James L. Sacksteder, MD
James L. Sacksteder, MD,  Medical Director/CEO
Medical Director/CEO
Administrative Staff
Therapy Staff

Dr. James L. Sacksteder is the Medical Director/CEO at the Austen Riggs Center. A board certified psychiatrist, Dr. Sacksteder has been a dedicated clinician whose commitment to the Austen Riggs Center spans more than thirty years.

Dr. Sacksteder has written over twenty articles and book chapters on the treatment of anorexia nervosa, long-term psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy of severely disturbed patients, narcissism, object relations theory, and ego psychology. He is co-editor of Attachment and the Therapeutic Process with Daniel P. Schwartz, M.D. and Yoshiharu Akabane, M.D.: (International University Press, 1987). Dr. Sacksteder was a lecturer at Smith College School of Social Work for over twenty years.

Dr. Sacksteder received his M.D. from Northwestern University Medical School. He completed a psychiatric residency at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry before completing a Fellowship and Advanced Fellowship in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at Riggs.