Linda Schack, M.D. - Medical Director
Dr. Schack opened a private practice in adolescent medicine in 1994, and
is one of only a handful of doctors in the country who see teens and young
She has extensive experience treating patients with eating disorders in
outpatient, residential, and hospital settings, including intensive care.
Dr. Schack received her M.D. from Tulane Medical School, and completed
a pediatrics residency and adolescent medicine fellowship at Children's
Hospital Los Angeles. She certified by the American board of Pediatrics
Sub board of Adolescent Medicine, and is a member of the Society for Adolescent
Medicine, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals,
the Academy for Eating Disorders, and the National Eating Disorders Association.
Lindsey Brucker, M.D.
Dr. Lindsey Brucker is a board-certified Internist, specializing in adolescent
and young adult medicine. She is passionate about practicing preventative
medicine and helping her patients live healthy, happy lives. Dr. Brucker
has focused her practice on reproduction health, eating disorders and
transitioning teens with chronic medical problems to adult care.
Dr. Brucker received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and
medical degree from Tulane University. After completing her residency
in Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico, she did a fellowship
in Adolescent Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Dr. Brucker is originally from Maryland and moved across the country with
her husband, a native Angeleno. Her proudest accomplishment is becoming
a mom in June 2016. In her spare time, you can find Dr. Brucker at the
beach, hiking, horseback riding, cooking, watching New Orleans Saints
football games and spending quality time with her husband and son.
Lori Schur, R.N., Ph.D. - Clinical Training Director
Dr. Schur has recently joined the Medical Stabilization Program for Patients
with Eating Disorders in the role of Clinical Training Director. Dr. Schur’s
early career was in hospital nursing. She has worked as a psychiatric
nurse, and was also a bone marrow transplant lead at Washington University
Medical Center, St. Louis. Dr. Schur has both a master’s degree
in education and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Southern
California. She has treated clients with eating disorders in private practice,
intensive outpatient, residential, and hospital settings for more than
20 years, and has been a Director of Clinical Training certified under
the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).
Prior to coming to Torrance Memorial, Dr. Schur was a clinical supervisor
for pre and postdoctoral interns working in the eating disorders field.
Bobbi O'Brien, R.N., Ph.D. - Clinical Psychologist
Dr. O'Brien has been working in the eating disorders field for over
20 years. She began her career working with adolescent and adult hospital
patients as a registered nurse, including 11 years with the UCLA Neuropsychiatric
Institute Eating Disorders Program. Dr. O'Brien went on to pursue
a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, leading to subsequent work with eating
disorders patients in both residential and private practice settings.
Dr. O'Brien's combined experience in nursing and clinical psychology
informs her unique perspective in caring for hospital patients with eating
disorders. Dr. O'Brien is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders,
the American Psychological Association, and the National Eating Disorders
Association. In addition to her position at Torrance Memorial Medical
Center, Dr. O'Brien has a private clinical psychology practice in Torrance.
Jennifer Kromberg, Psy.D. – Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Kromberg is a licensed, clinical psychologist and has over 15 years
experience working in the eating disorders field. She has a private practice
in Torrance, CA where she specializes in working with individuals with
eating disorders and with family members of those struggling with eating
disorders. In addition, she has worked and consulted with several Eating
Disorders Treatment Centers including Susan B. Krevoy Eating Disorders
Program at Wright Institute, Los Angeles, The Bella Vita, and Oceanaire.
She is also a regular contributing writer to PsychologyToday.com. Dr. Kromberg
received her undergraduate degree at University of California, Los Angeles
(UCLA) and her Masters and Doctorate degrees at California School of Professional
Psychology, Los Angeles (CSPP-LA). She completed her post-doctoral fellowship
at Wright Institute, Los Angeles.
Mini Mehra, M.D. - Gastroenterologist
Dr. Mini Mehra is now serving the greater South Bay region after 15 years
at the UCLA Medical Center as a board-certified pediatrician with additional
certifications in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. She is available
as a consultant to our adolescent and young adult patients, up to age 26.
Dr. Mehra is an attending physician at Miller Children's Hospital,
and she continues her tenure at UCLA Medical School as an Associate Professor
of Pediatric Gastroenterology. She is a former Director of the Pediatric
Eosinophilic GI Disorders Clinic at the UCLA School of Medicine, as well
as the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Olive View-UCLA
Dr. Mehra received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health
Science Center, and completed her internship and residency training in
pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Mehra also completed a
fellowship in pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at
the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Mehra's areas of interest include
eating disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, hepatology, nutritional
support of the neonate, and eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders.
Michele Manarino, M.S., R.D.
Michele Manarino received her degree in food and nutrition from California
State University, Long Beach, and is a visiting professor at the Art Institute
in Orange County and Mount San Antonio College.
She has extensive experience working with eating disordered patients in
residential, hospital, and office settings. In addition to working with
patients in the Medical Stabilization Program, Michele sees clients in
her private office practice, focusing on disordered eating, weight management,
wellness, family nutritional counseling, and sports nutrition. She particularly
enjoys working with adolescents and young adults.
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