Kevin Wandler, M.D. Assumes Role as iaedp 2015-2016 President

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Kevin Wandler becomes new iaedp President in place of James "Buck" Runyan

Kevin Wandler, MD, CEDS, Medical Director of Remuda Ranch at The Meadows, a comprehensive treatment center specializing in eating and co-occurring disorders for women and girls, has assumed the role as president of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation (iaedp) for the 2015-2016 term. Established in 1985, iaedp provides education and high-level training standards to an international multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professions, who treat the full spectrum of eating disorder problems. In addition, iaedp is the certification body for Eating Disorders Professionals.

“It is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to serve iaedp as President for 2015 and 2016,” Dr. Wandler said. “Buck Runyan had done a fantastic job, and I am looking forward to carrying out the initiatives he and the iaedp board have started and continuing to support the iaedp community and their mission. I am equally excited that this year’s iaedp conference is in my back yard, Phoenix, Arizona!”

James “Buck” Runyan, MS, MFT, LPC, CEDS passed the gavel to Dr. Wandler after a two year term. Runyan shares commonality with Dr. Wandler beyond iaedp; he is the Clinical Director for Remuda Ranch at The Meadows. Runyan’s term as the iaedp Board of Directors President brought considerable leadership strengths to the governing board. His contributions to the organization include the development of iaedp chapters and work on iaedp Certification. Runyan will remain on the Board of Directors and will assume the role of Immediate Past President, serving on the Board’s Executive Committee for the next two years.

“Participating with iaedp in such a key role this past two years as President of the Board of Directors has been a wonderful experience. iaedp is a leader in bringing eating disorder treatment professionals together and providing them with exceptional education and training resources,” Runyan said. “Knowing that Dr. Wandler will be assuming the responsibilities of President is reassuring that iaedp will remain focused on its mission. Just as he has done over his career, Dr. Wandler will provide exceptional leadership during his tenure.”

In addition to his leadership role as President of the iaedp Board of Directors, Dr. Wandler has been a member of the organization’s Certification Committee and is currently the Board Liaison in developing a new certification for physicians.

Dr. Wandler is one of the nation’s top eating disorder and addiction psychiatrists. 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, he is a Fellow and Certified Eating Disordered Specialist, certified by iaedp. His professional affiliations include the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), American Psychiatric Association (APA), and American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).

Dr. Wandler has worked in substance abuse for over 30 years and eating disorders concurrently for over 19 years. He is frequently sought after as a keynote speaker and instructor for both national and international audiences.

Remuda Ranch at The Meadows is an industry leader in treating eating and co-occurring disorders for women and girls through its inpatient, residential and partial-care programs. To learn more about Remuda Ranch at The Meadows’ work, contact an intake coordinator at 866-390-5100 or visit

Since 1990, Remuda Ranch at The Meadows has been a leading eating and co-occurring treatment center. In that time, over 10,000 women and girls have trusted their care to Remuda Ranch at The Meadows. Through Remuda Ranch at The Meadows’ treatment approach and clinical excellence individualized treatment is offered by a multidiscipline team of psychiatrists, primary care providers, registered dietitians, therapists, psychologists and registered nurses that provided assistance and support 24-hours a day. Along with treating eating disorders, Remuda Ranch at The Meadows addresses co-occurring issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse and trauma. Remuda Ranch was acquired by The Meadows in 2012 and is accredited by The Joint Commission.

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