DENVER, CO --(Marketwired - December 13, 2016) - Denver Health has announced Margherita Mascolo, MD, as the new medical director of the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders, Denver Health's medical stabilization unit for the most critically ill patients suffering from anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Dr. Mascolo has served ACUTE in multiple roles since the program's inception in 2008 including as a full-time dedicated physician, assistant medical director and interim medical director.
"After a national search, it makes perfect sense that our new leader is one of our own," said Philip S. Mehler, MD, FACP, FAED, CEDS, Founder and Executive Medical Director of ACUTE. "Dr. Mascolo has been a valued member of the ACUTE team since its beginning in 2008 and has quickly developed a reputation as one of the country's leading experts in the medical care of patients with severe eating disorders. We are fortunate to have a medical director uniquely positioned to lead ACUTE's multidisciplinary clinical team and its research activities."