As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Wandler designs and implements proven models of evidence-based therapeutic programming and ensure that each facility is providing exceptional patient care.
A national leader in the treatment of substance abuse and eating disorders, a frequent keynote speaker and a highly rated educator, Dr. Wandler brings over 30 years of experience to his new role at ARS. He is board certified in General Psychiatry with added qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and is certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. In addition to serving as IAEDP’s President, he is a Fellow and Certified Eating Disordered Specialist. His professional affiliations also include the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), American Psychiatric Association (APA), and American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
Dr. Wandler’s dedication to the treatment of eating disorders began in 1995 when he became Medical Director at Remuda Ranch, an eating disorder treatment facility in Wickenburg, AZ. Under his leadership, he helped grow the program from 20 beds to over 150 beds in its prime. In 2012, Dr. Wandler relocated to Florida and created the Eating Disorder Recovery Center at UF Health prior to serving as the founding Medical Director for The Recovery Village.