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Richard E. Kreipe, M.D.


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

Faculty Appointments


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


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.



  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


BA | LaSalle College

MD | Temple University School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

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

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

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

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

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

American Academy of Pediatrics Adele D. Hofmann Award

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

Certificate of Appreciation (Oliver Medzihradsky, MD)

NBI Healthcare Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award

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

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

Pediatric Faculty Service Award, Department of Pediatrics

Outstanding Pediatric Faculty Teaching Award (Housestaff)

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Journal Articles

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.

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.

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

Books & Chapters

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

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

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