Kenneth W. Willis, MD is a board certified psychiatric physician who has been specializing in eating disorder treatment for over twenty-five years. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard, attended medical school at Dartmouth and completed residency in psychiatry at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Willis has been treating eating disorder patients at all levels of care including inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization as well as at the outpatient level. As such, he has observed eating disorders from their earlier beginnings to their most severe presentations including dealing with life threatening medical complications in hospital settings. He has a broad perspective on the management of eating disorders throughout the course of the illness.
Dr. Willis has facility experience with the medical management, psychopharmacological treatments, individual, group and family therapy of eating disorders, and has experience as an expert witness in legal cases involving eating disorders. He attempts to approach each patient with compassion but a sense of urgency with the goal of and strong belief in recovery for all his patients.
Dr. Willis has been a member of NEDA since its inception, and a strong supporter of appropriate family involvement in the management and treatment of their loved ones with eating disorders. He is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders, a founding Clinical Advisory Board Member of Project HEAL and a member of the Board of Directors for the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. Dr. Willis founded prominent eating disorder programs in New Jersey and served as Attending Physician, Medical Director, and Supervisor in these settings. He recently served as Medical Director of Monte Nido East Coast Operations helping with its national expansion. He currently has a private practice in the Princeton, New Jersey area and New York City.