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


Board-Certified Internal Medicine Specialist
Founder and Executive Medical Director, ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders
Glassman Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado
Certified Eating Disorder Specialist

The ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health, was founded by Dr. Philip Mehler in 2008, who continues to serve as the Executive Medical Director as well as his position at the Eating Recovery Center as Executive Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer, and former Chief Medical Officer of Denver Health Medical Center. He is an internationally recognized Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and the world's leading expert in the medical complications of eating disorders. Dr. Philip Mehler provides clinical oversight to the ACUTE medical team and monitors each patients’ medical care while they are hospitalized.            

Philip Mehler, MD earned his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and has been a physician at Denver Health for more than 20 years. He has dedicated his career to the research and care of patients suffering from severe eating disorders. In addition to serving as Chief Medical Officer at Denver Health, he has continued to conduct research into the treatment of the most severe eating disorders cases and the complications that can arise in anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Dr. Philip Mehler has authored more than 300 publications, many of which are concerning the medical complications of severe eating disorders. He is considered to be the most widely published author on the subject. His textbook, Medical Complications of Eating Disorders, was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. The second edition currently is available on

In addition to his many clinical accomplishments, Dr. Mehler was recently awarded the Academy of Eating Disorders 2012 Outstanding Clinician Award, receiving international recognition for his lifetime of service and contributions to the field of eating disorders. Dr. Philip Mehler is a member and fellow of the Eating Disorders Research Society and the Academy for Eating Disorders. He has lectured extensively on a national and international level as the leading medical expert on the topic. Dr. Philip Mehler has been recognized as one of the “Best Doctors in America” for the past 16 years and multiple times by 5280 Magazine as the "Top Internist in Denver."

ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders

777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
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