Specialty

, Behavioral Health, Eating Disorders, Psychiatry

Locations

UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry, Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research
4510 Executive Drive, Ste 315
San Diego, CA 92121

Specialty

Behavioral Health, Eating Disorders, Psychiatry

Organization

UC San Diego Health

Medical Group / IPA

UC San Diego Health

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine

Residency

Resnick UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, University of Southern California

Fellowship

National Institute of Mental Health

Board Certifications

Psychiatry

Gender

M

Bio

Dr. Walter Kaye is a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in treating individuals with anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders. An internationally recognized leader in the field, he is the director of the Eating Disorders Program at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, where he coordinates the treatment of patients in the Medical Behavioral Unit. He is also the director of the Eating Disorders Treatment and Research Program at UC San Diego and a professor in the UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry, where he instructs medical students and residents.

Using a family-based treatment approach called the Maudsley model, Dr. Kaye and his team work with parents to help them understand the symptoms of anorexia and bulimia, and to develop better ways of managing and interacting with their children. This approach has been shown to improve outcomes and reduce relapses. Rady Children's and UC San Diego are among the only places that provide Maudsley family-based treatment, which requires specialized training. As a result, patients come to Rady Children's from throughout the country and around the world for this expertise.

Dr. Kaye's research seeks to understand why individuals develop eating disorders and use what is learned to develop more effective treatments. He has worked to identify genes that contribute to the development of anorexia and bulimia nervosa, and has used brain imaging to document pathways associated with anxiety and obsessive behaviors surrounding food and eating. He is the author of more than 300 articles and publications

Prior to working at UC San Diego and Rady Children's, Dr. Kaye was on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he was the research director of the eating disorder program and received a National Institute of Mental Health senior scientist award.

Publications

Examining day hospital treatment outcomes for sexual minority patients with eating disorders.
Donahue JM, DeBenedetto AM, Wierenga CE, Kaye WH, Brown TA

Increased anticipatory brain response to pleasant touch in women remitted from bulimia nervosa.
Wierenga CE, Bischoff-Grethe A, Berner LA, Simmons AN, Bailer U, Paulus MP, Kaye WH

Early predictors of treatment outcome in a partial hospital program for adolescent anorexia nervosa.
Brown TA, Murray SB, Anderson LK, Kaye WH

Emotion Regulation Difficulties During and After Partial Hospitalization Treatment Across Eating Disorders.
Brown TA, Cusack A, Berner LA, Anderson LK, Nakamura T, Gomez L, Trim J, Chen JY, Kaye WH

Correlates of co-occurring eating disorders and substance use disorders: a case for dialectical behavior therapy.
Claudat K, Brown TA, Anderson L, Bongiorno G, Berner LA, Reilly E, Luo T, Orloff N, Kaye WH

Dialectical behavioral therapy for the treatment of adolescent eating disorders: a review of existing work and proposed future directions.
Reilly EE, Orloff NC, Luo T, Berner LA, Brown TA, Claudat K, Kaye WH, Anderson LK

Body mistrust bridges interoceptive awareness and eating disorder symptoms.
Brown TA, Vanzhula IA, Reilly EE, Levinson CA, Berner LA, Krueger A, Lavender JM, Kaye WH, Wierenga CE

Neural Insensitivity to the Effects of Hunger in Women Remitted From Anorexia Nervosa.
Kaye WH, Wierenga CE, Bischoff-Grethe A, Berner LA, Ely AV, Bailer UF, Paulus MP, Fudge JL

Shared genetic risk between eating disorder- and substance-use-related phenotypes: Evidence from genome-wide association studies.
Munn-Chernoff MA, Johnson EC, Chou YL, Coleman JRI, Thornton LM, Walters RK, Yilmaz Z, Baker JH, Hübel C, Gordon S, Medland SE, Watson HJ, Gaspar HA, Bryois J, Hinney A, Leppä VM, Mattheisen M, Ripke S, Yao S, Giusti-Rodríguez P, Hanscombe KB, Adan RAH, Alfredsson L, Ando T, Andreassen OA, Berrettini WH, Boehm I, Boni C, Boraska Perica V, Buehren K, Burghardt R, Cassina M, Cichon S, Clementi M, Cone RD, Courtet P, Crow S, Crowley JJ, Danner UN, Davis OSP, de Zwaan M, Dedoussis G, Degortes D, DeSocio JE, Dick DM, Dikeos D, Dina C, Dmitrzak-Weglarz M, Docampo E, Duncan LE, Egberts K, Ehrlich S, Escaramís G, Esko T, Estivill X, Farmer A, Favaro A, Fernández-Aranda F, Fichter MM, Fischer K, Föcker M, Foretova L, Forstner AJ, Forzan M, Franklin CS, Gallinger S, Giegling I, Giuranna J, Gonidakis F, Gorwood P, Gratacos Mayora M, Guillaume S, Guo Y, Hakonarson H, Hatzikotoulas K, Hauser J, Hebebrand J, Helder SG, Herms S, Herpertz-Dahlmann B, Herzog W, Huckins LM, Hudson JI, Imgart H, Inoko H, Janout V, Jiménez-Murcia S, Julià A, Kalsi G, Kaminská D, Karhunen L, Karwautz A, Kas MJH, Kennedy JL, Keski-Rahkonen A, Kiezebrink K, Kim YR, Klump KL, Knudsen GPS, La Via MC, Le Hellard S, Levitan RD, Li D, Lilenfeld L, Lin BD, Lissowska J, Luykx J, Magistretti PJ, Maj M, Mannik K, Marsal S, Marshall CR, Mattingsdal M, McDevitt S, McGuffin P, Metspalu A, Meulenbelt I, Micali N, Mitchell K, Monteleone AM, Monteleone P, Nacmias B, Navratilova M, Ntalla I, O'Toole JK, Ophoff RA, Padyukov L, Palotie A, Pantel J, Papezova H, Pinto D, Rabionet R, Raevuori A, Ramoz N, Reichborn-Kjennerud T, Ricca V, Ripatti S, Ritschel F, Roberts M, Rotondo A, Rujescu D, Rybakowski F, Santonastaso P, Scherag A, Scherer SW, Schmidt U, Schork NJ, Schosser A, Seitz J, Slachtova L, Slagboom PE, Slof-Op't Landt MCT, Slopien A, Sorbi S, Świątkowska B, Szatkiewicz JP, Tachmazidou I, Tenconi E, Tortorella A, Tozzi F, Treasure J, Tsitsika A, Tyszkiewicz-Nwafor M, Tziouvas K, van Elburg AA, van Furth EF, Wagner G, Walton E, Widen E, Zeggini E, Zerwas S, Zipfel S, Bergen AW, Boden JM, Brandt H, Crawford S, Halmi KA, Horwood LJ, Johnson C, Kaplan AS, Kaye WH, Mitchell J, Olsen CM, Pearson JF, Pedersen NL, Strober M, Werge T, Whiteman DC, Woodside DB, Grove J, Henders AK, Larsen JT, Parker R, Petersen LV, Jordan J, Kennedy MA, Birgegård A, Lichtenstein P, Norring C, Landén M, Mortensen PB, Polimanti R, McClintick JN, Adkins AE, Aliev F, Bacanu SA, Batzler A, Bertelsen S, Biernacka JM, Bigdeli TB, Chen LS, Clarke TK, Degenhardt F, Docherty AR, Edwards AC, Foo JC, Fox L, Frank J, Hack LM, Hartmann AM, Hartz SM, Heilmann-Heimbach S, Hodgkinson C, Hoffmann P, Hottenga JJ, Konte B, Lahti J, Lahti-Pulkkinen M, Lai D, Ligthart L, Loukola A, Maher BS, Mbarek H, McIntosh AM, McQueen MB, Meyers JL, Milaneschi Y, Palviainen T, Peterson RE, Ryu E, Saccone NL, Salvatore JE, Sanchez-Roige S, Schwandt M, Sherva R, Streit F, Strohmaier J, Thomas N, Wang JC, Webb BT, Wedow R, Wetherill L, Wills AG, Zhou H, Boardman JD, Chen D, Choi DS, Copeland WE, Culverhouse RC, Dahmen N, Degenhardt L, Domingue BW, Frye MA, Gäebel W, Hayward C, Ising M, Keyes M, Kiefer F, Koller G, Kramer J, Kuperman S, Lucae S, Lynskey MT, Maier W, Mann K, Männistö S, Müller-Myhsok B, Murray AD, Nurnberger JI, Preuss U, Räikkönen K, Reynolds MD, Ridinger M, Scherbaum N, Schuckit MA, Soyka M, Treutlein J, Witt SH, Wodarz N, Zill P, Adkins DE, Boomsma DI, Bierut LJ, Brown SA, Bucholz KK, Costello EJ, de Wit H, Diazgranados N, Eriksson JG, Farrer LA, Foroud TM, Gillespie NA, Goate AM, Goldman D, Grucza RA, Hancock DB, Harris KM, Hesselbrock V, Hewitt JK, Hopfer CJ, Iacono WG, Johnson EO, Karpyak VM, Kendler KS, Kranzler HR, Krauter K, Lind PA, McGue M, MacKillop J, Madden PAF, Maes HH, Magnusson PKE, Nelson EC, Nöthen MM, Palmer AA, Penninx BWJH, Porjesz B, Rice JP, Rietschel M, Riley BP, Rose RJ, Shen PH, Silberg J, Stallings MC, Tarter RE, Vanyukov MM, Vrieze S, Wall TL, Whitfield JB, Zhao H, Neale BM, Wade TD, Heath AC, Montgomery GW, Martin NG, Sullivan PF, Kaprio J, Breen G, Gelernter J, Edenberg HJ, Bulik CM, Agrawal A

Naturalistic outcomes for a day-hospital programme in a mixed diagnostic sample of adolescents with eating disorders.
Reilly EE, Rockwell RE, Ramirez AL, Anderson LK, Brown TA, Wierenga CE, Kaye WH

Task-switching inefficiencies in currently ill, but not remitted anorexia nervosa.
Berner LA, Romero EM, Reilly EE, Lavender JM, Kaye WH, Wierenga CE

Development and validation of the Premorbid Childhood Traits Questionnaire (PCT-Q) in eating disorders.
Marzola E, Fassino S, Migliaretti G, Abbate-Daga G, Kaye WH

Genome-wide association study identifies eight risk loci and implicates metabo-psychiatric origins for anorexia nervosa.
Watson HJ, Yilmaz Z, Thornton LM, Hübel C, Coleman JRI, Gaspar HA, Bryois J, Hinney A, Leppä VM, Mattheisen M, Medland SE, Ripke S, Yao S, Giusti-Rodríguez P, Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative., Hanscombe KB, Purves KL, Eating Disorders Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium., Adan RAH, Alfredsson L, Ando T, Andreassen OA, Baker JH, Berrettini WH, Boehm I, Boni C, Perica VB, Buehren K, Burghardt R, Cassina M, Cichon S, Clementi M, Cone RD, Courtet P, Crow S, Crowley JJ, Danner UN, Davis OSP, de Zwaan M, Dedoussis G, Degortes D, DeSocio JE, Dick DM, Dikeos D, Dina C, Dmitrzak-Weglarz M, Docampo E, Duncan LE, Egberts K, Ehrlich S, Escaramís G, Esko T, Estivill X, Farmer A, Favaro A, Fernández-Aranda F, Fichter MM, Fischer K, Föcker M, Foretova L, Forstner AJ, Forzan M, Franklin CS, Gallinger S, Giegling I, Giuranna J, Gonidakis F, Gorwood P, Mayora MG, Guillaume S, Guo Y, Hakonarson H, Hatzikotoulas K, Hauser J, Hebebrand J, Helder SG, Herms S, Herpertz-Dahlmann B, Herzog W, Huckins LM, Hudson JI, Imgart H, Inoko H, Janout V, Jiménez-Murcia S, Julià A, Kalsi G, Kaminská D, Kaprio J, Karhunen L, Karwautz A, Kas MJH, Kennedy JL, Keski-Rahkonen A, Kiezebrink K, Kim YR, Klareskog L, Klump KL, Knudsen GPS, La Via MC, Le Hellard S, Levitan RD, Li D, Lilenfeld L, Lin BD, Lissowska J, Luykx J, Magistretti PJ, Maj M, Mannik K, Marsal S, Marshall CR, Mattingsdal M, McDevitt S, McGuffin P, Metspalu A, Meulenbelt I, Micali N, Mitchell K, Monteleone AM, Monteleone P, Munn-Chernoff MA, Nacmias B, Navratilova M, Ntalla I, O'Toole JK, Ophoff RA, Padyukov L, Palotie A, Pantel J, Papezova H, Pinto D, Rabionet R, Raevuori A, Ramoz N, Reichborn-Kjennerud T, Ricca V, Ripatti S, Ritschel F, Roberts M, Rotondo A, Rujescu D, Rybakowski F, Santonastaso P, Scherag A, Scherer SW, Schmidt U, Schork NJ, Schosser A, Seitz J, Slachtova L, Slagboom PE, Slof-Op 't Landt MCT, Slopien A, Sorbi S, Świątkowska B, Szatkiewicz JP, Tachmazidou I, Tenconi E, Tortorella A, Tozzi F, Treasure J, Tsitsika A, Tyszkiewicz-Nwafor M, Tziouvas K, van Elburg AA, van Furth EF, Wagner G, Walton E, Widen E, Zeggini E, Zerwas S, Zipfel S, Bergen AW, Boden JM, Brandt H, Crawford S, Halmi KA, Horwood LJ, Johnson C, Kaplan AS, Kaye WH, Mitchell JE, Olsen CM, Pearson JF, Pedersen NL, Strober M, Werge T, Whiteman DC, Woodside DB, Stuber GD, Gordon S, Grove J, Henders AK, Juréus A, Kirk KM, Larsen JT, Parker R, Petersen L, Jordan J, Kennedy M, Montgomery GW, Wade TD, Birgegård A, Lichtenstein P, Norring C, Landén M, Martin NG, Mortensen PB, Sullivan PF, Breen G, Bulik CM

Therapist adherence to family-based treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa: A multi-site exploratory study.
Dimitropoulos G, Lock JD, Agras WS, Brandt H, Halmi KA, Jo B, Kaye WH, Pinhas L, Wilfley DE, Woodside DB

A process approach to verbal memory assessment: Exploratory evidence of inefficient learning in women remitted from anorexia nervosa.
Stedal K, Ely AV, Kurniadi N, Lopez E, Kaye WH, Wierenga CE

Exploring the cooccurrence of behavioural phenotypes for avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder in a partial hospitalization sample.
Reilly EE, Brown TA, Gray EK, Kaye WH, Menzel JE

Altered anticipation and processing of aversive interoceptive experience among women remitted from bulimia nervosa.
Berner LA, Simmons AN, Wierenga CE, Bischoff-Grethe A, Paulus MP, Bailer UF, Kaye WH

An investigation of indirect effects of personality features on anorexia nervosa severity through interoceptive dysfunction in individuals with lifetime anorexia nervosa diagnoses.
Duffy ME, Rogers ML, Joiner TE, Bergen AW, Berrettini W, Bulik CM, Brandt H, Crawford S, Crow S, Fichter M, Halmi K, Kaplan AS, Klump KL, Lilenfeld L, Magistretti PJ, Mitchell J, Schork NJ, Strober M, Thornton LM, Treasure J, Woodside B, Kaye WH, Keel PK

Conceptualizing the role of disgust in avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder: Implications for the etiology and treatment of selective eating.
Menzel JE, Reilly EE, Luo TJ, Kaye WH

Could repetitive negative thinking interfere with corrective learning? The example of anorexia nervosa.
Reilly EE, Lavender JM, Berner LA, Brown TA, Wierenga CE, Kaye WH

Neuroendocrinology of reward in anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa: Beyond leptin and ghrelin.
Berner LA, Brown TA, Lavender JM, Lopez E, Wierenga CE, Kaye WH

We Are Only at the Tip of the Iceberg: A Commentary on Higher Levels of Care for Anorexia Nervosa.
Chen EY, Kaye WH

The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI): Overview and methods.
Thornton LM, Munn-Chernoff MA, Baker JH, Juréus A, Parker R, Henders AK, Larsen JT, Petersen L, Watson HJ, Yilmaz Z, Kirk KM, Gordon S, Leppä VM, Martin FC, Whiteman DC, Olsen CM, Werge TM, Pedersen NL, Kaye W, Bergen AW, Halmi KA, Strober M, Kaplan AS, Woodside DB, Mitchell J, Johnson CL, Brandt H, Crawford S, Horwood LJ, Boden JM, Pearson JF, Duncan LE, Grove J, Mattheisen M, Jordan J, Kennedy MA, Birgegård A, Lichtenstein P, Norring C, Wade TD, Montgomery GW, Martin NG, Landén M, Mortensen PB, Sullivan PF, Bulik CM

Structural alterations in the caudate nucleus and precuneus in un-medicated anorexia nervosa patients.
Yue L, Wang Y, Kaye WH, Kang Q, Huang JB, Cheung EFC, Xiao SF, Wang Z, Chen J, Chan RCK

A path to defining excellence in intensive treatment for eating disorders.
Guarda AS, Wonderlich S, Kaye W, Attia E

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