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Eating Disorders / Medical Behavioral Unit


Our team includes medical and psychiatric specialists with expertise in eating disorders treatment.

Benjamin Maxwell, M.D., Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry

Erin Costa, R.N., B.S.N., M.A.S., CPN, NE-BC, Director of Medical/Surgical Services and CAPS

Medical West Team - Walter KayeWalter Kaye, M.D., Director, Rady Children’s/UC San Diego Eating Disorders Programs; Professor of Psychiatry, UC San Diego

Kyung (Kay) Rhee, M.D., M.Sc., M.A., Medical Director, Medical Behavioral Unit; Adolescent Medicine Specialist; Hospitalist

Medical West Team - Kerri BoutelleKerri Boutelle, Ph.D., Supervisor, Psychology Staff, Medical Behavioral Unit; Senior Supervising Psychologist, UC San Diego Eating Disorders Treatment and Research Program; Director of Behavioral Services, Rady Children’s Weight and Wellness Center; Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, UC San Diego

Karen S. Loper, M.D., Adolescent Medicine Specialist; Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Primary Care Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, UC San Diego

Maya Kumar, M.D., FAAP, Adolescent Medicine Specialist

Emily Gray, M.D., Staff Psychiatrist

Tamara (Tammy) Maginot, Ph.D., Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow

Jackie Shiels, Psy.D., Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow

For more information on the team members, visit the UC San Diego Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research website.