Laurie A. Mitan, MD

Director, Eating Disorders Program

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4681

Fax 513-636-7844


Eating disorders; teen pregnancy

Dr. Laurie Mitan, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified adolescent medicine specialist whose practice focuses on the unique health needs of teenagers. Providing eating disorder consultative services to community physicians and families, she is available at the Cincinnati Children's Outpatient Services Mason and Liberty Campus offices. At the Cincinnati Children's main campus, she provides primary care services at the Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine's Teen Health Center.

Dr. Mitan's clinical expertise encompasses all adolescent health concerns with special interests in eating disorders, gynecologic concerns, and the psychosocial effects of complex medical illnesses. She enjoys teaching pediatric house staff and medical students, and has spent a significant amount of her career giving lectures and presentations.

Dr. Mitan joined Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in August of 1999, after a faculty position at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

MD: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 1990.

Residency: State University of New York Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY, 1990-1993.

Fellowship: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 1993-1996.

Certification: Adolescent Medicine, 1997; Pediatrics, 1994.

View PubMed Publications

Mitan LA. Menstrual dysfunction in anorexia nervosa. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2004 Apr;17(2):81-5. Review.

Mitan LA. Eating disorders in adolescent girls. Curr Womens Health Rep. 2002 Dec;2(6):464-7. Review.

Mitan LA, Slap GB. Primary care management of adolescents with anorexia nervosa. Fam Pract Recert. 2002;24 (3):45-56.

Mitan LA, Slap GB. Adolescent menstrual disorders. Update. Med Clin North Am. 2000 Jul;84(4):851-68. Review.

Book Chapters

Mitan LA, Slap GB.  Dysfunctional uterine bleeding. In: Neinstein LS (Ed.) Handbook of Adolescent Health Care. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2009, pp. 467-469.

Mitan LA.  Eating Disorders. In Slap GB (Ed.) Adolescent Medicine: The Requisites in Pediatrics. Philadelphia:  Mosby/Elsevier, 2008, pp. 276-281.

Mitan LA, Slap GB. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding. In Neinstein L (Ed.) Adolescent Health Care: A Practical Guide. 4th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002.