Dr. Pauline Powers
Pauline Powers, M.D., serves as medical director of the Fairwinds Treatment Center Eating Disorders Program. A nationally recognized expert in the field of eating disorders, Dr. Powers was the founding president of the Academy for Eating Disorders and currently directs the Eating Disorders Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the University of South Florida. She is the author of two books on obesity and eating disorders and has written over 70 scientific publications. She is a founding member of the Eating Disorders Research Society and is on the editorial boards of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, Obesity Surgery, and the Eating Disorders Review.
Dr. Powers is on the Scientific Board of Directors of the National Eating Disorders Screening Program and was a member of the American Psychiatric Association’s committee on preparing guidelines for the treatment of eating disorders. She is also an active board member for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and served as its president for 2005-2006. Dr. Powers received NEDA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006, and in May 2000 she was recognized as the Outstanding Clinician by the Academy for Eating Disorders for her dedication and commitment to the field.