Our Team

Eating Recovery Center, Maryland, has been developed and is overseen by a compassionate team of experts across many behavioral health disciplines. Eating Recovery Center, Maryland’s clinical and medical leadership team is comprised of multidisciplinary experts with decades of specific experience in the treatment of eating disorders. These experts also work closely with medical and clinical leadership at Eating Recovery Center in Denver, Colorado.

Harry Brandt, MDHarry A. Brandt, MD
Regional Medical Director, Eastern Region 

Dr. Harry Brandt led the eating disorders programs at Mercy Medical Center, St. Joseph Medical Center and Sheppard Pratt, including as Co-Director of the Center for Eating Disorders, before bringing his team to the Eating Recovery Center.  He is Chief of Psychiatry at University of Maryland-St. Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Brandt attended University of Maryland School of Medicine and trained in Psychiatry at University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry. He pursued fellowship training in Biological Psychiatry and Eating Disorders at the National Institutes of Health where he ultimately became Chief of the NIMH Eating Disorders Program.  Dr. Brandt, widely published in eating disorders, has been the Principal Site Investigator of two major federally-funded research grants. Active in the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Brandt is a past-president of the Maryland Psychiatric Society and has repeatedly been listed as a Baltimore Top Doctor and in Best Doctors in America..

Steven Crawford, MDSteven F. Crawford, MD
Medical Director, Maryland 

Dr. Steven Crawford is Managing Director, Medical at Eating Recovery Center and Assistant Chief of Psychiatry at University of Maryland-St. Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Crawford attended University of Maryland School of Medicine and trained in Psychiatry at University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry.  He received fellowship training in eating disorders at the Center for Eating Disorders and has worked continuously in the field for over twenty-five years, including as Co-Director of the Center for Eating Disorders. Dr. Crawford is a Past-President of the Maryland Psychiatric Society and chairs the Scientific Council of Med-Chi, the Maryland State Medical Society.  He serves on the Multi-disciplinary Peer Review Committee at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center and heads Schwartz Center Rounds to bring doctors, nurses and other caregivers together to discuss the human side of healthcare.  Dr. Crawford is consistently listed as Top Doctor in local and national professional surveys.

Kim Anderson, PhDKim Anderson, PhD
Clinical Director

Dr. Anderson is a licensed clinical psychologist who has focused her career on treatment for individuals with eating disorders. She has published scientific articles and chapters on eating disorders, trauma and associated problems. She developed and directed the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Program at the Center for Eating Disorders, which has been adapted to inpatient, outpatient and intensive outpatient settings, before joining Eating Recovery Center in 2019. Dr. Anderson also directs the training of the post-doctoral fellows at Eating Recovery Center, Maryland. She provides individual and group psychotherapy, supervision to developing psychologists, supervision of clinical research, and lectures on the prevention and treatment of eating disorders.

Irene Rovira, PhDIrene Rovira, PhD
Practice Manager

Dr. Rovira is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides evidence-based individual, group, and family treatment for eating disorders on an outpatient basis at Eating Recovery Center, Maryland. Dr. Rovira received an M.A. in developmental psychology from Teacher's College at Columbia University and a Ph.D. in the combined Clinical/School Psychology program from Hofstra University, New York. Dr. Rovira currently heads the training for the post-doctoral fellowship program, supervises mental health counselors and developing psychologists, and coordinates the psychological services provided in the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs at Eating Recovery Center, Maryland.

 

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