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Mary Sanders, Ph.D.

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Child and Adolescent Psychology Clinic 401 Quarry Rd MC 5719 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 723-5511 Fax (650) 723-5531
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 723-5511 Tel (650) 465-7263
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Mindfulness
  • Eating Disorders, Pediatric
  • Munchausen by Proxy
  • International Educational Exchange
  • Psychology

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

Internship: VA Medical Center Palo Alto CA (1985)
Memphis State University TN (1985)
Fellowship: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital CA (1991)
Ph.D.: University of Memphis, Clinical Psychology (1985)

Community and International Work



Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Dr. Sanders is the Program Director of the Comprehensive Care Unit at Stanford where she teaches and works with inpatients with eating disorders. She has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders for the past 25 years at Stanford. She has written extensively and presented nationally on the subject of the evaluation and treatment of eating disorders and also in the field of child abuse, specifically in the area of Munchausen by proxy.

Dr. Sanders is also involved with an international outreach project in Ghana called Project Okurase. This project involved an annual medical health outreach in the village. The project is also creating a model village which includes the building of a medical clinic, vocational school, and homes for families that take in orphans. The project is also involved with bringing safe water, building compost toilets, and bringing solar energy to the village.


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