Evelyn Attia, M.D.

Evelyn Attia

Evelyn Attia, MD is Director of the Center for Eating Disorders at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, an integrated clinical research program at both Weill Cornell and Columbia University Medical Centers. Dr. Attia is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.

Dr. Attia received her A.B. from Princeton University in 1982 and her M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in 1986. Formerly the director of the inpatient eating disorders program at The New York State Psychiatric Institute, Dr. Attia has more recently focused on research involving the psychobiology and treatment of anorexia nervosa. Since 1999, she has received uninterrupted funding for her research from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

Dr. Attia has received a Young Investigator Award from The National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), a Pfizer/Society for Women’s Health Research Faculty Development Award in Women’s Health, and a Career Development Award from NIMH. Dr. Attia is a member of the eating disorders work-group for DSM-5. She is also a member of The Eating Disorders Research Society and has been elected Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders.



1. Anorexia nervosa: current status and future directions.

 Attia E.
 Annu Rev Med. 2010;61:425-35. Review.
 PMID: 19719398 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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2. Behavioral management for anorexia nervosa.

 Attia E, Walsh BT.
 N Engl J Med. 2009 Jan 29;360(5):500-6. Review. No abstract available.
 PMID: 19179317 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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3. Anorexia nervosa.

 Attia E, Walsh BT.
 Am J Psychiatry. 2007 Dec;164(12):1805-10; quiz 1922. No abstract available.
 PMID: 18056234 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article
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4. Fluoxetine after weight restoration in anorexia nervosa: a randomized controlled trial.

 Walsh BT, Kaplan AS, Attia E, Olmsted M, Parides M, Carter JC, Pike KM, Devlin MJ, Woodside B, Roberto CA, Rockert W.
 JAMA. 2006 Jun 14;295(22):2605-12. Erratum in: JAMA. 2007 Nov 7;298(17):2008. JAMA. 2006 Aug 23;296(8):934.
 PMID: 16772623 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article
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5. Plasma tryptophan during weight restoration in patients with anorexia nervosa.

 Attia E, Wolk S, Cooper T, Glasofer D, Walsh BT.
 Biol Psychiatry. 2005 Mar 15;57(6):674-8.
 PMID: 15780856 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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6. Does fluoxetine augment the inpatient treatment of anorexia nervosa?

 Attia E, Haiman C, Walsh BT, Flater SR.
 Am J Psychiatry. 1998 Apr;155(4):548-51.
 PMID: 9546003


Honors and Awards

NARSAD Young Investigator Award

Pfizer/Society for Women's Health Research Career Development Award

NIMH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award