Richard E. Kreipe, M.D.

Richard E. Kreipe, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 690
Rochester, NY 14642

Fax: (585) 276-0168

Research Bio

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.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Richard C. Palermo Quality Award | St. Joseph's Villa of Rochester | Rochester, NY 2009
Society for Adolescent Medicine Visiting Professorship Award 2003
American Academy of Pediatrics Adele D. Hofmann Award 2003
Selected to The Best Doctors in America by Woodward/ White, Inc., Aiken, SC 1999
Certificate of Appreciation (Oliver Medzihradsky, MD) 1999
NBI Healthcare Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award 1998
Andrew W. Mellon Dean's Teaching Scholar Award 1994 - 1997
Pediatric Morning Report Teaching Award (Housestaff) for the following years: 1990, 1994, 1995 1990
Outstanding Pediatric Faculty Teaching Award (Medical Student) for the following years: 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 1986 - 2004
Pediatric Faculty Service Award, Department of Pediatrics 1986
Outstanding Pediatric Faculty Teaching Award (Housestaff) 1984

Recent Journal Articles

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2015 Apr
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; 56(4):370-5. Epub 2015 Feb 07.
2014 May
Starr TB, Kreipe RE. "Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa: brains, bones and breeding." Current psychiatry reports. 2014 May; 16(5):441.
2010 Mar
Bryant-Waugh R, Markham L, Kreipe RE, Walsh BT. "Feeding and eating disorders in childhood." The International journal of eating disorders. 2010 Mar; 43(2):98-111.
2010 Feb
Emans SJ, Austin SB, Goodman E, Orr DP, Freeman R, Stoff D, Litt IF, Schuster MA, Haggerty R, Granger R, Irwin CE, . "Improving adolescent and young adult health - training the next generation of physician scientists in transdisciplinary research." The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. 2010 Feb; 46(2):100-9.
Bravender, T; Bryant-Waugh, R; Herzog, D; Katzman, D; Kriepe, RE; Lask, B; Le Grange, D; Lock, J; Loeb, K.L.; Marcus, MD; Madden, S; Nicholls,D; O'Toole, J; Pinhas, L; Rome, E; Sokol-Burger, M; Wallin, U; Zucker, N. "Classification of Eating Disturbance in Children and Adolescents: Proposed Changes for the DSM?V". European Eating Disorder Review. 2010 Mar;18(2):79-89. 2010; 18(2): 79-89.

Current Appointments

Dr. Elizabeth R. McAnarney Professor in Pediatrics Funded by Roger & Carolyn Friedlander - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)
Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine (SMD) - Primary


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


MD | Medicine | Temple University School of Medicine1975
BA | Biology | LaSalle College1971

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong Memorial07/01/1979 - 06/30/1981
Residency in Pediatrics at St. Christopher s Hospital for Children07/01/1976 - 05/30/1979
Internship in Pediatrics at St. Christopher s Hospital for Children07/01/1975 - 06/30/1976