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 and he is double boarded in Addiction Medicine by The American Board of Psychiatry and the American Board of Preventive Medicine. In addition, he is certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. 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 on the executive board of as the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) IAEDP’s, he was the iaedp President from 2015-2016. In addition, , he is a Fellow of iaedp and Certified Eating Disordered Specialist. His professional affiliations also include the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), iaedp, American Psychiatric Association (APA), the and American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine..
Dr. Wandler began working in the Substance Use Disorder field in the mid 80’s and has been active with Substance Use Disorders since then. 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 20112, 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 in 2013.