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Dr. Stuart L. Koman

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Local Address: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Walden Behavioral Care LLC
Nine Hope Avenue Suite 500
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453
United States

Company Description: Walden Behavioral Care provides a "continuum of care" for treating patients with eating disorders and provides psychiatric in-patient services, while also...   more

Employment History

  • Founder and the Chief Executive Officer
    Walden Behavioral Care LLC
  • Founder and the Chief Executive Officer
    The Walden Center for Education
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    The Walden Center for Education
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Choate Health Systems

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Koman Associates
  • Founder
    Choate Health Systems


  • Ph.D.
    Duke University
  • Bachelor of Science degree
    Trinity College
  • Ph.D.
    National Institute of Mental Health
  • PhD
  • PhD.
  • Ph.D. Dr
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Leadership Team | Psychiatric Hospital | metro-Boston area | Walden Behavior Care | Walden Behavioral Care, 24 May 2014 [cached]
Stuart Koman, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Stuart Koman, Ph.D. is a founder and the Chief Executive of Walden Behavioral Care and its non-profit sister corporation, the Walden Center for Education and Research. Dr. Koman is a veteran health care manager with more than 30 years of experience leading and developing several behavioral health care companies. While all of these companies have become successful businesses under his leadership, Dr. Koman attributes much of this success to another common theme: they have all taken seriously their mission of providing innovative, compassionate and coordinated services to previously under served populations and families. Walden Behavioral Care is the most recent example as it has quickly become the leading provider of services for individuals with eating disorders in New England through its multi-level, multi-site system of care. In the nine year period 2003-2012, Walden has become a state of the art system of care providing some 40,000 service units annually at its primary campus in Waltham (MA) and satellite centers in Braintree (MA), Worcester (MA), Northampton (MA) and South Windsor, Connecticut.
Dr. Koman began his professional career in 1985 when he was appointed senior clinician and then Director of Adolescent Programs at Charles River Hospital (CRH) in Wellesley, MA. Over the next 10 years (1985 to 1996), he led two companies in achieving significant clinical and business outcomes. The first company, Charles River Management (CRHM), a subsidiary of CRH, grew out of the work of Dr. Koman and others in developing innovative treatment models for adolescents in hospital settings. Dr. Koman and his colleagues were among the first to recognize the central importance of the family in treatment program design. Many of these and related ideas were published in the Handbook of Adolescents and Family Therapy, an effort in which Dr. Koman wrote several chapters and served as co-editor.
In 1990, Dr. Koman co-founded the managed health care company, Choate Health Systems, Inc. (CHSI). Similar to the approach at Charles River, Choate provided integrated delivery of behavioral health care through a full continuum of treatment services operating under one administration. As this model proved highly adaptive in the emerging world of managed care, Choate expanded rapidly, and this led to the formation of Choate Health Management, Inc. (CHMI) and Choate Psychiatric Associates, P.C. (CPA). Having successfully managed the transition in health care reimbursement approaches, Dr. Koman was asked to assist the profession of psychology to do the same and subsequently served on the Governing Board of the American Psychological Association's practice division from 1992-2000.
After leaving Choate in 1995, Dr. Koman started Koman Associates, a firm that focuses on leaders and leadership issues in government, health care and business. At the same time, Dr. Koman served as Senior Clinical Adviser for Public Consulting Group providing strategic planning and systems re-engineering to state agencies throughout the United States. Dr. Koman continues his involvement with both of these organizations albeit on a much reduced basis once Walden was established in 2003.
Dr. Koman earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity College and his Ph.D. from Duke University.
said Stuart Koman, who ..., 6 Mar 2014 [cached]
said Stuart Koman, who serves as President and CEO of both the Walden Center and Walden Behavioral Care in a press release Walden Center Receives Dover Amendment Protection For Educational Complex at Former Marist Center - Business Updates - Framingham, MA Patch
"Even within the medical community, much needs to be learned about eating disorders, which affect about five percent of the population and a much larger percentage when you include individuals with weight management issues," said Stuart Koman, who serves as President and CEO of both the Walden Center and Walden Behavioral Care. "Our focus on education and research will, we hope lead to a greater understanding of eating disorders and a higher rate of recovery."
Koman said Walden will continue to work with Framingham residents and town officials to address any concerns that have, adding, "We will be good neighbors."
The non-profit Walden Center was created more than a year ago because of the need for greater education and research in the field of neurobehavioral disorders, such as eating disorders and mood disorders, Koman said.
Koman said the project will maintain the natural setting of The Marist Center, with a significant amount of open space and an aesthetically attractive campus. The project will also contribute to the local economy by adding new jobs, while providing a much needed service that previously was unavailable in Framingham.
Walden has already begun to reach out to Framingham schools to help educate students about eating disorders and will continue to do so, Koman said.
"We remain committed to bringing a world-class facility to MetroWest and believe this project can do much good for the Town of Framingham," he said.
Stuart Koman, ..., 24 Jan 2014 [cached]
Stuart Koman, Walden CEO and president, thinks the new partnership is going better than he originally expected. "Having Aly goes a little bit against the grain because a lot of times people who talk for organizations like ours are in recovery from a disorder, but Aly isn't," Koman said.
Koman thinks Raisman will be perfect for this part of the organization. "We feel an obligation to reach out to younger girls and people who don't have an eating disorder yet and (help them) try to avoid it because that's the best medicine," Koman said.
According to Stuart Koman, ..., 1 Feb 2014 [cached]
According to Stuart Koman, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Walden Center and Walden Behavioral Care, the proposal calls for the development of an additional 35,000 square feet beyond the existing building. "There would be two residential buildings, one for the treatment of adolescents with eating disorders and one for the treatment of obesity and weight management issues," he says. "The additional square footage is minimal compared to what is allowed by right for single family residential uses. A public hospital could build 600,000 square feet by right."
Framingham Zoning Board Chair Phillip Ottaviani nixed the proposal, citing neighborhood opposition as well as resistance to having a commercial endeavor in the area, according to Koman.
The Marist community resonated with Walden's proposed use of the property, Koman says. "It had been a place of respite for priests. We would use it for reflection and healing," he explains.
Koman explains, "A judge will sit with all the parties to talk about the suit and determine what kind of evidence needs to be presented. He will see if there's a chance for resolution without going through a trial. The results of this hearing were not available at the time of publication.
Subsequently, under its non-profit sister corporation, Walden Center for Education and Research, Walden filed a second proposal in early December 2013. "This proposal includes all the other pieces of the last proposal plus a larger building of 26,000 square feet for a conference center, demonstration kitchen area, research floor with offices and various spaces to support research efforts," Koman says.
Leading Stories | New England Psychologist - Part 2, 1 Feb 2014 [cached]
According to Stuart Koman, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Walden Center and Walden Behavioral Care, the proposal calls for the development of an additional 35,000 square feet [More]
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