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. Kim Anderson is the Clinical Director at the Eating Recovery Center of Maryland. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who has focused her career on treatment for individuals with eating disorders. She developed and directed the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Program at the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, before joining Eating Recovery Center in 2019. Dr. Anderson serves as clinical supervisor for staff at all levels, providing specialized training and consultation on evidence-based treatments for eating disorders and other behavioral disorders. She provides individual, family, and group psychotherapy, supervises the implementation of clinical research protocols, and participates in the development of novel research on the treatment of eating disorders. She has been treating patients with eating disorders in the Baltimore area for over 25 years.

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.

Tracy Kuniega-Pietrzak, M.D.
Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist

Dr. Tracy Kuniega-Pietrzak is a board-certified psychiatrist in both Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and has extensive experience in treating children, adolescents and adults with eating disorders in various level of care.  Dr. Kuniega graduated from the University of Scranton with a B.S. in Biology and received her Medical Degree from the University of Maryland.  She went on to complete her adult psychiatry residency and her child and adolescent fellowship at Brown Medical School.  While at Brown, Dr. Kuniega was Chief Resident and earned the distinction of Haffenreffer Fellow in Medical Sciences in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program.  Throughout her training she developed an interest in Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, published on body image in patients with BDD, and participated in the POTS II Research Study.

In 2006, Dr. Kuniega joined the Center for Eating Disorders and was an attending psychiatrist on the inpatient and partial hospitalization programs for many years.  During that time, she supervised medical students and residents, and was a Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine.  She later transitioned to providing outpatient services and joined Eating Recovery Centers in 2020.

Dr. Kuniega is a fellow in the American Psychiatric Association and a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  For the past three years, she has also been named one of the Top Doctors for eating disorders by Baltimore Magazine.
 

Kaitlin Slaven, MD
PHP Psychiatrist

Dr. Slaven is a board-certified psychiatrist at Eating Recovery Center, Baltimore. She attended Iowa State University for undergraduate education and The University of Iowa for medical school. Dr. Slaven served as chief resident at George Washington University, where she completed her psychiatry residency with interests in women’s and perinatal mental health. Dr. Slaven completed a one year eating disorders fellowship post-residency through the University of Maryland. She has work in eating disorder treatment both at the inpatient and partial hospital level of care. Dr. Slaven currently sees patients in the partial hospital program.

 

 

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