Ronald Liebman, MD

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.

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

Adult Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Titles and Academic Titles

Senior Attending Psychiatrist

Director, Eating Disorders Program

Director, Substance Use Disorders Program

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

Departments and Services

Awards and Honors

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