Philip S. Mehler, MD, CEDS, FACP, FAED
Chief Medical Officer and Executive Medical Director
As Executive Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Philip Mehler is the designated head of medical services across Eating Recovery Center’s full National treatment spectrum, including Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient levels of care. Prior to joining Eating Recovery Center in 2014, Dr. Mehler served as Chief Medical Officer of Denver Health and Hospital Authority. Dr. Mehler began his career at Denver Health nearly 33 years ago and was formerly its Chief of Internal Medicine. He is the Glassman Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and has conducted research into the optimal treatment of the most severe cases of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia. He founded ACUTE at Denver Health and continues to serve as its Executive Medical Director. Dr. Mehler has authored 410 publications, including 3 textbooks, Medical Complications of Eating Disorders, which published by the Johns Hopkins University Press and is now in its third edition. 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 20 years in a row, and was voted the “Top Internist 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. He has lectured extensively on a national and international level as the leading medical expert on the topic of medical complications of eating disorders.