Sara Niego, M.D.
“You see patients suddenly start to push back on an eating disorder, decide they don’t want it anymore.”
Orienting patients towards lives of recovery and away from their eating disorders is the lifework of Eating Disorders Program Service Chief, Sara Niego, M.D.
“I like every patient,” she says of her mission. “There is no patient I don’t like treating, no kind of patient or disorder. I see people as people not patients, and I think that’s my defining feature.”
Dr. Niego serves as the psychiatrist for the Eating Disorders Program, and has “an extensive background in both research and the clinical treatment of eating disorders.” She evaluates and monitors each patient medically, manages medications, and works with all patients both individually and in group.
“You can’t really help patients unless they feel they are heard and understood by you,” she believes. “What I bring to my treatment of patients is all this knowledge I’ve garnered through the years plus someone I think they can relate to.”
Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Zucker Hillside Division
Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut Faculty, Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Academy for Eating Disorders
National Eating Disorders Association
American Psychiatric Association
Binge Eating Disorders in the Bariatric Surgery Population: A Review of the Literature
Eating Disorders in the College Student Population, presentation at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry