Eating disorders are serious conditions related to persistent eating behaviors that negatively impact health, emotions and the ability to function in important areas of life.

Orienting patients towards lives of recovery and away from their eating disorders is the lifework of Sara Niego, M.D., the Eating Disorders Program Service Chief at Silver Hill Hospital. “I like every patient”, she says of her mission. “There is no patient I don’t like treating, no kind of patient or disorder. I see people as people, not patients, and I think that’s my defining feature.”

Dr. Niego holds her MD from Columbia University’s College of Physician’s & Surgeons. Prior to joining Silver Hill’s medical staff, served as attending psychiatrist for the Institute of Living’s Eating Disorders Program in Hartford, CT. She has an extensive background in both research and the clinical treatment of eating disorders.

“You can’t really help patients unless they feel they are heard and understood by you”, she believes. “What I bring to my treatment of patients is all this knowledge I’ve garnered through the years plus someone I think they can relate to.”

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