Nina Kirz, MD
LPCH at El Camino Hospital
2500 Grant Rd.
Mountain View, CA 94040
Please do not contact directly – Only accepts patients admitted to LPCH for medical stabilization
Board Certified: Yes – General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 5-8 years
Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: MD from Yale University Residency in Psychiatry at Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell
I feel that the optimal treatment for children and adolescents with eating disorders is to start with nutritional rehabilitation while keeping them engaged in their regular lives as much as possible.
Yes, I do believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and I define it as being physically healthy, able to maintain weight within a healthy range while engaging in a normal level of activity, and eating disorder thoughts and worries reduced to a level where they don’t have a significant impact on functioning or mood.
LANGUAGES: English, some Spanish
POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Athletes, Children, Females, GLBT, Males
CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Psychopharmacology
TREATMENT SETTINGS: Inpatient, I work at LPCH
FEES: Insurance through LPCH, “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Will bill on behalf of patient.