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Our Team

Eating Recovery Center, Dallas’s clinical and medical leadership team is comprised of multidisciplinary experts with decades of specific experience in the treatment of eating disorders. These experts work closely with medical and clinical leadership at Eating Recovery Center in Denver, Colorado. Our eating disorder treatment program was created and is overseen by internationally recognized eating disorders treatment experts. Together, these five experts have over 156 years of collective experience in the treatment of these complex illnesses.

 

Stephanie Setliff, MD
Medical Director

Dr. Stephanie Setliff has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders for 20 years. After receiving her medical degree from Creighton University, Dr. Setliff completed her adult psychiatry residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center where she was named Outstanding Resident. She served as Chief Resident of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry while in her child fellowship.

 

From 2000-November 2013, she was an Assistant Professor at UTSouthwestern and the Medical Director of the Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders at Children’s Medical Center. She was involved in collaborations with UT and Children’s to increase research on eating disorders at the University. She was a pivotal force behind the move of the Pediatric Eating Disorders Program to their new facility at Children’s Legacy Campus in November 2011.

 

She left academics and has done a short stint as a part-time private, outpatient psychiatrist in the Dallas area but has decided to return to the treatment center world because of the exciting opportunity she has to work with internationally renowned leaders in the eating disorders field. Dr. Setliff speaks frequently at various eating disorder education, prevention, and treatment programs in an effort to increase awareness about the growing epidemic of eating disorders – an issue she feels so passionately about. She has been interviewed on many local and national news and media outlets, and has become a strong voice for eating disorder awareness to the North Texas community.

 

Additionally, Dr. Setliff has served on the Board of Directors of The Elisa Project for nine years and was their 2012 Star of Hope recipient. She is currently their Vice President of Programming. She also serves on the board of Dallas Child and Family Guidance. Her additional interests are in the areas of family systems, child advocacy and effective communication between children and adults.

 

Tyler Wooten, MD
Medical Director

Dr. Tyler A. Wooten is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and has been a practicing psychiatrist and psychotherapist for over ten years. He entered medical school in 1995 with the sole intention of becoming a pediatric psychiatrist.Dr. Wooten began college at Southern Methodist University on a fine arts scholarship in the Meadows School.

 

His path towards understanding and meaning ultimately led him to be interested in the study of psychotherapy. He entered medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, in his hometown of Little Rock, and after graduation began his medical internship at the University of Virginia.

 

He completed his general adult residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and went on to advance training in a pediatric psychiatry fellowship at Children’s Medical Center.  Dr. Wooten left his private practice at Uptown Analytic Practices in January 2016 and became the Medical Director of Eating Recovery Center,  Dallas. He feels he has been most inspired as a clinician by eating disorders, drug and alcohol addictions, and his past work in the juvenile detention system.  

 

Michael Lutter, MD, PhD
Attending Psychiatrist

Michael Lutter, MD, PhD is a Physician -Scientist who is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He graduated from the MD/PhD program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2003 and then entered the Psychiatry Residency Program at the University of Texas Southwestern where he first became interested in the study and treatment of eating disorders. Upon completion of his Psychiatry Residency, he received additional post-doctoral training in neuroscience and human genetics. 

 

Since 2008, Dr. Lutter’s Research Program has focused on identifying the genetic and neurobiologic basis of eating disorders while continuing to treat patients with eating disorders. He has published 27 original research articles and written 8 book chapters and review articles. His research has contributed several major findings to the field of eating disorder research including identifying the first two rare genetic mutations associated with the risk of developing anorexia nervosa, demonstrating a role for the ‘hunger’ hormone ghrelin in mediating the effects of calorie restriction on mood and food reward, and defining a shared neural circuit for behavioral compulsivity and feeding that may contribute to the obsessionality frequently observed in patients with eating disorders.

 

Dr. Lutter is excited to join Eating Recovery Center of Dallas with the goal of translating the latest research findings into improved treatments.

 

Hani Ahmed, MD
Attending Physician

 








Ramona Weatherford, LCSW, CEDS
Texas Regional Director of Operations

Ramona Weatherford holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University and has over 30 years of clinical experience. In the last 15 years of her career, Ramona has focused on the management and operations side of clinical practices. Prior to joining Eating Recovery Center, Dallas , Ramona spent 14 years managing the eating disorder unit at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. Ramona joined Eating Recovery Center in May 2014 and was instrumental in the opening of Eating Recovery Center, Dallas in July 2014.

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