Alexis Fertig, MD, MPH

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Alexis Fertig, MD, MPH, is a psychiatrist and the Medical Director of the Eating Disorder Assessment and Treatment Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Tulane University, School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA


Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (Chief Resident)

Board Certification

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Graduate Degree

MPH in Epidemiology - Tulane University, School of Public Health, New Orleans, LA

Titles and Academic Titles

Medical Director, Eating Disorder Assessment and Treatment Program


Departments and Services




Sockalingam S, Micula-Gondek W, Lundblad W, Fertig A, Hawa R. Bariatric Surgery and Psychiatric Care. Am J Psychiatry 2017; 174(1):81-82.

Fertig AM, Tew JD, Douaihy AB, Nash KC, Solai LK, Travis MJ, Zippay LB, Matthews KA, Lewis DA. Developing a Clinician Educator Faculty Development Program: Lessons Learned. Acad Psychiatry. 2017; 41(3): 417-422.


Fertig AM, Fitzgerald I. The Angst of the Early Career Clinician-Educator: Some advice to those who are newer to the trenches. In: Johnson SB, editor. Association for Academic Psychiatry Bulletin; September 2014.

Fertig AM, Wildes JE. Day hospital treatment following brief inpatient medical stabilisation for adolescents with anorexia nervosa is equivalent in efficacy to inpatient treatment. Invited commentary on: Herpertz-Dahlmann B, Schwarte R, Krei M, et al. Day-patient treatment after short inpatient care versus continued inpatient treatment in adolescents with anorexia nervosa (ANDI): a multicentre, randomised, open-label, non-inferiority trial. Lancet 2014;383:1222-9. Evid Based Mental Health. 2014; on-line publication ahead of print, doi:10.1136/eb-2014-101890.


Fenton MA, Shuster TD, Fertig AM, Taplin ME, Kolvenbag G, Bubley GJ, Balk SP. Functional characterization of mutant androgen receptors from androgen-independent prostate cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 1997; 3(8):1383-8.


Porcelli S, Gerdes D, Fertig AM, Balk SP. Human T cells expressing an invariant V alpha 24-J alpha Q TCR alpha are CD4- and heterogeneous with respect to TCR beta expression. Hum Immunol. 1996; 48(1-2):63-7.




Fertig, AM and Lundblad W. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Disordered Eating in Severe Obesity. In Cassin S, Hawa R, Sockalingam S, editors. Psychological Care in Severe Obesity. Cambridge University Press; 2018. 161-174.


Lundblad W, Fertig AM, Sockalingam S. Integrated Models for Severe Obesity Management: Role for Psychosocial Teams. In Sockalingham S, Hawa R, editors. Psychiatric Care in Severe Obesity. Cham: Springer; 2017. 83-90.

Awards and Honors

2016, WPIC Exemplary Teaching Service Award for a Specialty Service Line
2014, AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
2009, Outstanding Child Teaching Resident, Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
1994, Cum Laude, Wellesley College

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2006-present, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
2001-present, American Psychiatric Association