North Shore Center for Weight Management
Dr. Saks is owner of the North Shore Center for Weight Management. He is a licensed health psychologist specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy, Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa, pre- and post- bariatric surgery behavioral care, obesity, and weight management.
Dr. Saks is an Instructor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and teaches both classes and workshops at the medical school. His teaching interests include behavioral counseling for lifestyle medicine and the assessment and treatment of eating disorders. He is a Diplomate in Cognitive Therapy and board certified by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
Dr. Saks is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association’s Divisions for Health Psychology and Addictive Behaviors, the Obesity Society, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
Dr. Saks has authored two chapters on the treatment of obesity for the American Medical Association in Roadmaps for Clinical Practice: Case Studies In Disease Prevention and Health Promotion – Assessment and Management of Adult Obesity: A Primer for Physicians. In addition to other scholarly publications, Dr. Saks has written a chapter on practice management in Getting Better at Private Practice, Chris Stout, editor (Wiley, 2012).
Dr. Saks also serves, with two past presidents of the Obesity Society, as a scientific advisor for Retrofit, an online weight management service.