Linda Schack, M.D. - Medical Director

Dr. Linda Schack

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 adults exclusively.

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. Linda Schack

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. O'Brien

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

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

Jennifer Kromberg

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

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 Medical Center.

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, 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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