The Center for Eating Disorders

Co-Directors: Harry Brandt, M.D., and Steven Crawford, M.D.

Phone Number: 410-938-5252

The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt is one of the nation’s leading programs for the treatment of children, teens, adults, and older adults with eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, compulsive overeating, and other specified eating disorders.

The Center, which operates under the clinical leadership of Harry A. Brandt, M.D., and Steven F. Crawford, M.D., has been nationally recognized for providing evidence-based eating disorder treatment since 1989. We offer highly-specialized individual, group, family, occupational, art, and nutritional therapies, and our comprehensive continuum of care supports individuals and families at every stage of recovery.

Our philosophy involves a definition of healing and recovery that includes the achievement of medical, nutritional, and psychological stabilization through the development of healthy coping mechanisms as a replacement for eating disorder behaviors. Elements of The Center include a Diagnostic Evaluation Program, a full range of outpatient services, an intensive outpatient program, a day treatment program, an inpatient unit, and an active research division. Throughout all levels of care, our multi-disciplinary staff provides highly specialized individual, group, and family therapies in a caring and recovery-focused environment.

Please visit The Center for Eating Disorders’ website to learn more about The Center, our services, and our treatment team.


Outpatient Main Entrance and Reception Area


“This is our daughter's sixth hospitalization in less than two years, and by far The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt has the most helpful and all-encompassing program for patients AND their families.”

Catherine W.