 05/30/1979
Residency in Pediatrics at St. Christopher s Hospital for Children

07/01/1975 - 06/30/1976
Internship in Pediatrics at St. Christopher s Hospital for Children

07/01/1979 - 06/30/1981
Fellowship in Pediatrics: Adolescent Medicine at Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong Memorial

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Awards

2014
Academy for Eating Disorders Leadership Award
Sponsor: Academy for Eating Disorders

2012
Outstanding Achievement in Adolescent Medicine
Sponsor: Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

2009
Richard C. Palermo Quality Award
Sponsor: St. Joseph's Villa of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

2003
Society for Adolescent Medicine Visiting Professorship Award
Sponsor: National Academy of Sciences

2003
American Academy of Pediatrics Adele D. Hofmann Award

1999
Selected to The Best Doctors in America by Woodward/ White, Inc., Aiken, SC

1999
Certificate of Appreciation (Oliver Medzihradsky, MD)

1998
NBI Healthcare Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award

1994 - 1997
Andrew W. Mellon Dean's Teaching Scholar Award

1990
Pediatric Morning Report Teaching Award (Housestaff) for the following years: 1990, 1994, 1995

1986 - 2004
Outstanding Pediatric Faculty Teaching Award (Medical Student) for the following years: 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994

1986
Pediatric Faculty Service Award, Department of Pediatrics

1984
Outstanding Pediatric Faculty Teaching Award (Housestaff)

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Publications

Journal Articles

2016
Abell RL, Winter M, Kreipe RE. "Transition from Pediatric to Adult Centered Care: Lessons from the Literature and the Trenches." Adolescent medicine: state of the art reviews.. 2016 27(1):193-208.

4/2015
Golden NH, Katzman DK, Sawyer SM, Ornstein RM, Rome ES, Garber AK, Kohn M, Kreipe RE. "Update on the medical management of eating disorders in adolescents." The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.. 2015 Apr 0; 56(4):370-5. Epub 2015 Feb 07.

5/2014
Starr TB, Kreipe RE. "Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa: brains, bones and breeding." Current psychiatry reports.. 2014 May 0; 16(5):441.

Books & Chapters

2015
Chapter Title: Eating Disorders
Book Title: Textbook of Pediatric Health Care
Author List: Kreipe, RE
Published By: American Academy of Pediatrics2015 in Elk Grove Village, IL

2015
Chapter Title: Eating Disorders
Book Title: Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics
Author List: Kreipe RE
Edited By: Kliegman RM, Stanton BMD, St. Geme J, Schor NF, Behrman RE
Published By: Elsevier Inc.2015 in Philadelphia

2014
Chapter Title: Treatment of Eating Disorders
Book Title: Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders
Author List: Kreipe RE
Published By: Oxford University Press2014 in New York, NY

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