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Julie Knier Lesser, MD


(763) 318-2761

Specialties: Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent | Eating Disorders

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Professional History

Medical Education

  • MD - University of Minnesota Medical School
    Minneapolis, MN


  • Residency - Hennepin County Medical Center
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Residency - University of Minnesota Medical Center
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Residency - University of Minnesota Medical Center
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Fellowship - University of Minnesota Medical Center
    Minneapolis, MN

Contact Information

Primary Location:

Rogers Behavioral Health - Minneapolis
6442 City W Pkwy Ste 200
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Personal Biography

Julie Lesser, MD, Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, has developed a passion for best practices in treating emotional disorders and eating disorders. She is a past medical director of the Children's Center for the Treatment of Eating disorders, and is dedicated to implementing leading, evidence-based treatments and tracking outcomes. She has had extensive training in Family Based Therapy with Dr. James Lock of Stanford University, Dr. Daniel LeGrange of the University of California San Francisco, and with Dr. Ivan Eisler of the Maudsley Hospital in London. She is certified in Family Based Therapy and in the Child and Adolescent Unified Protocol. She is trained to the level of a supervisor in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Enhanced for Eating Disorders, and worked directly with Dr. Chris Fairburn of Oxford University. She works at Rogers Behavioral Health to provide care for patients with anxiety, depression, PTSD and eating disorders including Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, using cognitive behavioral therapy and family therapy approaches. She works with a multidisciplinary team and has a special interest in self-esteem,