Michael Lutter, MD, PhD
Dr. Lutter is a physician-scientist who has been a leader in the fields of eating disorders, depression, and anxiety for the past 12 years. Dr. Lutter completed combined MD and PhD training in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2003 before completing the research-track of the Psychiatry Residency Program at UT Southwestern. He joined the Psychiatry Department as a faculty member in 2008 began a research program on the interaction of mood and feeding with a special focus on Eating Disorders. In 2012 he joined the Faculty of the Psychiatry Department at the University of Iowa where he identified the first two rare genetic mutations associated with Anorexia Nervosa. In 2016 he joined the Eating Recovery Center-Dallas to continue working on his genetic research while seeing patients in their newly opened Inpatient Hospital.
He has published 28 original research papers, written 7 review articles, and contributed 3 book chapters. In addition, he has regularly presented at national and international meetings including the Society for Neuroscience, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and the International Conference on Eating Disorders. He continues to pursue his passion of using translational neuroscience approaches to improve the treatment of patients with eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.