Ronald Liebman, MD

Ronald Liebman, MD, is the founder and director of the Eating Disorders Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and is the senior attending staff psychiatrist in the Department.

Areas of Expertise: Developing and teaching the principles of systems based family therapy for the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of eating disorders, psychosomatic disorders, and substance use disorders
Locations: Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in University City, PA; Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    Ronald Liebman, MD, is the senior attending staff psychiatrist at CHOP. He is the founder and director of the Eating Disorders Program at CHOP with more than 40 years of experience in diagnosing and treating patients with eating disorders. He also teaches and conducts research in the field of eating disorders.

    Academically, Dr. Liebman holds appointments as a clinical professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and has published many papers and textbook chapters on the treatment of eating disorders and psychosomatic disorders.

    Since 1971, Dr. Liebman has devoted his career to the development and application of systems based family therapy as a uniquely effective treatment modality for eating disorders, psychosomatic disorders, and substance use disorders. Systems based family therapy emphasizes the important and effective role that the family plays in supporting, stimulating, and guiding their child's recovery with the clinicians responsible for treatment.

     

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

    Internship

    Internal Medicine - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Residency

    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Fellowship

    Philadelphia Child Guidance Center, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

    Board Certification

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Director, Eating Disorders Program

    Senior Attending Psychiatrist

    Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Awards and Honors

    Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    Summa cum laude graduate, Temple University (BA)
    Academic Honors Society, Temple University