Eating Disorders

Welcome to our Eating Disorders Fellowship Program!


Our fellowship training program provides high caliber clinical training in eating disorders, focusing on the treatment of individuals with severe eating disorders. Fellows will receive a strong foundation in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders, including medical and psychiatric assessment, psychotherapeutic and pharmacotherapeutic treatments, and an appreciation of the literature related to eating disorders. Graduates of the program will feel confident in independently managing the care of individuals with eating disorders and potentially leading an eating disorders team.


The primary training site is the Ottawa Hospital General Campus, home of the Regional Program for the Treatment of Eating Disorders (EDP) which serves a metropolitan city of over one million people surrounded by a diverse and wide spread region of over 200 000. Our program also takes patients in need from Ottawa Carleton region and Eastern Ontario.


Fellows will also have the opportunity to complete rotations at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), a tertiary care, free-standing children's hospital serving a referral population of over 1,500,000. Rotations at CHEO will provide an understanding of the treatment of eating disorders in the paediatric population and exposure to a greater diversity of treatment modalities.


Our fellowship program in Eating Disorders is a 1-year psychiatry fellowship. To be accepted, an applicant must meet the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) Faculty of Medicine Post-Graduate Education Departments’ eligibility criteria. Candidates must hold a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification (or equivalent) in psychiatry prior to starting their fellowship and be eligible for an unrestricted license to practice in Ontario. We encourage all eligible PGY4s and PGY5s to apply. Fellows must be proficient in written and oral English. Proficiency in French is an asset, but is not required. Our program hires on the basis of merit and is committed to equity and diversity.


Individuals interested in applying to or learning more about this fellowship can reach out to the co-fellowship directors at the email addresses below.


Contact Information:


Ruxandra Antochi, MD, FRCPC

Medical Director

Regional Program for the Treatment of Eating Disorders (EDP), Ottawa Hospital



Leanna Isserlin, MD, FRCPC

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, CHEO Eating Disorders Program

Director of Fellowship Development

uOttawa Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine





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