Dr. O’Toole to retire at the end of 2020.

It is with decidedly mixed emotions that we announce our founder and chief medical officer, Julie O’Toole MD, MPH, will retire at the end of this year.

First I’d like to mention that (for once!) this has nothing to do with the pandemic. Dr. O’Toole’s retirement has been planned for some time; more than anything an exact date has always been dependent on our ability to prepare our clinical team for this momentous transition. And we are ready!

Second I’d like to stress how much things will remain the same. Replacing Dr. O’Toole at the helm will be our current medical director, Naghmeh Moshtael MD, assisted by our excellent team of medical and behavioral health providers, many of whom have been with us for the better part of two decades. We remain the most experienced pediatric eating disorder treatment team in the country (if not the planet), bar none.

Lastly I want to thank all of our families over the years – and for all the years to come – for entrusting us with the care of your children. Dr. O’Toole taught us that it is an honor and a privilege to do so, and we pledge to continue the pioneering work she began back in 1998. The mission continues.

Happy Holidays and a health and prosperous New Year to you and your family.

Thank you.

Morgan O’Toole, CEO, Kartini Clinic