As Chief Medical Officer for Alsana, Dr. Nicole Garber is responsible for maintaining consistency and quality of all medical programming. She has valuable experience working with individuals of all ages, eating disorder clients struggling with co-occurring diabetes, and clients with co-occurring mental health conditions, including personality disorders. She is also passionate about eradicating medical weight stigma.
Dr. Garber has cared for those in recovery from eating disorders for more than a decade. She most recently served as Chief of Psychiatry and medical director at The Meadows Ranch, an eating disorder program for women and girls in Arizona, and vice president of Psychiatric Services for parent organization Meadows Behavioral Health. Dr. Garber also served as medical director for Arizona Children’s Association, a mental and behavioral health non-profit focused on children and adolescents that qualify for Medicaid.
Dr. Garber received her medical degree from the Saint Louis School of Medicine. She then joined the Baylor College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry as a child and adolescent fellow and was named Chief Resident in 2012. She has also held Child and Adolescent Psychiatry professorships at the University of Texas Houston and the Baylor College of Medicine.
- APA Fellow status achieved in 2015
- Journal of Child Psychiatry and Human Development editorial board member
- Lectures at events for various organizations, including the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, the American Academy of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry, the National Eating Disorder Organization, and the Obesity Medicine Association, among others.
- Intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Trained in Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT),