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Angela Sarah Guarda, M.D.
The Stephen and Jean Robinson Associate Professor of Eating Disorders
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish
Expertise: Adult Psychiatry, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS), Eating Disorders, Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Weight Disorders ...read more
Research Interests: Eating Disorders
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Dr. Guarda is the Stephen and Jean Robinson Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and has been the Director of the Eating Disorders Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital since 1997. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University, obtained her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed a residency in Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins including an externship in eating disorders at the Maudsley Hospital in London. She is an active clinician, educator and researcher. Her clinical research interests include improving treatment outcomes and rates of meal-based weight restoration for anorexia nervosa and ARFID. She has received grant funding from both the NIH and the Klarman Family Foundation and is actively involved in neuroimaging research examining neural mechanisms of appetite dysregulation that may contribute to the driven nature of eating disorders.
Dr Guarda is an inducted member of the Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence and has been named every year since 2009 in Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors” for eating disorders.
- The Stephen and Jean Robinson Associate Professor of Eating Disorders
- Director, Johns Hopkins Eating Disorders Program
- Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Departments / Divisions
- MD; Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine (1991)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Psychiatry (1995)
Research & Publications
Clinical Trial Keywordsanorexia nervosa
Selected PublicationsView all on Pubmed
Guarda AS, Schreyer CC, Fischer L, Hansen J, Coughlin JW, Kaminsky M, Attia E, Redgrave GW. Intensive Treatment for Adults with Anorexia Nervosa: the Cost of Weight Restoration. Int J Eat Disord. 2017 Jan 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28130794
Attia E, Blackwood KL, Guarda AS, Marcus MD, Rothman DJ. Marketing Residential Treatment Programs for Eating Disorders: A Call for Transparency. Psychiatr Serv. 2016 Mar 14:appips201500338. Volume 67 Issue 6, June 01, 2016, pp. 664-666. PMID: 26974513
Redgrave GW, Coughlin JW, Schreyer CC, Martin LM, Leonpacher AK, Seide M, Verdi AM, Pletch A, Guarda AS. Refeeding and weight restoration outcomes in anorexia nervosa: Challenging current guidelines. Int J Eat Disord. 2015 Jan 27. doi: 10.1002/eat.22390. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25625572
Guarda AS. Treatment of anorexia nervosa: Insights and obstacles. Physiology & Behavior. 2008:94(1):113-120. PMID: 18155737
Guarda AS, Marinilli Pinto A, Couglin J, Hussain S, Haug NA, Heinberg LJ. Perceived coercion and change in perceived need for admission in hospitalized eating disorder patients. Am J Psychiatry, 2007:164(1):108–114. PMID: 17202551
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Activities & Honors
- Top Doctors: Eating Disorders, Baltimore Magazine, 2018
- Inducted member – Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2018
- Named annually in Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” for 10 consecutive years, 2009 - 2018
- Selected for Inaugural Award “Exceptional Women in Medicine 2017”, Castle Connolly Medical LTD., 2017
- Fellow Academy of Eating Disorders
- Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
- Eating Disorders Research Society
- Maryland Psychiatric Society
Videos & Media
How We Treat Eating Disorders at Johns Hopkins Medicine
Thinking About Eating Disorders | Johns Hopkins Experts Answer Key Questions
Recent News Articles and Media Coverage
Second Opinion: Eating Disorders - WXXI-TV (1/18/2018)
Using real-life medical cases, specialists grapple with diagnosis and treatment options to give patients and TV viewers up-to-date, accurate medical information. In this episode, Angela Guarda, M.D., director of the Eating Disorders Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital, is on a panel discussing eating disorders.
Centers to Treat Eating Disorders Are Growing, and Raising Concerns - New York Times (3/14/2016)
What to Look For in an Eating Disorder Treatment Center - New York Times (3/14/2016)
A Daughter’s Anorexia And Her Mother’s Fight To Save Her - The Diane Rehm Show (5/20/2015)