Walter H. Kaye, M.D. 

Professor of Psychiatry 
Director of the Eating Disorder Center for Treatment and Research


Contact Information

Chancellor Park
4510 Executive Drive, Suite 315
San Diego, CA 92121
T: (858) 534-8019
F: (858) 534-6727


Dr. Kaye attended Ohio State Medical School, trained in neurology at the University of Southern California, trained in psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles, did research for 7 years on eating disorders at the National Institute of Mental Health, and was on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh for 20 years until joining UCSD. His current research is focused on exploring the relationship between brain and behavior using brain imaging and genetics to understand the cause of altered appetite, anxiety, reward, and other symptoms. At UCSD, Dr. Kaye has founded a treatment program for eating disorders that is using new insights into temperament and neurobiology to develop more effective treatments. Dr. Kaye has an international reputation in the field of eating disorders and is the author of more than 300 publications.

Research Interests

Research Focus

Eating Disorders Research

Clinical Focus

Clinical Information


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