Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani Named Medical Director of the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders

Jul 06, 2015, 13:39 ET from Denver Health

DENVER, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS has been promoted to Medical Director of the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health. She has been with Denver Health since 2007 and was most recently the Associate Medical Director of ACUTE, which she helped to open in its current form in 2008.

"Jen is certainly deserving of this honor, given her well-acclaimed aptitude for this specialized area of medicine, which has been exceptionally refined through her daily dedicated work for almost nine years," said Dr. Philip Mehler, founder of the ACUTE Center, Denver Health's medical stabilization unit for the most severely ill patients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia. Dr. Mehler will remain active at ACUTE in the role of Founder and Executive Medical Director

As the Medical Director, Dr. Gaudiani will continue to care for patients, along with managing the clinical and administrative aspects of the unit and will also help to foster the referral base for the program, which grows to 15 beds in September.

Dr. Gaudiani is board certified in internal medicine and carries the Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) designation from the International  Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.  She and Dr. Mehler are the only two CEDS-certified internal medicine physicians in the United States.  Dr. Gaudiani completed her undergraduate education with honors from Harvard University, received her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed her residency and chief residency with Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. In addition to her role at Denver Health, she is also an Associate Professor in the department of internal medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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