Gain control again

Eating disorders are precipitated by a complex interplay of genetic vulnerability, sociocultural pressures, and personal experience. The Johns Hopkins Eating Disorder Program helps patients gain back control over their eating and master healthy eating. Our program provides an individualized approach that helps patients interrupt unhealthy behaviors and reach their full potential.

Thinking About Eating Disorders

Drs Angela Guarda and Graham Redgrave, Director and Assistant Director of the Johns Hopkins Eating Disorders program, answer key questions about what an eating disorders is, what can cause and sustain it, the role of body image, and how co-occurring psychiatric and medical conditions can impact treatment.

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The Johns Hopkins Difference

40+ Years

Nationally Recognized Program

We have treated thousands of patients with eating disorders since 1976. Our clinical practice integrates the experience of our patients with the latest research findings to maintain the best evidence-based and effective treatment.


Reach BMI of 19

Our meal-based approach to anorexia nervosa emphasizes faster weight restoration, balanced eating behavior and relapse prevention skills training. 71% of our patients with anorexia nervosa reach a normal weight before leaving the program - the best known predictor of recovery.


Individualized Treatment

Just as no two people are exactly alike, no two eating disorders are exactly the same. We get to know you and your family and individualize your treatment to maximize your recovery.

How We Treat Eating Disorders at Johns Hopkins Medicine

At John Hopkins, treatment for eating disorders occurs in a variety of settings: inpatient, partial hospitalization, off-campus residence and outpatient clinic. Program directors explain how the team uses a behavioral approach to intervention, treatment and recovery; the role of parents in treating young people; and how to think about being ready.

Treatment Overview

Patient Information

We offer a continuum of care designed to meet every patient's needs. This includes inpatient, day hospital, outpatient, and full consultation services.

Thank you for intervening at a critical moment in my life. A year ago I believed recovery was impossible. I am truly amazed at what I have been able to accomplish with the help of your program. — Patient

What you see in your child is this behavior that is irrational - you feel both helpless and to blame. The expert care we received at Johns Hopkins empowered my two daughters to fight their eating disorder and equipped our family with the tools to understand it and to help them succeed. — Parent of Patient

Letters from Patients and Families

Contact Us

Johns Hopkins Eating Disorders Program

Johns Hopkins Eating Disorders Program
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 North Wolfe Street, Meyer 101
Baltimore, Maryland 21287

Patients and visitors, please use the Wolfe Street entrance at the end of the traffic circle.

Inpatient and Day Hospital (Partial Hospitalization) Information

Phone: 410-955-5114
Fax: 410-955-6155
Email: [email protected]
Eating Disorders Intake Referral Form

Outpatient and Consultation Services

Phone: 410-955-3863
Fax: 410-502-7907
Email: [email protected]

Referring Physicians

For referring physicians, please contact Dr. Guarda [email protected], Dr. Redgrave [email protected], or call the Hopkins Access Line at 800-765-JHHS.

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