Order of the Chocolate Fish

Dr. Jen Richards, OCF

Jennifer Richards, MD, MBA, the attending psychiatrist on the inpatient eating disorders unit, is the latest recipient of the Order of the Chocolate Fish (OCF). Dr. Richards joins a distinguished list of staff and faculty of the UNC Eating Disorders program who have been inducted into the OCF. The OCF acknowledges individuals who go above and beyond the call of duty as either clinicians and/or researchers in the Eating Disorders Program. Since joining the program, Dr. Richards has shown extraordinary leadership and dedication to delivering the highest possible evidence-informed care to all patients in her care.

Dr. Richards is a graduate of the joint MD/MBA program at the University at Buffalo. She completed the General Psychiatry residency training program at UNC Hospitals in 2009, and graduated from the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at UNC Hospitals in 2010. Dr. Richards’ areas of interest include eating disorders, psychotherapy, developmental disabilities, and PTSD. Although she hails from Buffalo, NY, she and her family consider themselves at home in North Carolina.

We are deeply grateful for all that Dr. Richards does and recognize her commitment as a physician to do whatever is in her power to benefit individuals and families in her care.  Congratulations Dr. Richards.