Heather A. Dlugosz, MD, FAPA, CEDS

Medical Director for the Harold C. Schott Eating Disorder Program
Lindner Center of HOPE

Dr. Dlugosz is an adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of patients with eating disorders and their psychiatric co-morbidities including mood and anxiety disorders and serves as the medical director of the Harold C. Schott Eating Disorder Program.

Dr. Dlugosz received her Bachelor’s degree from Albion College.  She earned her M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, completed her adult psychiatric residency at University Hospital in Cincinnati, now the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where she served as Chief Resident. She is board certified in Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS).

Dr. Dlugosz returns to The Lindner Center of HOPE after previously working as a staff psychiatrist and then associate medical director at Eating Recovery Center in Cincinnati, OH and as a contract psychiatrist at VERY-Virtual Eating Recovery for You which provides virtual comprehensive services for patients with eating disorders. She currently holds an academic position as Associate Professor of Clinical-GEO at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience where she helps to educate medical students and resident physicians in the treatment of eating disorders.

Dr. Dlugosz embraces a collaborative approach to the assessment and treatment of patients and her broad experience in a variety of settings is a solid foundation for providing the highest quality and compassionate care to patients at all levels of care.


  • Albion College 2001 BA in Chemistry
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 2005 Doctor of Medicine


  • University of Cincinnati Resident in Adult Psychiatry 2005-2008
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2008-2010

Board Certification:

  • Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry through American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Honors and Awards:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha medical Honor Society 2005
  • Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctor Award winner previously
  • Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
  • Certified Eating Disorder Specialist