Sara Forman, MD

Sara Forman, MD

Clinical Chief; Director, Outpatient Eating Disorders Program

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-7181

  • Fax: 617-730-0184

Medical Services


  • Adolescent Young Adult Medicine
  • Eating Disorders


  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Medicine


  • Eating Disorders Program
  • Adolescent/Young Adult Medical Practice
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Experience and Education



Barnard College, Columbia University, 1984

New York, NY

Medical School

Harvard Medical School, 1988

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Adolescent Medicine

Boston Children's Hospital, 07/91 to 06/92

Boston, MA

Internship, Pediatrics

Children's Hospital, 06/88 to 06/89

Philadelphia, PA

Residency, Pediatrics

Children's Hospital, 07/89 to 06/91

Philadelphia, PA


  • Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine

Professional History


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  1. Tsappis M, Freizinger M, Forman SF. Binge-eating disorder: emerging treatments for a new diagnosis. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2016 Aug; 28(4):415-20.
  2. Pitts S, Forman SF. Investing in adolescent healthcare: reducing risk for global impact. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2016 Aug; 28(4):413-4.
  3. DiVasta AD, Trudell EK, Francis M, Focht G, Jooma F, Vernacchio L, Forman SF. Practice-Based Quality Improvement Collaborative to Increase Chlamydia Screening in Young Women. Pediatrics. 2016 May; 137(5).
  4. Pitts S, Forman SF. Conversations with teens: keeping it in the comfort zone. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2015 Aug; 27(4):419-20.
  5. Monge MC, Forman SF, McKenzie NM, Rosen DS, Mammel KA, Callahan ST, Hehn R, Rome ES, Kapphahn CJ, Carlson JL, Romano ME, Malizio JB, Bravender TD, Sigel EJ, Rouse MR, Graham DA, Jay MS, Hergenroeder AC, Fisher MM, Golden NH, Woods ER. Use of Psychopharmacologic Medications in Adolescents With Restrictive Eating Disorders: Analysis of Data From the National Eating Disorder Quality Improvement Collaborative. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Jul; 57(1):66-72.
  6. Forman SF, McKenzie N, Hehn R, Monge MC, Kapphahn CJ, Mammel KA, Callahan ST, Sigel EJ, Bravender T, Romano M, Rome ES, Robinson KA, Fisher M, Malizio JB, Rosen DS, Hergenroeder AC, Buckelew SM, Jay MS, Lindenbaum J, Rickert VI, Garber A, Golden NH, Woods ER. Predictors of outcome at 1 year in adolescents with DSM-5 restrictive eating disorders: report of the national eating disorders quality improvement collaborative. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Dec; 55(6):750-6.
  7. Pitts S, Forman SF. Following the right pathway: evidence-based guidelines in adolescent healthcare. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2014 Aug; 26(4):405-6.
  8. Forman SF, Woods ER. Building a strong healthcare infrastructure for adolescents. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2013 Aug; 25(4):437-8.
  9. Forman SF, Woods ER. Preserving adolescents' reproductive health services safety net. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2012 Aug; 24(4):437-8.
  10. Forman SF, Grodin LF, Graham DA, Sylvester CJ, Rosen DS, Kapphahn CJ, Callahan ST, Sigel EJ, Bravender T, Peebles R, Romano M, Rome ES, Fisher M, Malizio JB, Mammel KA, Hergenroeder AC, Buckelew SM, Golden NH, Woods ER. An eleven site national quality improvement evaluation of adolescent medicine-based eating disorder programs: predictors of weight outcomes at one year and risk adjustment analyses. J Adolesc Health. 2011 Dec; 49(6):594-600.
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  12. Forman SF, Woods ER. Youth, risks, and chronic illness. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2011 Aug; 23(4):365-6.
  13. McKenzie NM, Gooding HC, Forman SF. The timing of transition: where should the line be drawn? Acta Paediatr. 2011 Jul; 100(7):958-9.
  14. Forman SF, Woods ER. Youth development and strength-based adolescent preventive care. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2010 Aug; 22(4):387-8.
  15. Forman SF, Woods ER. BMI report cards: do they make the grade? Curr Opin Pediatr. 2009 Aug; 21(4):429-30.
  16. Forman SF, Woods ER. Restrictive eating disorders: ancient challenges, new solutions. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2008 Aug; 20(4):373-4.
  17. Sylvester CJ, Forman SF. Clinical practice guidelines for treating restrictive eating disorder patients during medical hospitalization. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2008 Aug; 20(4):390-7.
  18. Schwartz BI, Mansbach JM, Marion JG, Katzman DK, Forman SF. Variations in admission practices for adolescents with anorexia nervosa: a North American sample. J Adolesc Health. 2008 Nov; 43(5):425-31.
  19. Austin SB, Ziyadeh NJ, Vohra S, Forman S, Gordon CM, Prokop LA, Keliher A, Jacobs D. Irregular menses linked to vomiting in a nonclinical sample: findings from the National Eating Disorders Screening Program in high schools. J Adolesc Health. 2008 May; 42(5):450-7.
  20. Forman SF, Woods ER. Human papilloma virus vaccine: a new frontier or political controversy? Curr Opin Pediatr. 2007 Aug; 19(4):387-8.
  21. Forman SF, Woods ER. Adolescent medicine in 2006. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2006 Aug; 18(4):351.
  22. Forman SF, Woods ER. Adolescent medicine in 2005. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2005 Aug; 17(4):453.
  23. D'Souza CM, Forman SF, Austin SB. Follow-up evaluation of a high school eating disorders screening program: knowledge, awareness and self-referral. J Adolesc Health. 2005 Mar; 36(3):208-13.
  24. Rosenblum J, Forman SF. Management of anorexia nervosa with exercise and selective serotonergic reuptake inhibitors. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2003 Jun; 15(3):346-7.
  25. Rosenblum J, Forman S. Evidence-based treatment of eating disorders. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2002 Aug; 14(4):379-83.
  26. Forman SF, Emans SJ, Kelly L, Beal J, Goodman E. Attitudes of female college students toward over-the-counter availability of oral contraceptives. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 1997 Nov; 10(4):203-7.
  27. Forman SF, Emans SJ. Adolescent medicine. Curr Opin Pediatr. 1996 Aug; 8(4):299-300.
  28. Forman SF, Aruda MM, Emans SJ, Woods ER. Follow-up of pregnant teens at a hospital-based clinic. J Adolesc Health. 1995 Sep; 17(3):193-7.
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