Specializing in the treatment of eating disorders

About Dr. Tyson

Dr. Tyson

Dr. Tyson has been specializing in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders for over 25 years. After his Family Practice residency, he completed a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine, during which he had his first clinical training in eating disorders. Later, while Director of Clinics for the Adolescent Medicine Section, Department of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Oklahoma, he began to focus on eating disorders as a specialty.  After moving back to Austin, he opened his private practice specializing in eating disorders.

Dr. Tyson is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), and the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), among other organizations. He is also on the Advisory Board for AED and the Board of the Austin Foundation for Eating Disorders, a 501c3 advocacy organization.

In addition to being member of eating disorder professional meetings, Dr. Tyson speaks frequently nationally and internationally on various topics about eating disorders. He wrote the chapter on medical assessment for the recent text, “Eating Disorders—Bridging the Research-Practice Gap.” And as a member of the Medical Care Standards Task Force for the AED, he is a co-author of the AED’s medical guide on eating disorders, Critical Points for Early Recognition and Medical Risk Management in the Care of Individuals with Eating Disorders, of which over 100,000 copies have been distributed worldwide and in several languages. This document was developed to distribute to hospitals, emergency rooms, health care organizations, physicians, and other professionals and even sufferers and their families around the world to encourage improved assessment and treatment of those with eating disorders.

Advocating for those with eating disorders has been a priority and Dr. Tyson has worked to develop legislation in the state of Texas to mandate insurance coverage for eating disorders. Dr. Tyson also teaches residents, medical students, nurse practitioner students, as well as undergraduate and graduate classes at the University of Texas about eating disorders.