Philip S. Mehler, MD, FACP, FAED, CEDS
Dr. Philip S. Mehler began his career at Denver Health more than 35 years ago and was formerly its Chief of Internal Medicine and then Denver Health’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) until he was promoted to its Medical Director, a position he held until his retirement in 2014. He founded the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders & Severe Malnutrition at Denver Health in 2001. Dr. Mehler is also the Glassman Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and has for decades conducted research into the optimal medical treatment of the most severe cases of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia. He has authored 550 scientific publications, including four textbooks published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Dr. Mehler was the recipient of the Academy of Eating Disorders 2012 Outstanding Clinician Award, has been recognized among the “Best Doctors in America” for the past 23 years in a row, and was voted the “Top Internal Medicine physician in Denver” multiple times by 5280 Magazine. In 2023 was honored by IAEDP with its Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a member and fellow of the Eating Disorders Research Society and the Academy of Eating Disorders, as well as a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Eating Disorders and serves as the Senior Editor of The Journal of Eating Disorders. Since the early 1990s, Dr. Mehler has lectured extensively on a national and international level as the leading medical expert on the topic of the medical complications of eating disorders.