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Personal Statement

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.

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Board Certifications
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Eating Disorder


  • M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1986
  • A.B., Princeton University, 1982

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



Attending Psychiatrist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Columbia University College of Physicians and 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.