Philip S. Mehler, MD, FACP, FAED, CEDS

Philip S. Mehler, MD, FACP, FAED, CEDS

Founder & Chief Executive Officer | Glassman Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Dr. Philip Mehler, MD, FACP, FED, CEDS founded ACUTE at Denver Health and continues to serve as its Chief Executive Officer. 

Dr. Philip Mehler, MD, FACP, FED, CEDS founded ACUTE at Denver Health, the country’s only designated Center of Excellence for those with the most extreme forms of eating disorders and severe malnutrition, and continues to serve as its Chief Executive Officer. He began his career at Denver Health more than 30 years ago and was formerly its Chief of Internal Medicine. He was Denver Health’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for 10 years until he was promoted to its Medical Director, a position he held until his retirement in 2014. He is also the Glassman Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and has conducted research into the optimal medical treatment of the most severe cases of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia. Dr. Mehler has authored more than 500 scientific publications, including four textbooks, Medical Complications of Eating Disorders, published by Johns Hopkins University Press and with a fourth edition slated for release in 2021. 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 22 years in a row, and was voted the “Top Internal Medicine physician in Denver” multiple times by 5280 Magazine. Dr. Mehler 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. He has lectured extensively on a national and international level as the leading medical expert on the topic of the medical complications of eating disorders.   

ACUTE Earns Prestigious Center of Excellence Designation from Anthem
In 2018, the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders & Severe Malnutrition at Denver Health was honored by Anthem Health as a Center of Excellence for Medical Treatment of Severe and Extreme Eating Disorders. ACUTE is the first medical unit ever to achieve this designation in the field of eating disorders. It comes after a rigorous review process.

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