Dr. Ira M. Sacker
"He is the co-author of the best selling book Dying To Be Thin (Warner Books), which chronicles patients efforts to understand and defeat Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
Doctors of Excellence is proud to welcome Dr. Ira M. Sacker into our prestigious, supportive community for top notch physicians.
Wow, Dr. Ira M. Sacker has joined our network. We are truly privileged and proud to have him in our network. Ira M. Sacker, M.D. is the President and Medical Director of the HEED Foundation, Inc. (Helping End Eating Disorders), a not for profit organization dedicated to the education, prevention and treatment of eating disorders.
Dr. Sacker graduated in 1968 from UCLA where he received his medical degree and went on to become chief residency at NYU after completing his internship and residency. He conducted a fellowship in adolescent medicine at LA Children’s Hospital and is currently board certified in pediatrics. His expertises include pediatrics, being an eating disorder specialist as well as medical and mental health treatment from the ages of 5 to 70. When he is not practicing out of the Sacker Center, Dr. Sacker is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Sacker is not only a member of our association; he is a part of the American Medical Association (AMA) as well as the NEDA. When he has the spare time, Dr. Sacker enjoys fly fishing tournaments, in addition to deep sea, skiing and still photography. Two of his favorite journals to turn to, when keeping up to date are Adolescent Medicine and the JAMA.
Dr. Ira Sacker is internationally known for his pioneering work in the field of eating disorders. He is the co-author of the bestselling book Dying to Be Thin (Warner Books), which chronicles patients efforts to understand and defeat Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa as well as Regaining Yourself, Understanding and Conquering the Eating Disorder Identity. He has been sought out by numerous network and local television programs as well as the print media for his expertise. He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, 48 Hours, Good Morning America and CNN and has been interviewed by magazines such as People, Glamour, Seventeen and Redbook. His published works have appeared in many prestigious medical and professional journals. Dr. Ira Sacker was named as one on the ”Best Doctors in New York” by New York Magazine and received ”Top Doctor” honors from the Castle Connelly Guide of the New York Metro Area. Currently, Dr. Sacker has offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Long Island. We look forward to networking with him.